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Title: Another Grackle attack
Post by: dk1677 on June 17, 2010, 03:44:48 AM
Having my morning coffee I looked out in my yard in time to see a Grackle fly in and go after the Catbirds , I had to get my shooting window  shade up and get it opened and was surprised he was still there walking around I got the 850 and watched as he circled an apple tree, I was waiting for him to stoop but he just kept walking so I decided to try and lead him a little and take a shot , I let the CPHP go and there was a  whack and he fell over one wing in the air ( 25 yards). No picture yet as its a light rain ( maybe later unless a cat  gets it)  . Funny I was looking in an old bird book ( copyright 1909) and in the write up on Grackles the author said he considered them to be the most destructive bird.
Title: RE: Another Grackle attack
Post by: shadow on June 17, 2010, 04:00:14 AM
Great shooting bro and they are destructive bird's, no mercy for em. Ed
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Post by: dk1677 on June 17, 2010, 04:05:54 AM
Thanks Ed! Got a picture up ( heavy on the nail polish ;-)   )
Title: Re: Another Grackle attack
Post by: gamo2hammerli on June 17, 2010, 09:51:58 AM
Great shot with your 850...the CPHP really made him bleed.
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Post by: only1harry on June 17, 2010, 05:27:46 PM
Nice shot Dave!  It's the only way I like looking at Grackles.  On their back or their side :)

Really cool blood scene.. great nail polish job.. who did you learn it from?  8)
Title: Re: Another Grackle attack
Post by: dk1677 on June 18, 2010, 02:44:23 AM
Thanks guys!
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Post by: shadow on June 18, 2010, 06:00:39 AM
Great pic bro, blew him right out. :o  :) Ed
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Post by: jake on June 21, 2010, 01:05:57 PM
great shooting