To follow up on my post from Sunday titled the Eye of the Grackle, I just realized tonight that my Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America has a CD of bird songs with it.  Thanks to my son, Matt, for this awesome Christmas gift.  We drove the cats crazy tonight listening to …

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With his bluish iridescent head and large yellow eye, the grackle is a striking bird.  With his raspy, grating voice, his call is unmistakable.  I always thought of him as the “rusty spring bird”.  His call to me always sounded like a spring on a porch door squeaking as the door opened or closed. I …

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