Tag: Common grackle

Bird news: dark-eyed juncos, American robins, and common grackles

The dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis)¬†are back. The first juncos of the winter came to the feeders on December 12 as a light snow moved south from upstate New York. It’s good to see those roly-poly sparrows with the stick legs once again. Juncos come… Continue Reading “Bird news: dark-eyed juncos, American robins, and common grackles”

Common grackle

Common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula). Another new bird at the feeders. This common grackle, a blackbird, showed up with a male red-winged blackbird at the feeders. Birds of New Jersey¬†tells us that grackles often travel in flocks with other blackbirds. Two birds don’t make a… Continue Reading “Common grackle”