Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

Noisy, but beautiful iridescent coloring. This pair may be scouting nesting locations.


Shown on Florida Native Plant: LONGLEAF PINE TREE (Pinus palustris)

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  1. When I first moved to NY I hated grackles – I considered them a “junk bird” draining my feeders. How embarrassed I am now about that. I love them now as any other bird that graces my garden. They are beautiful in the light. I love how they walk through the leaves and taller grass. I love that they eat snails and such in the garden. They arrive announcing Spring along with the red-winged blackbirds. Here, in Florida they sound just a little different. They are gregarious and perch on all the power lines and piers. How could I have hated this bird?

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