These Great-tailed Grackles were observed at Sunset Bay on White Rock Lake. The grackles were feeding on water-soaked bread at the lake’s edge. The bread was leftovers from a duck feeding earlier in the day.

A male Great-tailed Grackle perched on a duck crossing sign.
Four males and one female Great-tailed Grackles. All of the birds are in various stages of their late summer molt.
A male Great-tailed Grackle plucking water-soaked bread from White Rock Lake.
A male Great-tailed Grackle.
A female Great-tailed Grackle.

Observation Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Sep 8, 2012
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Feeding
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Great-tailed Grackle Observation Location