You guys are doing this deliberately, right? ....having a "public" spat in
an attempt to generate some life into us?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Thumtak" <ict_earth@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "VA Birds" <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:32 AM
Subject: [va-bird] Re: Birding Ethics + Purple Finches
Val, when exactly were you deputized?
I once saw you chase a little old man away from the area outside your fancy water feature at Fort Smith Park - he was quietly collecting fallen leaves that he planned to press, but you thought his presence might be disruptive to the birds coming to drink (even though you had just taken a break from weeding the very same garden). Why??????
Now regarding you're response to Mr. Parkins post from Rectortown - whether or not it was wrong for Mr. Parkin to wander a few feet on to private property to satisfy his harmless curiosity of the pavillion, is NOT the issue with me. You pointing it out IS. If you have a gripe WITH HIM, take it up WITH HIM, and spare the rest of us your self-righteous ramblings. Most of us VA-birders are quite capable of doing the right thing without you constantly reminding us what it is.
All you're missing is a toy badge from an old Cracker Jack box...
Oh, almost forgot. I've had a flock of 60+ Purple Finches at my feeders for the past few weeks.
Very sincerely, Ian C. Topolsky Ruth, VA
--- VBKitchens@xxxxxxx wrote:
In a recent posting on the Short-eared Owls at Rectortown in Fauquier Co., the writer said he "wandered back to the pavilion to look at it." From my visit to this site, I believe the pavilion to which the writer refers is on private property in the field behind the driveway entrance where you can pull off the road to look for the owls.
Principle #2 of the ABA (American Birding Association) Code of Birding Ethics states "Respect the law and the rights of others. . . . Do not enter private property without the owner's explicit permission."
Unfortunately, birders are sometimes viewed with suspicion (think CBBT), and incidents like this can lead to birders not being welcome in a neighborhood where an unusual bird has shown up. So please, folks, when we give directions to good birds on the Listserv, be considerate of private property owners as well as other birders when you go to look for these birds. Thanks.
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