When I came to Dallas yesterday, I was hopeful I would find a bird or two that I've never seen before. I found my first as soon as I left the parking lot where I got my rental car. I suspect that many people here find Great-tailed Grackles annoying. They're everywhere here, and they make a lot of noise. But I like them; I especially like their obnoxiously large tails. So here are some photos of a great bird.