Tuesday, November 23, 2010

☞ REMEMBER: Hedda Gobbler of Morningside Park

Hedda Gobbler was all over the news back in 2006 when she set up camp in Morningside Park but Harlem's residential turkey has been MIA for the past couple of years.  The bird watcher from the Bloomingdale Village blog took some of the last photos of Hedda back in 2008 and we haven't found any more visual evidence of her presence in the park ever since.  Uptown had some coyote sightings in 2010 but turkeys were all the rage a few years back when Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Central Park and Battery Park all seemed to have become home to the wild birds. The turkey that would be named Hedda was found roaming the grounds of the Riverton Houses on East 135th Street six years ago and had been frequently photographed by bloggers and the press when she was transplanted to Morningside Park: LINK.  Has anyone had a sighting recently?  These guys do fly for short distances so they can easily migrate if necessary.

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