Boat-tailed Grackles forage on the ground, in shallow water, or in shrubs; they will steal food from other birds. They are omnivorous, eating insects, minnows, frogs, eggs, berries, seeds, grain, and even small birds.
Boat-tailed grackles have established significant populations in several United States Gulf Coast cities and towns, where they can be found foraging in trash bins, dumpsters, and parking lots.
This bird’s song is a harsh jeeb, and it has a variety of typically grackle-like chatters and squeaks.
Nicely captured, HJ! 🙂
Thank you, Donna. 🙂
Interesting birds HJ these Grackles they are very crow-like in your description, and I a bit like the Jackdaws we saw in Britain in their sound and behaviour. The only Grackle I have seen is Tristram’s Grackle up on the cliffs of Masada fortress in Israel.
I’m sure that in a time long ago this birds were related. Thank you, Ashley. It’s nice of you to share. 🙂