birds galore today - feeding on seeds in the garden
I was outside in my backyard a little while ago, and kept hearing rustling in the grass in the front yard. I looked up that way and saw a lot of birds flying around and hopping in/out of the trees. Went back inside and looked out my front window, and there was probably 20 or so birds either struting around the grass or in the big pine tree in my neighbors yard. Looked like they were feeding on the seeds or some other tasty treat they were finding!
Then they went away as quickly as they came, and a little while later, were taking to the back yard. I got a couple of pics, but not too good as I was shooting through the window screen.
Any idea what kind these are? I think maybe a grackle or blackbird?
(not sure if the spots on this bird are just from the poor focus/exposure, or if it really had them!)