How many Grackles can you fit in a small wooden bird feeder? I would have guessed “none,” but the Grackles had the final word. I believe somehow they managed to fit five into the feeder. They are going to clean us out of food in a hurry and it isn’t easy to get Grackles to move on. I think they will make the Cowbirds look easy!
We have a whole flock of Grackles out back. I’m hoping they don’t eat ALL the food. At least they aren’t bullying the other birds — yet. But they are big and they are determined and if they want to eat everything, I’m sure they will and the only way I can move them along is to take down the feeders. I’m reluctant to take away the food now when the weather is cold, but I may not have a choice. I guess I’ll see soon enough.