One is not a number I associate with the Common Grackle.
I often sit on the deck up at the lake, watching the birds at the feeders. The Common Grackle is a bird that I consider a nuisance, a loud bully of a bird… We have a “Gaggle of Grackles” fighting over the seeds, scaring away all the pretty little Goldfinch and the Chickadees. Grackles rarely come to the feeder alone.
We have one unusual regular visiter among the many of its kind. We noticed his unusual hop, his slight lean to the left. He is a little unsteady at the small feeder. We soon realized, this little fellow has just one leg. I have a hard time balancing for long on one leg so I admire this unusual bird. Hopping everywhere, landing on the one leg, he seems to manage very well.