Monday, April 11, 2011

Ginger Lima Over Nights Again, Turkey Vultures, Crows, and a Boat-tailed Grackle in CP

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Birdwatcher Eddie Yao, reports that Ginger Lima is on her way to yet another overnight on the nest at 927 Fifth Avenue.

I find it fascinating that though Ginger is over-nighting, she is not sitting in the bowl of the nest to sleep which is the position experienced hawk mothers tend to take when they first overnight-egg or not. She rather appears to perch on the nest, a position likely more familiar to her from roosting in trees. It will be interesting to see how the change to the bowl position comes about.

Stay tuned!

The Turkey Vultures are back in Wisconsin and forming kettles once again.

A sentinal crow, after calling the "mob", heads for Mrs. Steam to run her off of Thresherman's Park.

Due to the cutting of the woods at Thresherman's Park the Red-tail pair is mobbed by crows the moment they enter the area and are often run off. I hope they figure a way to sneak in without their usual cover.

For the first time a Boat-tailed Grackle has been sighted in Central Park! Check it out on Pale Male Namer, Marie Winn's site--

Happy hawking!

Donegal Browne

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