Nesting season is a wonderful time to look for and photograph birds. Birds as abundant as the common grackle exhibit new and exciting behavior. This particular grackle chased off another of its kind to secure this bit of twig for its nest. As everyday as grackles may be, I had yet to get an image that was pleasing to my eye. This time the grackle landed in a splendidly colored evergreen and gave a nice behavior shot to boot.