Post by sol-survivor on Aug 2, 2021 21:26:13 GMT -5
I don't have any pictures, but there was something funny in our backyard in the spring of last year. It was pouring rain, and when I looked out the kitchen window there were four or five mourning doves lined up on the wire leading up to the house. As I watched they in unison raised their left wings for a few seconds and then put them down again. After that they raised their right wings in the same way. They did this for several minutes as my Dad and I and a visitor watched, always moving in unison. They looked like they were all in the shower and were rinsing their pits. It would have been funny to see one dove do it, but to see that many moving as though they had a choreographer was hysterical. I wish I had taken pictures or a video but I would have needed to open the window and it might have scared them away.
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These pictures came out so terrible, darn it. I was taking them through a screen. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. This could just be a starling with a mutation in the coloring, but I swear some grackles are mating with some starlings. There was a grackle in my yard that was the same coloring and shape as the others, same kind of tail, but was much smaller than the other grackles. I think it's too late in the season for it to have been a baby (they would be a different color anyway).
And there were two birds (got these pictures) that are mottled black and brown and look like a combination of starlings and grackles. Can anyone tell what they are? Again, the pictures are terrible, I know. (Not talking about the sparrows, obviously). Hope I can get better pictures some other day.
I might have figured this out. They might be cow birds. Either juvenile ones or ones with a color mutation. Maybe. ??
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