Common Grackle Chick Feeding

The Grackles Have Roosted

There are many grackles in our area, but we hadn’t found any of their nests until today. High up in a juniper tree, this nest is very well-built and hidden from sight and contains 4 eggs.

A Common Grackle is eating my Peanut Suet.

On www.feederwatch.org it says that suet cages are not a Common Grackles’ favorite type of feeder, so I’m guessing they only come to this one because it does not hang vertically.

The Lucky Grackle

Common Grackles

Grackle Nest and Eggs

Pictures of a Common Grackle nest about 18 feet (I measured it) up in a fir tree. A bit of climbing is required to check the nest.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology