The grackles have taken over my yard.I used to think they were lovely birds when they first appeared, I mean just look at those beautiful iridescent feathers, but now they have called all their aunts and uncles and cousins to come and take part of the buffet of seed that I have laid before them. It didn't take long for them to eat all the food at my feeders and run off the song birds. They have a loud irritating call especially at 5:30 in the morning when they love to wake up and "sing" outside my bedroom window. The babies are starting to arrive and this seems to make them extra voice-y. I wish they would find another place to be. I'm starting to feel like I live in the movie "The Birds".
Here is a puzzle piece I did inspired by the Common Grackle