[CT Birds] Solitatire, A polite reminder

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Mon Dec 7 14:56:12 EST 2015


And, if we'd like to speculate, I can think of other reasons David might
choose to bird alone.

Mark Szantyr

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 2:47 PM, Mark Szantyr <birddog55 at charter.net> wrote:

> 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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>>
>>
>> --
>> Mark S. Szantyr
>> 56 Maple Road
>> Storrs Mansfield, CT 06268
>>
>> 860-429-2641
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Mark S. Szantyr
> 56 Maple Road
> Storrs Mansfield, CT 06268
>
> 860-429-2641
>



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