When I sit still near water's edge, it won't take long to notice a grackle or two poking around. Either that or one swooping down from close by and immediately getting into that same behavior. I'm not sure what they're after.
I'm still trying to capture them in flight. It's so cool the way they hold their tails when sailing by, kind of like a V shape.
Then there's that blue iridescence that I find so attractive. There's nothing common about this grackle.