At our local park pond people throw the ducks some kind of feed pellets. A group of Grackles gathers there, too. and have managed to develop a brief hover maneuver to snatch this food with their beaks.
Awkward and difficult-looking, nevertheless it keeps them from getting their feet wet in the pond scum.Grackle14May2019_503web
by Marshall Smith
, on Flickr
I’ll bet they’re noisy too.
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