From a hill above Lake Mendota.
Taken on my first sunset bike ride of the season. Sure has been a gorgeous week in Madison.
Grackles have interesting color attributes. See them in bright sunlight and they appear almost totally black (except for that iridescent head). See them in diffused light, and in addition to blue, you see brown, purple, and even a little green. But what I like the most about grackles is that piercing yellow eye.
Spring continues with the appearance of the crocuses.