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Sunday, April 7, 2019

"Splish Splash:" A Grackle Takes a Bath!







In yesterday's blog post, I included two songs and I guess music is still on my mind because when I came upon a Common Grackle taking a bath within the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park (as seen in the series of photographs directly above, a rerun of Bobby Darin's performance of Splish Splash came to my mind.



This bird variety is the subject of a poem by Odgen Nash (which I included in an entry this past January but am also posting it below).

The grackle's voice is less than mellow,
His heart is black, his eye is yellow,
He bullies more attractive birds
With hoodlum deeds and vulgar words,
And should a human interfere,
Attacks that human in the rear.
I cannot help but deem the grackle
An ornithological debacle.

Btw, the Common grackle is a bird type who visits my garden and they have their own "chapter" in volume three my book series, Words In Our Beak.


Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zxVujM
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DY0mz0
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H


Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2IzH2iu
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IYkmpA
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2vedQot

EACH OF THESE BOOKS CAN BE ORDERED FROM ANY PLACE SELLING BOOKS BY GIVING THEM THE TITLE, OR ISBN, OR MY NAME, PATRICIA YOUNGQUIST.

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