[CT Birds] Rough-legged at East River

Mary Mushinsky marymushinsky at att.net
Sat Jan 31 20:52:15 EST 2015


This is another example of a conflict between birders and DEEP which is 
likely solvable if someone brings it to the attention of the birders' 
advisory group that meets with DEEP.  I am copying Sandy Breslin of 
Audubon who has been helpful with this group.  Mary Mushinsky, Wallingford

On 1/31/2015 8:33 AM, Keith Mueller via CTBirds wrote:
> I like Mark's response. The signs may have mentioned no parking....but 
> not sure if they mentioned "standing". We birders have been parking 
> (excuse me)...."standing" on that road for years photographing 
> Shorebirds, Rail, Hawks, Owls, Gulls, Sparrows, etc., and (probably) 
> never caused ANY disruption of boat launch traffic that I am aware of. 
> We all do the same thing....stop our cars, take out our scopes and 
> cameras, look for a few minutes and then move on when we are finished. 
> I have seen many Madison Policeman over the years passing me on that 
> road and never had one of them tell me to move. In fact we had a CO 
> pass us the other day while we were looking at the Hawk....he stopped 
> to look also. I think the few birders that "stop" on that road this 
> time of year when basically nobody is launching a boat should be 
> allowed a certain amount of latitude. I might want to contrast this to 
> the summer when the road is jammed with parked cars because the 
> parking lot isn't large enough to hold all the cars and boat trailers 
> that are using that small boat ramp. Rules, signs and more 
> rules....birding use to be fun in CT!
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> Keith Mueller
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> Quoting Paul Fusco via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>:
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>> Adding to what Julian says:
>> Actually parking is not allowed on the boat launch road according to 
>> signage in place. Don't know the reasoning behind those signs. They 
>> appeared last year and in effect closes the area. Should COA contest 
>> the posting? After all is it not public open space??
>> P
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>> Sent from my iPhone
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