|The common grackle, Quiscalus quiscula. Click to enlarge.
Grackles forage in low bushes or on the ground for insects, seeds, and fruit. They sometimes show up at picnics to troll for treats. They are willing to try new foods and they don't mind people, so they do well in cities, suburbs, and rural areas.
|The common grackle is about 12 inches long, with long legs and tail, slightly down-curved bill, and bright yellow eyes.