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Birds of the Alphabet ~ Grackle

Sharing another new post for my series Birds of the Alphabet. 

Using a photo from my deck feeder for the entry today.

Grackles are in the blackbird family. Throughout the east and midwest, this big blackbird is a very familiar species on suburban lawns, often searching for insects. 

Common Grackles often nest in small colonies, and several males may perch in treetops to sing their creaking songs. 

Big flocks are often seen flying overhead in the evening, heading for major communal roosts, especially from late summer through winter.

I see these common grackles year round in the southeastern part of the US. 

Photo ©CarolDM

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