Early last spring when he spoke about the airport renovation at the Lansing Library, I asked the head airport manager to read materials I gave him about grass land birds and delaying mowing until last week of July. It was a professional-looking packet of nicely printed, concise info on mowing, with pix of meadowlarks and bobolinks, too. Don't know if he read it or not.
I don't know when they mowed for the first time, because I didn't get over there at that season. DID ANYONE NOTICE WHEN outer parts of airport WERE MOWED? Then I kept wanting to go see him and asked a male colleague who knows the director to go with me, but that never happened last year for various reasons. (I sensed that a male presence would have more effect on this man than I would, the older woman) They had purchased a great big mowing machine and I am sure the operators love to use it, so the temptation is to go out and mow everything down... "WE" need to pursue this matter again this year! Donna Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY 14882 607-533-7228, 607-379-1694 d...@cornell.edu -----Original Message----- From: Magnus Fiskesjo Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:10 PM To: Donna Lee Scott <d...@cornell.edu>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: RE: Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning I should add that they weren't so bad. Sure, it was annoying, but maybe I can see them sitting in their office --with *nothing* to do?!-- and then seeing four people getting out and walking up to their fence on the other side! Also, the lead agent gave me his card and said we could call him: Josh Nalley, Airport deputy director of operations/Fire chief Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport, 72 Brown Road, Ithaca NY 14850 607 266 2641 Email: jnal...@tompkins-co.org But maybe the more important thing we can do, as the Cauyga Bird Club perhaps, is to regularly ask the airport to delay the cutting of the grass until the meadowlark chicks have fledged? Someone mentioned this request has been made to them in the past? Do they listen?? --Magnus Magnus Fiskesjö n...@cornell.edu ________________________________________ From: Donna Lee Scott Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:51 PM To: Magnus Fiskesjo; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning What is their phone number? I go to the airport a lot and have never been accosted in this way. But then, we old white-haired (& white) women can get away with more than the rest of you! When I was over at Lick Street, Moravia/Locke on Sunday, stopped by the road counting my 115 Robins, a NY State Trooper stopped to "see if I was OK". When I told him what I was up to, he actually asked a couple questions about bird migration! This "helpful car stopping" happens to me a lot out in the boonies, but usually it is just a kindly person (not a cop) stopping to see if I and my car are all right. Most do not ask bird questions. I have been thinking of getting magnetic removable signs for my car's sides and back that say "BIRD WATCHER". Hey, maybe this could be another Cayuga Bird Club fundraiser: signs for our cars! Donna Donna L. Scott Lansing -----Original Message----- From: bounce-124477508-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-124477508-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Magnus Fiskesjo Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:36 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> 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 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. 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