Great-tailed Grackles/Lake County
- This morning there were three Great-tailed Grackles at the Reclamation Rd. wild rice fields east of Upper Lake. The fields are private property, but the grackles were visible from the public road along the east side. To get to the location take the eastern end of Reclamation Rd. to the rice fields and turn left (south). Drive down to the end of the road where there are two sets of double aluminum gates. There are utility poles and wires crossing the rice fields near that location. The grackles were landed on the utility wires near the third pole mixed with crows and blackbirds including a few Tricolored Blackbirds. All of the birds were flying back and forth between the wires and the rice fields which were all recently harvested. A spotting scope would be useful.