Behold the power of proper nutrition. I received 5 grackles on August 6. They were all bald as eggs and had straws for tail feathers. I fed them a high protein diet (softened dog food and don’t ask) with a multi-vitamin supplement for about 3 weeks with no visible improvement. Then, overnight, the micro-vultures began to take on distinctly grackle-like features. Now they all look more or less normal and, as soon as the rain stops, off they will go.