Upstate New York - Brown Bird - Blue head

by Leatta
(Upstate New York)


We are starting to see this brown bird with a blue head in our backyard. My husband seems to think its a Jackdaw however it doesn't look like any of the pictures that i have seen on the web. What do you think?


Comment

Great photo. It is a Grackle. They have uncanny yellow eyes that make you suspect they may be witches in disguise. Their mates are a trifle smaller and duller.
Their song leaves much to be desired. It is a croaking wheezy whistle, that sounds like a squeaky wheel that needs grease.
They are sociable birds that live in flocks. Come the fall, they band together in enormous numbers, and do serious havoc to cornfields. However, they also eat great quantities of insects.
Susan

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Feb 24, 2013
Yes they live in TN NEW
by: GaryE

Anonymous:

I admit I had to look it up in my bird book . . . but yes common grackles do live year round in TN

Nov 24, 2012
grackle NEW
by: Anonymous

I saw two this morning in TN. Are they native here?

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