Date: 2/9/18 4:54 pm
From: Bradley <bhw357...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Sandhill Cranes in Franklin Township + more crane habitat lost? Plus loss of Chimney Swift habitats.
We must act swiftly.

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> On Feb 9, 2018, at 6:43 PM, B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
> John,
> 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
>> <jjcbird...>
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>> The earth should not be injured.
>> The earth should not be destroyed." (St. Hildegard of Bingen)
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