Boat-tailed Grackle: Viera Wetland, Florida
Much larger than its cousin the common grackle, the boat-tailed grackle is primarily a coastal bird ranging from New Jersey to Texas and inland across Florida.
As is so often the case these close-up photos were taken from the car window. In places where wildlife is accustomed to autos, approaching by car is the least threatening way to get the close-up image.
As the males displayed they would close their white inner eyelids making for a striking contrast between the white eye and their iridescent feathers.