Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)

OK, the airshow is over so back to birds ‘n bugs.  This lovely couple are Boat-tailed Grackles.  The male is young and not quite so irridescent as he will be in maturity but, the boat tail is still there.  The female in lovely shades of brown.


These guys eat just about anything.  In fact, they are accomplished scavengers and dumpster divers and are are frequently seen in the vicinity of fast food restaurants.  They range along the coast from eastern Texas to Southern Maine and covers most of the Florida Peninsula.


About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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