[CT Birds] Solitatire, A polite reminder

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Mon Dec 7 14:47:08 EST 2015


Yup, certainly one way of going about it.  And I agree, you should use your
eyes and ears if you are looking or listening for a bird.  In fact, use all
your senses...even the common ones.

Mark Szantyr



On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 2:28 PM, Stefan Martin <nafets519 at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a bird that habitually perches in exposed areas and doesn't skulk
> around low in the brush, grasses or thickets. Why would there be any need
> whatsoever for playback? Laziness?? Lack of patience?? Late for a Dr's
> appointment?? If people seriously think that playback doesn't cause any
> stress to vagrants like this, you have to reconsider some things.. There's
> also a lot of predators in the area.. Red-tail, Merlin, Coop and GH Owl. A
> Coop buzzed the head of someone using playback last night.. Just
> unnecessary exposure. Give it a rest.
>
>
> Stefan Martin
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Dec 7, 2015, at 2:12 PM, Mark Szantyr <birddog55 at charter.net> wrote:
>
> Certainly, that is one way of going about it. That is why there are more
> than one flavor of Ice Cream.
>
> Mark Szantyr
> Storrs
>
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM, Stefan Martin <nafets519 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> The bird is fairly reliable without any need for playback and
>> consistently vocalizes.. People are not stomping through sensitive habitat
>> in order to see the bird (one of the pros for playback) according to the
>> internet. There is no need for audio attractants. If someone feels the
>> desire to not be patient and actually look for the bird without an aid, be
>> my guest. Also, nowhere in that article does it mention using playback for
>> a vagrant. I'm not saying that playback is always unnecessary but I think
>> this is one of those circumstances where there is absolutely no need for
>> it. Be patient.. If someone is playing a tape, it limits your ability to
>> actually hear the bird calling in the distance.. Use your ears and eyes.
>> Not your Sibley app..
>>
>>
>> Stefan Martin
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Dec 7, 2015, at 1:32 PM, Mark Szantyr via CTBirds <
>> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > In hope of keeping the record straight and the conversation fair and
>> > balanced....
>> >
>> >
>> http://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/04/the-proper-use-of-playback-in-birding/
>> >
>> >
>> > Mark Szantyr
>> > Storrs
>> >
>> > On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:28 PM, Alex Burdo via CTBirds <
>> > ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Agreed. Please, please, please refrain from playing tapes at rarities.
>> A
>> >> bird this far from its typical range has been under enough anxiety just
>> >> getting here.
>> >>
>> >> Alex Burdo
>> >> Fairfield
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:11 PM, Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <
>> >> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> I just received a text from a birder at the Solitaire who told me that
>> >>> atleast one person was playing audio recordings, some people are
>> standing
>> >>> in driveways and that a truck struggled to get through the people
>> >> gathered.
>> >>> For those still going to see it, please show respect to both the bird
>> and
>> >>> the neighbors by refraining from using audio tapes to put additional
>> >> stress
>> >>> on the bird and staying out of people's driveways/on the side of the
>> >> road.
>> >>> I was happy to see how respectful everyone was yesterday of both the
>> bird
>> >>> and the neighborhood but we all need to make sure it stays that way
>> >> before
>> >>> things get out of hand. Thank you.
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> Mark S. Szantyr
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> Storrs Mansfield, CT 06268
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