When came home yesterday and there were no Grackles, I wondered if they had moved on or would be back. All day I watched. Sometimes in early afternoon I spotted a couple up in the oaks. Eventually, around 3 pm, four Grackles converged on the deck. They did not push the little birds away, did not strip us of ever bit of food. They were polite.
Impossible you say? I would have said so, but that is exactly how it went. I let them be. They weren’t making trouble or being aggressive.
These were the perfect, well-mannered Grackles.
Okay, then. Are we taming the Grackles?