The iridescent feathers of a common grackle

March 19, 2021

We originally thought this beautiful bird was a crow but we were wrong – it’s a grackle. Please forgive our earlier posting that crowed about finding a stunning corvid.

Grackles are very common here in Austin and they’re a smart and interesting species, just like crows. Grackles – again, like crows – are basically black, but caught in the sunlight the gorgeous iridescence of this bird’s head and neck feathers really shone through.