Another bird family taking residence in our bird house is the common grackle. They are new to Ocean’s Reach but common throughout eastern North America. Adult grackles are large and lanky blackbirds with long tails and long legs. From a distance they look dark black but up-close, you will notice a beautiful purple-blue iridescence on their body.
They love to forage on the ground, at the base of bird houses, lawns, fields and urban parks. Farmers try to keep them at bay as do city dwellers. They can be pesty so keep a close eye on your food!