Lots of people have been asking me what the creepy birds are that congregate in and around Texas grocery store parking lots. There's a variety of birds in those flocks. Most are Great-Tailed Grackles and Bronzed Cowbirds, but every once in awhile you get one of these--a Brewer's Blackbird! They're pretty nondescript birds but they're a welcome change from the squawking birds that creep on you when you're picking up your family groceries. I took this picture near the border checkpoint in Sarita, Texas on October 20, 2012.