In the interest of anyone attempting to chase the Yellow-headed Blackbird at
Floyd Bennett Field, I thought more concise information would be helpful.
First, I did not go look for it today, but have noticed RFI and bits of news in
various resources. That said, it appears that the bird is still present today
in roughly the same spot. That “spot” is a fenced off, seasonal petting zoo (no
barnyard animals there yet) in the northwest corner of Floyd Bennett Field a
stone’s throw from the artificial turf soccer fields next to the Aviator Sports
complex. For the latitude / longitude types out there:
Despite the bird’s brilliantly plumed head, it does manage to disappear
occasionally, mostly just perching in the scattering of trees at that location
for long stretches.
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