Honest. It really is. You know why? The Boat-Tailed Grackles are back! I finally managed to get out for a morning walk in my neighborhood for the first time in over a month; between inclement (read "Polar Vortex") weather and events out of town, getting a walk in wasn't an option. Today, with the temperature near 50°F, a walk was essential, just to get out of my head.
I had heard sounds I usually associate with the Boat-Tailed Grackles (Quiscalus major) - a passerine (migra