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27Dec2017 - Vidanta Riviera Maya - Our Frequent Visitor
Date: Wed Dec 27 19:55:51 MST 2017, [ 7 photos ]
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We befriended a frequent visitor to our suite, a male Great-tailed Grackle or commonly called by the locals as zanate. He likes perching on our porch, then makes all these impressive array of callnotes ranging from a sweet tinkling, to rattling notes or to a shrieking, high-pitched whistle so loud it can be heard from a distance. He'd wait there and watch you intently until you give him some food...

Some predisposed to hate the Grackle write them off as merely black, and sometimes even call them annoying and loud blackbirds or crows with their arched shoulders and purposeful stalking (male grackles) that resemble no other than an infamous vampire, but upon closer look I think they are beautiful birds on their own right -- smart, mysterious and sociable.

Local folklore had it that their vocals represent the Seven Passions of life: Love, Hate, Fear, Courage, Joy, Sadness, and Anger.

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 Location(s): Vidanta Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen MX
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We befriended a frequent visitor to our suite, a male Great-tailed Grackle or commonly called by the locals as zanate. He likes perching on our porch, then makes all these impressive array of callnotes ranging from a sweet tinkling, to rattling notes or to a shrieking, high-pitched whistle so loud it can be heard from a distance. He'd wait there and watch you intently until you give him some food...

Some predisposed to hate the Grackle write them off as merely black, and sometimes even call them annoying and loud blackbirds or crows with their arched shoulders and purposeful stalking (male grackles) that resemble no other than an infamous vampire, but upon closer look I think they are beautiful birds on their own right -- smart, mysterious and sociable.

Local folklore had it that their vocals represent the Seven Passions of life: Love, Hate, Fear, Courage, Joy, Sadness, and Anger.

 Location: Vidanta Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen MX
 Date Taken: Tue Dec 26 2017
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We befriended a frequent visitor to our suite, a male Great-tailed Grackle or commonly called by the locals as zanate. He likes perching on our porch, then makes all these impressive array of callnotes ranging from a sweet tinkling, to rattling notes or to a shrieking, high-pitched whistle so loud it can be heard from a distance. He'd wait there and watch you intently until you give him some food...

Some predisposed to hate the Grackle write them off as merely black, and sometimes even call them annoying and loud blackbirds or crows with their arched shoulders and purposeful stalking (male grackles) that resemble no other than an infamous vampire, but upon closer look I think they are beautiful birds on their own right -- smart, mysterious and sociable.

Local folklore had it that their vocals represent the Seven Passions of life: Love, Hate, Fear, Courage, Joy, Sadness, and Anger.


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Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mark III full frame
Lens:       Canon 100-400mm f/4.5L IS II USM Telephoto
F-stop:     f/5
Exp:         1/250s
ISO:         ISO-1600
Focal L:   210mm

 Location: Vidanta Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen MX
 Date Taken: Tue Dec 26 2017
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We befriended a frequent visitor to our suite, a male Great-tailed Grackle or commonly called by the locals as zanate. He likes perching on our porch, then makes all these impressive array of callnotes ranging from a sweet tinkling, to rattling notes or to a shrieking, high-pitched whistle so loud it can be heard from a distance. He'd wait there and watch you intently until you give him some food...

Some predisposed to hate the Grackle write them off as merely black, and sometimes even call them annoying and loud blackbirds or crows with their arched shoulders and purposeful stalking (male grackles) that resemble no other than an infamous vampire, but upon closer look I think they are beautiful birds on their own right -- smart, mysterious and sociable.

Local folklore had it that their vocals represent the Seven Passions of life: Love, Hate, Fear, Courage, Joy, Sadness, and Anger.

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and there goes another piece of corn chips!


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Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mark III full frame
Lens:       Canon 100-400mm f/4.5L IS II USM Telephoto
F-stop:     f/5.6
Exp:         1/320s
ISO:         ISO400
Focal L:   400mm

 Location: Vidanta Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen MX
 Date Taken: Tue Dec 26 2017
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We befriended a frequent visitor to our suite, a male Great-tailed Grackle or commonly called by the locals as zanate. He likes perching on our porch, then makes all these impressive array of callnotes ranging from a sweet tinkling, to rattling notes or to a shrieking, high-pitched whistle so loud it can be heard from a distance. He'd wait there and watch you intently until you give him some food...

Some predisposed to hate the Grackle write them off as merely black, and sometimes even call them annoying and loud blackbirds or crows with their arched shoulders and purposeful stalking (male grackles) that resemble no other than an infamous vampire, but upon closer look I think they are beautiful birds on their own right -- smart, mysterious and sociable.

Local folklore had it that their vocals represent the Seven Passions of life: Love, Hate, Fear, Courage, Joy, Sadness, and Anger.

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so, as if to thank us for the food, he'd let go another piercing shriek before flying away!


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Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mark III full frame
Lens:       Canon 100-400mm f/4.5L IS II USM Telephoto
F-stop:     f/5
Exp:         1/200s
ISO:         ISO-2000
Focal L:   250mm

 Location: Vidanta Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen MX
 Date Taken: Tue Dec 26 2017
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We befriended a frequent visitor to our suite, a male Great-tailed Grackle or commonly called by the locals as zanate. He likes perching on our porch, then makes all these impressive array of callnotes ranging from a sweet tinkling, to rattling notes or to a shrieking, high-pitched whistle so loud it can be heard from a distance. He'd wait there and watch you intently until you give him some food...

or, sometimes he'd perch up this coconut just right across our balcony waiting for another piece of food...

Some predisposed to hate the Grackle write them off as merely black, and sometimes even call them annoying and loud blackbirds or crows with their arched shoulders and purposeful stalking (male grackles) that resemble no other than an infamous vampire, but upon closer look I think they are beautiful birds on their own right -- smart, mysterious and sociable.

Local folklore had it that their vocals represent the Seven Passions of life: Love, Hate, Fear, Courage, Joy, Sadness, and Anger.


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Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mark III full frame
Lens:       Canon 100-400mm f/4.5L IS II USM Telephoto
F-stop:     f/5.6
Exp:         1/320s
ISO:         ISO-1250
Focal L:   400mm

 Location: Vidanta Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen MX
 Date Taken: Tue Dec 26 2017
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 We befriended a frequent visitor to our suite, a male Great-tailed Grackle or commonly called by the locals as zanate. He likes perching on our porch, then makes all these impressive array of callnotes ranging from a sweet tinkling, to rattling notes or to a shrieking, high-pitched whistle so loud it can be heard from a distance. He'd wait there and watch you intently until you give him some food...
 Location: Vidanta Riviera Maya - Playa de Carmen MX
 Date Taken: Tue Dec 26 2017
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