Male: Large black bird with iridescent blue black head, purple brown body, long black tail, long thin black bill, and bright golden eyes.
Female: Similar to male, but duller and smaller.
Juvenile: Similar to female.
Nest: Female builds cup nest. Two broods per year.
Eggs: 4-5; greenish white with brown markings
Incubation: 13-14 days; female incubates
Fledging: 16-20 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Common Grackle can be found in St. Charles County year round.
Food: Fruit, seeds, insects, and will come to seed feeders.