Just about to walk up my driveway after a walk when I heard far above me the exhilarating sound that I identify as Spring! I looked up to see a flock of about 30 Common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)! As I hoped, they all landed in the tops of the 2 White Spruce (Picea glauca) on the edge of my land! This is the earliest sighting I have on record in the past 10 years. I have two sightings as early as March 15 (1999 & 2000).