I’m pretty sure this is a “common grackle”, at least according to Google images. I didn’t quite have the depth of field on this I’d have liked, but his eye is so intense to me for some reason… he’s tiny, but in the eye you can still see the dinosaur he was millions of years ago. 

This was taken at Kensington Metropark in Michigan… one of my favorite places to go for wildlife photos, because they’re all spoiled by the feeding humans do. Those of us without huge telephoto lenses can get close ups there. (Though there’s plenty of folks with huge lenses that show up too, especially in the spring when babies are hatching.)

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Camera Settings

F-stop: f/6.3
Exposure: 1/800 seconds
ISO: 800
Focal Length: 250mm