Common grackles are large, lanky blackbirds with long legs and tails, glossy purple or green heads, and bright golden eyes. They often gather in noisy groups high in the trees, and will eat corn, garbage, even the food off your plate at a picnic.
The robin's clear musical whistles are among the earliest bird songs heard at dawn in spring and summer. These red-breasted beauties are the ones you’ll likely see tugging earthworms out of the ground in your yard.
One of our most popular birds, the cardinal, also called a redbird, is the official state bird of no fewer than seven eastern states (but not Georgia; our state bird is the Brown Thrasher). Most people recognize this songbird from the bright red color of the male’s crest and head. Female coloring is more reddish olive.
Thought to be among our most intelligent birds, the American crow has adapted to civilization. Their distinctive caw is a familiar sound. The American crow is all black, with iridescent feathers. They are smaller than the common raven, measuring between 16 and 20 inches, almost half of which is tail.
The light gray and brown mourning dove is one of the most abundant and widespread birds in North America. It is also the leading gamebird. The species is generally monogamous, with two squabs (young) per brood. Both parents incubate and care for the young. Mourning doves eat almost exclusively seeds