Beautiful pictures Bettina! You really have the eye for bird photography. I've never seen or heard of a Grackle before and they're certainly not in the UK. Lovely stiff and what a bird-magnet your garden is!
Bettina says, "Vielen Dank Woodsy!". We see them around Nellis all the time but thought they were just a regular blackbird until we did our research. Turns out they're about as common as Pigeons and found throughout North America. Bettina and I both enjoy them, they're a beautiful majestic looking bird.