Date: 2/9/18 3:43 pm
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes in Franklin Township + more crane habitat lost? Plus loss of Chimney Swift habitats.

Regarding your comments about chimneys being taken down that host migrating
Chimney Swifts. When I lived in Bloomington (IN) they had a similar problem
with the Fairview Elementary School that was demolished along with a large
chimney. There was a big community effort to build a chimney swift tower on
the site (I contributed $1,000). Here's an article about it from the local
paper there:

Bernie Sloan

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 6:07 PM, John J. Collins <jjcbird...> wrote:

> I saw 4 SANDHILL CRANES at the Zaraphath corn fields and 3 more SANDHILLs
> in
> the corn field at Schoolhouse Road in Franklin Township (Somerset County)
> this afternoon. I was very disappointed to see an excavator and numerous
> holes being made in the corn field on Randolph Road which is one of the
> favorite fields for the Sandhills when corn has been planted there. What
> is
> going on there?
> Recently here in Raritan Borough, the Washington School has been taken
> down,
> along with its chimney which was host to breeding CHIMNEY SWIFTS and to
> hundreds of CHIMNEY SWIFTS in the fall season. Also demolished recently
> was
> another chimney (a square one) the swifts used at a location on Orlando
> Drive by the Raritan River - a result of the town suing to have the
> building
> demolished (the chimney was part of same) as a result of a fire at that
> location a while back. I suspect there will be less swifts in town next
> season?
> John J. Collins
> Raritan, NJ
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