I don’t think I have ever seen one before.
If the light is right you can’t miss it. Beautiful bird.
It is close to a Grackle, in size and look.
They breed in Canada, the northern boreal forests, and winter in the Lowcountry.
Once a very common bird the numbers have plummeted recent. The usual man made reasons, and a new twist added. In some areas Cow Birds, and Grackles are poisoned as pests.
Now that I know they like our swamps in the winter I’ll certainly be looking for them.