Bob and Mobirders -
Here is an interesting chunk of nesting
regarding Great-tailed Grackles:
Here in Missouri, including Joplin, they are
in cattail lagoons.
As you go southwest of here they nest in trees
parks and campuses well away from
I would imagine "Joplin's" grackles are
I'll check tomorrow or Monday.
Larry Herbert, Joplin, Jasper County MO