Boat-tailed Grackle on an uneven keel

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    When I was down in Topsail Beach, NC there were a ton of boat-tailed grackles. Strangely, nearly every one of them was missing their long namesakes. I assume that they must molt them at the end of the summer but it was odd to see a bunch of tailless grackles. Luckily there call is a tell-tale sound.

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