Joe Morlan was correct in a recent message when
he said Staten Island, where the Demoiselle Crane
has been seen, is private property. Birders
should use good judgment.
However, the following article is from this
morning's Los Angeles Times.
Nature Conservancy Plans to Buy Island
A California conservation group is preparing
to buy Staten Island in the San Joaquin-Sacramento
Delta. The Nature Conservancy is one step away
from approval to buy the island for about $31
The group says it wants to save habitat and
farmland on the 9,200-acre island, where
thousands of birds arrive each winter.
The Department of General Services would
need to approve the state grant money that will
contribute part of the $31.4-million purchase
Bill Principe My heart in hiding
La Canada, California Stirred for a bird,
Los Angeles County the achieve of; the mastery of the thing!
34*11'N 118*12'W from "The Windhover"
by Gerard Manley Hopkins