Backyard Wildlife – Common Grackle

The Common Grackle is a noisy bird and they often gathered on the lawn and under the bird feeder. They are common throughout North America, often posing a threat to corn crops as a primary food source (Common Grackle Overview, 2019).

Canon 80D – Sigma 15-600mm – 150mm – f6.3 – 1/200 sec – ISO 2000

There is a large maple tree nearby, and in the spring they can be seen roosting in large flocks.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/1250 sec – ISO 2000

They have a signature iridescent head, that can be strikingly blue in the right light.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/250 sec – ISO 2000

Common Grackle Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. (2019). Retrieved August 16, 2020, from

1 Comment

  1. MLK

    I had no idea that they had such pretty colouring!

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