Date: 3/29/17 7:07 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 3/28/2017
On 3/29/17, Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> wrote:
> A PRAIRIE FALCON* was found and photographed on March 25 at the
> decommissioned Alexandria Power Plant in Alexandria, VA; it was seen
> again on the 26th and 27. It is being seen most frequently perched in
> various locations on the south side of the power plant. Because the
> bird periodically flies out over the Potomac, it can also be
> considered a DC sighting.
I wonder...

MD owns both shores of the Potomac River, certainly. When it ceded
land to allow the nation's capitol to be established, did it give up
the shore-to-shore ownership of the river bed in this area as well?
If not, the bird would have to get all the way to the District proper
to be considered "DC," I would think...

Jim Speicher

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