On the hunt...
I took a few photos of the birds hunting for worms together. They took advantage of the wet dirt. As you can maybe tell, it was raining when I took these.
That one was really digging in!
I also got a good view of those talons!
The birds are very flexible and I saw them contort themselves every which way in the trees.
Another interesting thing I noticed was how their eyes sometimes went cloudy. I wonder if the birds have a second eyelid? Does anyone know about that? You can see how the eye is kind of whitish and glossy. A second later it was back to its usual yellow with a pupil.
If you'd like to learn a little more about grackles and their habits, you might find this Audubon page interesting: