Sunday, October 08, 2006


Part of the flock last winter --
Photo by Bruce Yolton

A few days ago I sent a note to Veronica Goodrich, the Personal Shopper at Bergdorf Goodman's whose dressing room looks out on the Grand Army Plaza. Last fall and winter, you may remember, I obsessively watched a huge flock of grackles and starlings as they arrived to roost for the night in ten small pear trees there. I wrote:

Hi Veronica!

Are the Grackles back ?

Today she answered:

Hi Marie,

Yes, the grackles are back. They arrive around 6ish, in both sets of pear trees on the south and north of the Plaza. Let me know when you can take a peek.

To be continued...