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Grackle Swarm | by AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker
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Grackle Swarm

Around dusk, thousands of grackles swarm around downtown Houston before descending to roost in trees around the Wortham Center. They fly in some crazy formations. It's quite a sight to behold.


Believe it or not, they've been known to attack people:


WARNING: I got a nice "present" on a brand new shirt while taking these photos. You might want to wear an old sweatshirt if you plan to check 'em out.


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Exposure0.017 sec (1/60)

Aperture f/6.7

ISO Speed800

Exposure Bias-1 EV

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Taken on January 7, 2009