Back to the archives, to our visit to Cape Cod, New England last May. This is a Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), common and widespread, nesting in large flocks in trees, especially dense evergreens like juniper. Often lives side by side with flocks of Redwing Blackbirds. Forages for seeds and invertebrates on the ground. Best large if you have time.
Settings: F/5.6 1/3200sec -1EV ISO230 AV@700mm tripod
Thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - always very much appreciated