I photographed this group of male and juvenile Great-tailed Grackles at Sunset Bay on White Rock Lake. The young birds, in particular, seemed to be suffering from the late afternoon heat.

A juvenile Great-tailed Grackle panting from the heat.
An adult male Great-tailed Grackle.
An adult male Great-tailed Grackle.
A juvenile Great-tailed Grackle.
A juvenile Great-tailed Grackle panting from the heat.

Observation Details

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CityDallas
DateJun 30, 2012
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureHot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
WeatherPartly Cloudy
HabitatRecreation-Park
Type of BehaviorRoaming
GenderUncertain
MaturityMixed
ObserverChris Jackson