Photography : Birds : A Tough Nut to Crack

A long-tailed grackle peers at a pecan nut on a wet winter day at NMSU campus. There are a number of pecan trees on campus, and the grackles have a clever way to crack the shells: they carry the nuts to the top of a building and then drop them. While this might not be as clever as the crows in Japan, I think it's hilarious to hear the occasional crack of a nut being dropped.


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