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

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CityDallas
DateSep 8, 2012
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureWarm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatRecreation-Park
Type of BehaviorFeeding
GenderMixed
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson