Garry says that everyone has a good (for photography) side and a not-so-good side. I think I got the good side of these insane grackles. These birds really are cuckoo wackadoodle. And, with those malevolent yellow eyes which, in some lights, look more metallic than “real” — well, these birds are nuts to photograph. Despite warnings, they haven’t destroyed anything. They really don’t eat much — not considering how many of them there are and oh boy, there are a lot grackles in this plague!
This turned out to be a great day of shooting — only about 3 minutes of shooting — and the rest of the day other than cooking, were photos being cropped etc. I could even see that some of these would be pretty good. The birds helped.