Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Geo Kloppel
Birders can find this fine car placard among the New York State Breeding Bird 
Atlas III materials. During the 2000 Atlas I made up something like this for my 
own car while surveying far from home, and I can testify that it’s an effective 
ice-breaker. Just print it, slip it in a clear plastic sleeve and put it in 
your car window whenever you get out to do some birding (and remember to submit 
your observations to the Atlas).

https://s3.amazonaws.com/is-ebird-wordpress-prod-s3/wp-content/uploads/sites/79/2019/11/VehiclePlacard.pdf



>> On Mar 19, 2020, at 5:51 PM, Donna Lee Scott  wrote:
> I have been thinking of getting magnetic removable signs for my car's sides 
> and back that say "BIRD WATCHER".

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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Mark Chao
Sheriff's deputies have long been vigilant about birders and especially
photographers around the airport fence, in both tense and more relaxed
times.

Twice over the past 20 years, starting at least a few years after 9/11,
sheriff's deputies have pulled me over along Snyder Road, asked me what I
was doing, and then cheerfully sent me on my way.  Once the deputy explained
that officers were watching me from the sheriff's building along Warren
Road, then decided to send someone out when they saw me taking photos [of
Vesper Sparrows].  I recall that Deputy Anderson specifically told me to
pull my car all the way off the road when stopping to bird.  I don't
remember specific instructions about not taking photos.

Still, since then I have made a point of not taking photos through the
fence.  I figure that if I ever find a Snowy Owl or something like that, I
can always call the sheriff's office to explain first.  Also, I do make a
point of calling ahead if I lead groups along Snyder Road, as I sometimes do
for the CBC on January 1.

Anyway, after that first incident, I sent a letter with my photos to Deputy
Anderson, explaining why the Vesper Sparrows, as well as woodcocks and other
airport birds, are special.  He was glad to receive the letter.

So I have always thought that the sheriff's office is striking a reasonable
balance in ensuring airport security while still being friendly and
respectful to me as a birder.  I do see that six squad cars is a whole
different level of response.  Maybe it is somehow because the officers are
more wary in these troubled times.  But given my past experience, I would
guess that it's more likely a case of Magnus having companions, and then
maybe a backup request getting out to a few on-duty officers at once.

Mark Chao




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 On Behalf Of Kenneth V.
Rosenberg
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:13 PM
To: Marie P. Read ; Magnus Fiskesjo
; CAYUGABIRDS-L

Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

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 k...@cornell.edu
Wk: 607-254-2412
Cell: 607-342-4594


On 3/19/20, 5:40 PM, "bounce-124477516-3493...@list.cornell.edu on behalf
of Marie P. Read"  wrote:

WH! Things are getting seriously weird.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
Website: http://www.marieread.com

AUTHOR of:
Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of
Photographing Birds and Their Behavior

https://rockynook.com/shop/photography/mastering-bird-photography/?REF=101/

From: bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu
[bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Magnus Fiskesjo
[magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:36 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
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

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
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
k...@cornell.edu
Wk: 607-254-2412
Cell: 607-342-4594
 

On 3/19/20, 5:40 PM, "bounce-124477516-3493...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of 
Marie P. Read"  wrote:

WH! Things are getting seriously weird.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
Website: http://www.marieread.com

AUTHOR of:
Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing 
Birds and Their Behavior

https://rockynook.com/shop/photography/mastering-bird-photography/?REF=101/

From: bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Magnus Fiskesjo 
[magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:36 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
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

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[cayugabirds-l] grass mowing at airport

2020-03-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
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


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From: Magnus Fiskesjo 
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:10 PM
To: Donna Lee Scott ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 

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

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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 
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. Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
E-mail: magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu, or: n...@cornell.edu

Affiliations at Cornell University, WWW:
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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), 
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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo


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 
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. 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), 
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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
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 
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. 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), 
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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo


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" 
rd. 

"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, 
https://ebird.org/checklist/S45339734 

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. 

Yrs.
Magnus Fiskesjö
n...@cornell.edu


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

WH! Things are getting seriously weird.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
Website: http://www.marieread.com

AUTHOR of:
Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing 
Birds and Their Behavior

https://rockynook.com/shop/photography/mastering-bird-photography/?REF=101/

From: bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Magnus Fiskesjo 
[magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:36 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
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

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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Marie P. Read
WH! Things are getting seriously weird.

Marie

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From: bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Magnus Fiskesjo 
[magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:36 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
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

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[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo


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

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[cayugabirds-l] Purple finches

2020-03-19 Thread W Larry Hymes
We just had 3 PURPLE FINCHES at our feeders.

Larry
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