This bird is an American permanent resident in
much of its range. Northern birds migrate in
flocks to the south eastern United States.
The Common Grackle forages on the ground,
in shallow water or in shrubs; it will steal food
from other birds. It is omnivorous, eating insects,
minnows, frogs, eggs, berries, seeds, grain and
even small birds.
This female posed for me in Cocoa, Florida.
The male bird is a very dark blue.
Camera: Olympus SP-570UZ