Thursday, September 09, 2010

Raccoon rescue

photo by Lloyd Spitalnik
taken on April 4, 2009

Jane E. Ross reported the following on eBirds today:

In addition to the usual sightings: pied-bill grebe (reservoir) female black-throated blue (Tanner Spring) Northern Flicker (Tanner) Swainson's Thrush (Tanner)
and a major adventure as a crew of park rangers worked from a cherry-picker to free a raccoon who had gotten his head stuck in a hole high in a tree behind the Met museum. The one hour + operation was ultimately successful.