Nature provides clues to identify black birds

From: DR. THOMAS G. BARNES, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Late June may seem a little early for birds in flocks to visit bird feeders. But not if the birds are common grackles.

Grackles often nest close together in loose colonies. Flocks form after young leave the nests – usually by late June. On the way to and from the communal roost site where they spend each night, grackles might discover your bird feeder and make it a daily feeding stop.

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