Glorious, Glimmering, Gorgeous Grackles
Any bird, animal, or other sort of creature that has such shiny, iridescent colors as this bird has, is, by definition, a glorious animal.
Not everyone will agree that Common Grackles are gorgeous, but I declare them so.
Even cross-eyed, they are lovely. To me, anyway.
Even when they are sitting down in a rather ridiculous manner, I am smitten by that crazy shine!
I have read that it is typical for ADD people to be hopelessly attracted to all things shiny and shimmery. I admit to having that trait, which might influence my love of grackles.
This bird was tossing piles of dead leaves around in frenzy. He was searching for something extra good, I guess.
But even if grackles are common, and at times greedy and disinclined to share, they have such marvelous colors!,
Colors that only appear in certain lights and at certain angles, which is as good a description as any of magical colors, right?
If you look at this picture LARGE, you'll see how he's decorated his face.
This is what I saw first. I didn't have a clue what this strange bird was, or what it was doing.