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A wounded Grackle landed on my deck the other day when I was photographing the horde of sparrows and house finches that were eating from my feeders. Poor guy had been roughed up pretty bad, with what looked like a broken wing, a broken or sprained foot, and what looked like a little blood in his eye. I imagine it was a hawk attack, but I can't be sure.

While I truly love all birds, its always sad to see a bird in such a predicament. This guy fed off the suet I had out for a good while before trying to fly off. He could make it short distances, but it took a lot of effort. Not sure if he survived or not...but here's to hoping he got what he needed from my feeders.

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