Okay, so I live in Iowa, grackles are not uncommon here. But just now today I look outside and there are literally hundreds if not thousands of grackles in the trees right in my yard! My chickens were outside and didn't seem too bothered by them. I step outside and record them because it was so loud and they sounded so cool and I just couldn't believe it! I've never seen this many grackles in one place. I'm still trying to figure out why there are so many of them, where did they come from? I've never seen a whole lot of grackles on our property and we've lived here for almost three years! Anyways, just a cool, strange thing that happened to me today birb related.