These birds forage on the ground, in shallow water, or in shrubs; they will steal food from other birds. They are omnivorous, eating insects, minnows, frogs, eggs, berries, seeds, and grain, even small birds.
Boat-tailed Grackles have established significant populations in several United States Gulf Coast cities and towns where they can be found foraging in trash bins, dumpsters, and parking lots.
This bird’s song is a harsh jeeb sound, and it has a variety of typically grackle-like chatters and squeaks.
Nikon D90 with Nikkor 300mm lens on auto focus and max zoom