Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Grackles still around, but not as many

Common Grackle - December 13, 2005
Photo by Lincoln Karim

Fewer Grackles are spending the night in the trees of the Grand Army Plaza, and almost all of them at the north end near the burnished gold-colored statue of William Tecumseh Sherman. The trees there still have leaves, though fewer every day.

Poor Pomona, the lady atop the fountain at the south end, has lost not only her clothes but her bird companions. No wonder the General on his shining horse looks so triumphant.