Sunday, December 2, 2012

Great-tailed Grackles

Great-tailed Grackles have been the most noticeable bird around Buckskin Mountain State Park this weekend, I think in large part because the campground has been filled with mostly tear-drop trailers. The owners of these tiny trailers are forced because of size to have all their meals and snacks outside.  The Grackles have been quick to pick up on this and are constantly raiding any unattended picnic tables for food. A dozen to two dozen birds seem to be constantly swarming from campsite to campsite. Plus they are interested in the small figs of the Ficus Trees that provide shade to quite a few of the campsites. Unfortunately the Grackles have gone from being birds of interest to being considered pests by a lot of the campers.

1 comment:

  1. They are very precocious birds. And very adept at stealing our granola bars from the golf cart.