I find it counter-intuitive that a large, motorized, polluting, loud, deadly
vehicle is preferable to a human being on foot, or on a bicycle. Perhaps it's
people AND cars that scares the birds. :-)
On Saturday, August 2, 2014 7:47 PM, Bard Prentiss prenti...@frontiernet.net
large, motorized, polluting, loud, deadly vehicle is preferable to a human
being on foot, or on a bicycle.
Well, most of the vehicles cruising the wildlife drive are going extremely
slowly because people are trying to see the wildlife, so they're not really
loud and deadly (when they're going
We can always rationalize a car! I bet we could put our collective
imaginations and creativity together and conceive different viewing options
that would be better for the birds and people. This is true in general for
human settlements as well. However, people want to DRIVE on the same old
Of course birds let you get closer when you're in a car. That's as true at
Stewart Park and along any back road as it is in Montezuma. I do a ton of
observation and photography from my car, sometimes even in my own driveway.
That's great for one person, but it stinks for groups.
Hi Kevin and all,
Great thoughts Kevin! I am with you on these points!
Also I would like enjoy other creatures too, it is a wildlife refuge not just
for birds. I would like to see a dragonfly or a flower or a digger wasp making
it home for its progeny. You can't see a digger wasp from your
Kevin and Meena's points and passions are wonderful guiding principles on the
ways we interact with, enjoy, and respect nature. I would love to be involved
in some group discussions and creative recommendations. They don't say get out
into nature...but stay in your car while doing it.
Sorry for the major typo- read comprises and compromises!
From: Linda Orkin [mailto:wingmagi...@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 1:12 PM
To: Meena Madhav Haribal
Cc: Kevin J. McGowan; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] ...pedestrians on the Wildlife
Kevin makes some very good points. One complaint, often heard, is that
people drive too fast on the drive. I expect these are folks who don't
know what to look for. They don't see anything of interest and are bored
with endless cattails. It would be nice if we could get them to stop, and
Kevin and Meena hit the nail on the head.
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Chimney Swifts are having gala time in front of my office window very often, I
think the juveniles have joined the adults and 8 to 9 of them keep flying in
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