WHERE ARE THE GRACKLES?

They showed up briefly. Just one day, but didn’t stay.

I waited for them. I am still waiting for them, hoping they will return. The problem is, the breed is in a steep decline and is now considered threatened. 60% of all grackles have disappeared over the past 40 years. Not having them show up — especially since they were breeding here and they should be here now — is worrisome. So many of our birds are disappearing and no matter how much food I put out, it’s never going to be enough.



Categories: #Birds, #Photography, Grackle

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8 replies

  1. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒน

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  2. An omen! Maybe the unusual bird visit was an omen.

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    • Yes. It’s an omen that we are killing off our birds. We’ve been slaughtering grackles for many years because they destroy fields and farmers hate them. We’ve lost more than 60% of them in the past 40 years and at this rate, they will be gone in another 20 — if not sooner. Definitely an omen. Not a good one, either.

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      • When birds are intentionally gotten rid of, nature will definitely take vengeance. Hands off the eco system.

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        • I really find this horrible — AND depressing. I can understand wanting to do whatever it takes to scare them out of your fields, but they are slaughtering them by the tens of thousands. And they are exceptionally beautiful and intelligent birds. We never leave anything alone. We don’t care about anything but ourselves. If we destroy this world we live in and ourselves, we will have no one else to blame.

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  3. We didn’t get any either. Unless I just didn’t see them?
    Every year they used to come. It was enjoyable to see them on the feeder.

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    • They are disappearing — fast. That they didn’t show up at your place either is very disturbing. I was hoping they were just late. I try to feed everything, but it’s just me on social security. It’s so sad.

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