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The Grackle

The bird in the logo is a male boat-tailed grackle.

They and their brown mates almost outnumber students on campus.

The Grackle

Ogden Nash

The grackle's voice is less than mellow,
His heart is black, his eye is yellow,
He bullies more attractive birds
With hoodlum deeds and vulgar words,
And should a human interfere,
Attacks that human in the rear.
I cannot help but deem the grackle
An ornithological debacle.


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