I know it. I am wierd. I love grackles. I don't think I'd want one for a drinking buddy, but I do love to watch their antics.
In general, grackles are too successful for us to love them. If we only saw a few each spring, we would adore these raucous and beautiful creatures, but success and familiarity do indeed tend to breed contempt.
But they are (for me) accessible local wildlife, and being able to watch them brings me amusement, joy, and wonder.
May you find your own grackle today!
As always, thank you for taking time to read this!