Is Tutor-Saliba For The Bird(s)?By Alice Barnes
Amidst all the confusion and cacophony of the construction site a charming but quiet distraction flew into Tutor-Saliba's work site on San Bruno Avenue.
Tutor-Saliba/Slattery was part way through its weekend replacement of San Bruno Avenue when shortly before noon today a yellow bird landed on the street not far from a flagger later identified only at "Carlos."
The courageous (or very dumb, depending on one's point of view) bird was apparently stunned momentarily and would not fly away completely ignoring the flagger's motions.
Not necessarily part of the flagger's training, Carlos improvised and picked it up, gently nestling it temporarily in his vest. Eventually, after San Bruno B.A.R.T. took exclusive photos of the event, the bird was given to another worker who placed it in a brown paper bag and later brought it home.
Observers at the scene thought the bird had escaped from someone's home. If the owners read this, they can contact Kassie at 689-8465 and she will try to reunite them.
Momentarily, San Bruno B.A.R.T. contemplated recruiting the bird to take more aerial views of the SFO-extension.
Copyright ©2000 San Bruno B.A.R.T. Newsroom. Published 09/23/2000.