Please report the unique sights and sounds of
spring from your area.
North observes are reporting this sure sign of spring: male grackles,
singing in trees. These birds are members of the Black
Bird family. Male grackles are back in many northern areas. As soon
as the females arrive, the males will start strutting around to attract
them. Grackles will perform this display even in backyards, and it's easy
Watch for these big blackbirds in your area, and record the first date
they appear. Then watch for the first date that the males start courting
behavior. They start the very day the females arrive! You will recognize
courting behavior because the males puff out their plumage and bow and
make all kinds of creaking noises.
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