They did a similar thing right after 9/11, which might have been slightly more 
justified than today. Many birding locations, such as sewage ponds in Arizona, 
have remained closed to birders indefinitely -- for no good reason. The 
"authorities" look for any chance to exude their paranoia and infringe more and 
more on public rights. What possibly could photographing birds near a municipal 
airport have to do with slowing a pandemic. I think we should resist.

Ken Rosenberg
Applied Conservation Scientist
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
American Bird Conservancy
Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
Wk: 607-254-2412
Cell: 607-342-4594

On 3/19/20, 5:40 PM, " on behalf of 
Marie P. Read" < on behalf of> wrote:

    WOOOOH! Things are getting seriously weird.
    Marie Read Wildlife Photography
    452 Ringwood Road
    Freeville NY  13068 USA
    AUTHOR of:
    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 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.
    Magnus Fiskesjö, PhD
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