Cackling Grackles

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Generally speaking, the rule of thumb when you see a baby bird on the ground is to walk on by. Particularly if they’re just hopping around by themselves – it usually means it’s a fledgling and mom & dad are somewhere nearby, continuing to take care of it. In this case, however – my little grackle friend isn’t quite there yet. He can hop around a little bit, but his pinions are still coming in and he’s pretty unsteady on his feet. Connor and mr myn found him yesterday evening when they went out to play ball. It appeared his nest had been blown out of the tree and his sibling was lying dead in the grass. (Looks like he just froze/starved to death, but I’m not sure.) The remains of another bird were also under the tree – maybe another sibling, but it was much smaller – I suspect… Read more