Grackles V.S. Starlings

Do you sit on your front or back porch and enjoying the birds eating from your feeders? But then you see them black birds like the starlings then all of a sudden you see a black bird that you don’t recognize but has a long tail feather on its back side. That bird with the long feather is what most people call is a grackle how you can tell the difference from a starling or a crow from a grackle is the call they make. The reason they call the bird a grackle is the call that sounds like a gracing witch like you hear around Halloween and the way they look. For example starlings have little white spots around their chest and upper body and grackles are all black all over with no spots or other color to them.