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“Chuga-squeak, Chuga-squeak,” repeats the Grackle. Our Tucson courtyard, amass in Palm, Olive, Mesquite and Cyprus trees, is home to the Grackle. The Grackle is longer than most blackbirds, slimmer than most crows.   Grackle males are colorful; very iridescent with their […]

What is a grackle? A love bird whose song is not pretty. The Grackle a poem by Victoria Davis Outside my kitchen window a grackle sings. His song is not a pretty one – And ‘grackle’ an unfortunate name for […]