Apologies that these pictures aren't the best, it is wary enough of humans that whenever it sees me in the window attempting to get its photo, it flies away.
I will attempt to get better pictures if these aren't enough! I saw it eating insects off of the ground. It is bigger than a chickadee or finch, but somewhat smaller than a robin. It's chirping almost sounds like a laugh.
Thanks for any help if anyone can offer & apologies if this is the wrong place for this!
top pic on the left side of the bird almost looks like abit of color on the wingbar, so it might be a Redwing Blackbird
the thing i thought was a wing bar is distortion, when i see it in this I'm with Andrew. Starling is the likely culprit
Thanks everyone! I am leaning toward the starling suggestion, since two people have suggested it as well as 'whatbird.com'! So it seems to be a common denominator.
This guy does seem to be a little less speckled, though. I have only noticed the spots to be on its wings.
the joy and frustration of birding....lol
Is it a staring?
I have quite a few black birds like that, but are smaller than a grackle.