Common Grackle

Published on Apr 4, 2013

Common Grackles are blackbirds that look like they’ve been slightly stretched or even like a shrunken crow. They have a more tapered bill and glossy bodies that resemble an “oil spill” in the sunlight. Grackles walk around lawns on their long legs. They gather in high in trees, mainly evergreens, and make a lot of noise. They do not have the most pleasant sound, so they get a bad rap. They do eat crops (corn) and of course they eat bird seed. I have even heard they eat garbage. In fact, Grackles are the number one threat to corn crop. Farmers sometimes spray the corn with a foul tasting chemical (yum!). Check out their yellow eyes. They are quite a bird.
Grackles are underrated.

(you may notice some sparrows, pigeons and red wing blackbirds in the vid)

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