So today I took my walk and checked the hard mast. Beech are just starting to drop. Got a cam pic of dozens of grackle on the ground in front of a trail cam, actual trail. In the center of my woods. Baffled me because I didn't realize they'd eat beech nuts. The only food there except a " hatch" as it were of tiny toads or frogs. It could be both actually. Pig nut hichories, and my red oak are dropping now. What are you seeing?