Added Mar 17 2014
Last year I noticed something I never noticed in my 20 or so years living in Lincoln Square near Winnemac Park. Lots of black birds which I think are Grackles. They seem to be stalker types. My concern and I admit fear grew last summer when I witnessed a bunch of them attacking a large dove type bird in my neighbors yard. They freak me out to the point of having a badminton racket at hand in case they swoop down on my head! Has anyone else noticed? I am seeing them again this spring.