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Offline dk1677

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Another Grackle attack
« 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.
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RE: Another Grackle attack
« Reply #1 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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Re: Another Grackle attack
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 04:05:54 AM »
Thanks Ed! Got a picture up ( heavy on the nail polish ;-)   )
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Re: Another Grackle attack
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 09:51:58 AM »
Great shot with your 850...the CPHP really made him bleed.
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Re: Another Grackle attack
« Reply #4 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)
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Re: Another Grackle attack
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010, 02:44:23 AM »
Thanks guys!
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Re: Another Grackle attack
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 06:00:39 AM »
Great pic bro, blew him right out. :o  :) Ed
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RE: Another Grackle attack
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 01:05:57 PM »
great shooting
if at first you dont succeed, re-load, kill count 2010.
(6)squirrel
()opposum
()skunk
()chipmunks
()squirrel
()raccoon
(1)starling
()grackle
()sparrows