March 13, 2017

The invasion

Grackles, redwings and starlings have been mobbing our feeders for two weeks.
I don't begrudge them the food but nothing else can come in when they are there.

Quiscalus quiscula

Common Grackles are resourceful foragers. They sometimes follow plows to catch invertebrates and mice, wade into water to catch small fish, pick leeches off the legs of turtles, steal worms from American Robins, raid nests, and kill and eat adult birds.

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