Oct 13 2010
The grackles are back in Pittsburgh for their fall get-together.
In the evenings I see them in Oakland heading north over Carnegie-Mellon’s campus on their way to a roost… I don’t know where.
Hundreds and hundreds fly by. I stand at the bus stop and watch them. On the highest point of the Cathedral of Learning a peregrine stands and watches them.
Where is the roost?
Some evening I will follow them and find out.
(photo of red-winged blackbirds at Quivera NWR, Kansas, in the public domain by Jerry Segraves. Click on the photo to see the original.)