August 20, 2018
Common Grackles Shimmer In The Sun
Common Grackles are often dismissed as decidedly drab blackbirds, but when the light hits right, their feathers radiate a beautiful shimmer! Males are especially glossy. Check out how these individuals' metallic blue-purple heads contrast with their bronzy-iridescent bodies while they pilfer seeds in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.