[va-bird] Re: Birding Ethics + Purple Finches

>   No. I simply don't like the way Val "pubicly" reprimands birders
> who
> post to this listserv. She may not use names, but anyone can check
> the
> archives and know exactly who she is scolding (as in this case with
> William Parkin). It's not right and I merely ask that she do her
> policing off the listserv AND that we keep any responses regarding
this matter ALSO off the listserv.
> 
>   Ian C. Topolsky
>     Ruth, VA


--- BMcGovern <bmcgovern@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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:
> 
> > VA Birders,
> >
> >     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.
> >
> > Good birding,
> > Val Kitchens
> > Arlington, VA
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> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
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