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Often dismissed as simply blackbirds (Family Icteridae), I find this species to be beautiful with its iridescent colors and golden eyes.
Spotted in a residential backyard of Springfield, Missouri, in close proximity to a bird feeder.
Of all the backyard birds I encounter, I find the common grackle to be the most sensitive to movement and the first to take flight when I'm out to photograph them.