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Young Grackles by Nambroth Young Grackles by Nambroth
5" x 5" oil
There's nothing quite like having a pile of young birds (in this case, Common Grackles) descend upon your yard, with their curious, clumsy, confused ways. This group I observed seemed especially fresh and clueless, trying nibbles of plants and twigs before getting it right by cracking seeds I'd offered. This stage of adolescence in birds is especially endearing to me.
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WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I love teenager birds - they always look so clueless!
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ploosnar Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
This is the cutest and best ever. You really captured their newness - so adorable and endearing. Well done - a very accomplished painting.
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SARS-08 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
Grackles bright yellow stares have always given me a chuckle, I love how the two in the background are looking out of the painting!
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TernFeather Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
Excellent painting!  Young birds are really fun to watch.  Last year, there was a young hawk in our yard trying to grab grasshoppers with her talons.  She was clumsily hopping around chasing them.  It was hilarious!
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HunterBeingHunted Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! they are so cute and lifelike! :)
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Saerphe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Clumsy baby fledglings just learning and exploring are the best. I really love the lighting in this piece, and the angle on the one in the back left is fabulous. :D
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bettashark Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We have grackles here too! We enjoy watching the local version of thr courtship dance: puff up and make a sound like a rusty hinge. :p
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
They do make a lot of really great robotic noises!
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KaiserFlames Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Grackles are the best. They have so much sass, I love watching them at my feeders. This is a great little painting!
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kailavmp Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
I know these faces, but in different feathers! Here it is the fieldfare and blackbird younglings that are confusingly exploring the world!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
So neat!!
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Pure-Fire-Legend Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, grackles are some of my favorite birds to see around here! Their faces are captured so well.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
beautiful
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really Nice Job, I wish I could paint :)
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DinoSpine Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love grackles!
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
Very beautiful picture.HugeHeart3 11 n.n by marusitaneko   HugeHeart3 
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
Great grackle painting!  They are very reminiscent of the starlings we have over here in Africa.  Your young grackles look very inquisitive!
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painted-flamingo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
Aww so cute! 
I used to love watching the young finches in my backyard growing up trying desperately to figure out how to crack manipulate and open sunflower seeds with their beaks- sometimes they'd just give up and squeak to their parents to come bring them a meal xP
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Uptighturbanite Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work - amazing.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I get lots of them too.. nicely done
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TSofian Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
I love grackles as well! Really interesting birds!
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Alyak1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Aw I love grackles! Beautiful painting, really captures the birds' personality ;3
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