I got a photo of Al just last Friday. The stories of him interacting
with the surfers is true. He was just floating around and
occasionally preening but as this surfer returned to shore, Al
definitely rode over to check him out and the surfer stopped to
return the gesture and pass the time of day. I'll bet the surfers
are developing quite a legend of this amazing bird. A passerby
surfer on the pier told me that the leg injury seems to be permanent
but seems not to be hindering Al. Picture was taken about 3:30 PM
and it's posted in these albums. I haven't heard if anyone has
developed a history of Al's ETD in the spring. Good luck.
On Mar 14, 2007, at 2:33 PM, Rob Fowler wrote:
> Hi Mendobirders,
> I just wanted to know if Al B. Tross was still around at Point Arena?
> I'm driving south tommorow and wanted to stop by and see him if he's
> still around....
> Rob Fowler
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