[CT Birds] Rough-legged at East River
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!
> Keith Mueller
> Quoting Paul Fusco via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>:
>> 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??
>> Sent from my iPhone
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