...they were far away...
...this far away:
See them back near the tree line, in the light patch of hay, and to the right of that even further back in the grass? No, they're not really visible here, though in the high res original you can clearly see that they are horses. It required a long telephoto and heavy cropping to get the two images above.
Returning from my excursion to look for horses, I found an invasion of Common Grackles. I love catching the different iridescent colors as they shift in the light, mostly purple and blue in this case. I also saw one, probably immature, that was almost entirely bronze-black, without the iridescent hues.
We interrupt this feathered procession to bring you a squirrel interloper.
I managed an unobstructed shot through the tree canopy.
By far most of the action was on the ground. It's fun to try to catalog the many typical bird postures.
Young one on the left: