Common Sense

Watching the common grackle bathe on a hot day reminded me of a magical time and the other common things I’ve left behind in Ohio–lightning bugs, summer rain, and best friends. #birding #common

The common grackle.  I didn’t really notice them when I was young. This is most likely because they were just that, “common.” They were the bane of the birdfeeder–pushing out the little songbirds to gobble up a feast—and the forager of the fields–swooping down in a black cloud of a flock.

I didn’t really register that they did not exist in my west coast home until I saw them when I returned to…

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