Every few years we have the privilege of a black bird convention right in our yard. Big deal, you say. We do have plenty of ordinary blackbirds of the grackle variety. (Sounds ever so much more exciting to have grackles flying around than blackbirds). But, THESE, are yellow-headed black birds. They are big: they are beautiful; there are SO many of them.
They were fun to watch. Here's a few and then some more come to join in.
They just sort of "roll over" as they feed on our lawn, the ones from the back fly over and land ahead of the front lines.
They saw me, and all flew away. Notice the white spots than you can only see when they are flying.
They really know how to decorate a tree!.
They are digging to get worms or something from the ground. They just keep "rolling forward" as I said before, but they all bunched up by the driveway.
Someone drove by and away they go. They stayed away this time. And the next day they were gone. They only stay about a week.