They showed up briefly. Just one day, but didn’t stay.
I waited for them. I am still waiting for them, hoping they will return. The problem is, the breed is in a steep decline and is now considered threatened. 60% of all grackles have disappeared over the past 40 years. Not having them show up — especially since they were breeding here and they should be here now — is worrisome. So many of our birds are disappearing and no matter how much food I put out, it’s never going to be enough.