Dead birds reported in Plainview, Avalanche Journal, January 7, 2011:
Greg Gutierrez, a Plainview animal control officer, said he received a call from the police department about a woman who saw a large group of dead grackles at around 10 a.m. Sunday.
The grackles were primarily scattered in a parking lot at 24th Street and Yonkers Street, with some in the next block.
“It was unusual,” said Gutierrez, who had been an animal control officer for the city for three years. “I hadn’t seen that many dead birds in an isolated area.”