Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) collecting dragonflies

Grackle collecting dragonflies (copyright Stewart Stick)

Grackle collecting dragonflies (copyright Stewart Stick)

While wading out into a pond to photograph Midland Painted Turtles, this Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) landed on the reeds near me. At first I thought it had nesting material that it had gathered, but on closer inspection I realized it was some sort of dragonflies or dragonfly larvae.

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