This male boat-tailed grackle was spotted bathing in a small pond. Only the males are this iridescent black color. The female would have been brownish. These birds have beautifully shaped long tails (seen in the second picture).
Spotted bathing in a small freshwater pond on a college campus. FL, USA.
Lat: 27.84, Long: -82.79
Spotted on Dec 5, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011