Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Some Birds We Saw in Texas
The stuff that grackles like to eat includes insects, tadpoles, lizards, little fish, plants, and sometimes eggs and baby birds. Grackles make their nests in trees and shrubs, and then they lay between 1 and 5 eggs. The range of the great-tailed grackle has been getting bigger lately. You can find them all the way from Peru and Venezuela to Kansas and California. Maybe they will get to Missouri someday, just like the armadillos.
Anyway, these doves like to live in woods or deserts or scrubby places. But they can also live in people's backyards. They are expanding their range, too, so now you can find them in Oklahoma and Arkansas and Florida, instead of just in Texas and Mexico.