> 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 > > You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply > > send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to > > va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject > > field. > > > > > > > > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around > http://mail.yahoo.com > You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply > send > email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to > va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject > field. > > > You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply > send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to > va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject > field. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.