This is a Great tailed Grackle I captured at the Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, AZ. He seemed to want to pose for the camara so I couldn’t resist snapping a couple of shots.
Taken with my Canon S5is.
A large, noisy blackbird, the Great-tailed Grackle has been expanding its range in North America throughout the last century. A bird of open country with scattered trees and water, it took advantage of urbanization and irrigation to move northward from Mexico into much of western United States.