An update on "Al" the Laysan Albatross
- Yes, Al the Laysan looks to have a broken right foot. But Al is coping.
Yesterday Al was seen in the water off the Point Arena pier. A surfer
swam out with some bait for Al and the bird negotiated itself over to
the surfer for its treat. Then Al tucked his head down and took a nap.
Al is able to fly and to fish. Bird experts have decided to monitor Al
for the time being. If Al appears to deteriorate, an intervention may
be tried. We treasure this Laysan very much here on the coast. This is
the fourteenth winter that Al has spent here.
Jeanne Jackson, Anchor Bay