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

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Jun 30, 2012
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Roaming
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Mixed
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Great-tailed Grackle Observation Location