That is it! When you see and hear a Red winged Black bird: Spring is here! Has a very sharp voice saying: Cheerrrr! It's
SPRRRRRING you can be sure.
The Grackle is a funny bird. In big flocks they look like black birds, but truly they have a most beautiful iridescent plumage with deep purple variety of colors.
The most interesting is that they have very light eyes in the dark surrounding feeders. They chatter a lot, quite noisy, aggressive for food even with each other. They are coming only in the Spring.
The American Robin is a delightful bird. She comes in the Spring running fast around looking for insects and worms. Stays only where there is a little mud, because she builds a beautiful nest with muddy stuff and inside gathers soft tissues to line the nest. Later in the summer you don't see them as often as in early Spring.