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Common Grackle and Rhododendron- watercolor on paper.  The Common
Grackle (
Quiscalus quiscula) are members of the blackbird family. They have
glossy-iridescent bodies and walk around lawns and fields on their long legs,  
gathering in noisy groups. They eat many crops and nearly anything else as well,
including garbage. This small group has gathered in a Carolina rhododendron
(
Rhododendron carolinianum), a plant that has escaped cultivation in New
England. $300