Grackle

Quiscalus quisculaOne of a quarrel of Common Grackles (Quiscalus quiscula) in the Ramble in Central Park.Quiscalus quisculaA nice illustration of the way feathers on the head can be manipulated. Puffed up above. Sleeked down below.Quiscalus quisculaThe purple-blue sheen isn’t registering as iridescently as it did to the naked eye, but it’s getting there.

2 Responses to “Grackle”


  1. 1 elwnyc January 12, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    My “herald of spring” hasn’t even left for the winter yet.


  1. 1 Boat-tailed Grackle | Backyard and Beyond Trackback on April 4, 2016 at 7:02 am

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