This afternoon, Thursday 19 March 2020, traveling along Snyder Rd. at Ithaca Tompkins Airport to listen for meadowlarks singing.
We did hear two different singing birds, and saw one singing from the airport fence. Then, the airport police caught up with us and wanted to know what we were doing! I told them we were out to listen for the beautiful song of the meadowlark. In the end, 6 police cars showed up (airport and county sheriff), writing down all my details and asking the same questions. What a story. In the end, the airport police said, if you give them a call beforehand and tell them you are coming, you are allowed to birdwatch. But NO cameras! I suggested to them to add that, to the NO TRESPASSING signs. --sincerely, Magnus Fiskesjö, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University McGraw Hall, Room 201. Ithaca, NY 14853, USA E-mail: magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu, or: n...@cornell.edu Affiliations at Cornell University, WWW: Anthropology Department, https://anthropology.cornell.edu/anthropology-faculty Southeast Asia Program (SEAP), https://seap.einaudi.cornell.edu/people/faculty East Asia Program (EAP), http://eap.einaudi.cornell.edu/people/core-faculty CIAMS (Archaeology), https://archaeology.cornell.edu/faculty Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), cipa.cornell.edu/academics/fieldfaculty.cfm Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS), http://pacs.einaudi.cornell.edu/people/steering-committee _____________ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --