So, this is kind of interesting, at least to me. While doing some bird research I stumbled upon a note about grackles. For anyone that knows me, I have had an odd fascination with these birds for some time now.
We have many grackle visitors in the back yard during the spring-fall seasons and I sometimes can’t help but love spending time watching them. They have beautiful plumage and a simply radiant sheen if you get close enough to them. When I chat with bird enthusiasts about my love for these birds, it is most definitely not well received. In fact, they have nothing nice to say.
They scare all the other birds away!
They are a nuisance!
Mmm, I never seem to see what others see in these birds. We still have many other types of birds in the yard and I don’t find them a nuisance at all.
Anyhow, regardless of what others say about my bird friends, I feel a connection to them. When I came across this grackle write up it made sense to me in more than one way. It said:
Grackle - Grackles are very happy birds that look past the emotional turmoil and find joy in the smallest of things. Black is the color of the inner and the feminine and the purple and bronze coloring about the head especially usually indicates that emotions are coloring the thinking process. Situations are not always what they appear to be; particularly when dealing with emotions. Emotions that are not dealt with can even go on to produce physical congestion in the body. Grackles love to live in pine trees and the essence of pine can be used to help alleviate strong emotional states, particularly feelings of guilt. The grackle showing up is a sign that it is time to clear away emotional congestion and to deal with your emotions.
So that is why they visit me so often – must be trying to get me to deal with stuff. Point taken. Hope they keep coming by though to keep me in check! I feel I may be grackle like in spirit too – finding joy in small things. Or medium, grackle sized things at least.
Excerpt taken from: http://www.spiritwalkministry.com/spirit_guides/bird_animal_spirits
For more beautiful grackle images – click here.
Image above from – http://www.redbubble.com/people/van049/works/3265453-flight-of-the-grackle