ps. For undisturbed views of meadowlarks, I have a suggestion. 

There is a beautiful area along West Covert rd on the other side of the lake, 
part of the Finger Lakes NF, with plenty of meadowlarks (and later in Spring, 
bobolinks). Some of the best sightings I had of singing meadowlarks were in the 
fields north of W Covert, close to the intersection with "Lodi Covert Townline" 

"West Covert Rd" is a dirt road with many potholes, 4 wheel drive is best. 
Clark and Lodi Covert Townline rd. are better paved. 

You can find it on the map here, 

Both meadowlarks and bobolinks are plentiful around this area, though some 
fields get cut early so they're killed off.  
Not along W Covert, though, I don't think they do that there. 

Magnus Fiskesjö

From: Marie P. Read
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:39 PM
To: Magnus Fiskesjo; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE: Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

WOOOOH! Things are getting seriously weird.


Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA


Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing 
Birds and Their Behavior
[] on behalf of Magnus Fiskesjo 
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:36 PM
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

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 

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.


Magnus Fiskesjö, PhD


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