[CT Birds] Probable Cave Swallow in Guilford.

kmueller at ntplx.net kmueller at ntplx.net
Thu Jan 21 16:13:56 EST 2016


Did I mention, there was a beautiful Cave Swallow flying by today!! :^)

Keith Mueller




Quoting Keith Mueller via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>:

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> The road to the boat ramp has no parking signs on both sides. To  
> clear this up, I was parked near one of those no parking signs this  
> morning, and being asked to move or be ticketed was justified, and I  
> did without any reservations. I believe, but could be wrong, that  
> there might be some signs in the main parking lot that state parking  
> for vehicles using the boat ramp.
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> If anyone remembers last winter when we were all there watching the  
> Rough-legged Hawks in the marsh. We were all asked to leave by DEEP  
> officers because we were told that the boat ramp road was posted  
> with no parking signs and only boat users were allowed to park there  
> or in the main parking lot.
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> Now I will have to go down there tomorrow and see what exactly those  
> signs state.
>
> Keith Mueller
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> Quoting Griffin Richards <griffingrichards at yahoo.com>:
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>> I’m a resident on Ridgewood ave right before the boat launch. Been  
>> parking there without / walking up and down that road birding  
>> without any sort of boat and had many others do so with no trouble  
>> before. I looked online and couldn’t find anything about not being  
>> able to park there without the intention of using it as a boat  
>> launch.
>>
>> Found this guide  
>> (http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/boating/boating_guide/part6.pdf  
>> <http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/boating/boating_guide/part6.pdf>)  
>> that lists the few activities that are allowed at these public boat  
>> launches, and among them are observing wildlife. It does say  
>> regulations may vary by site, but again I couldn’t find anything  
>> saying that the Guilford boat launch is restricted to boaters.
>>
>> Hoping someone of authority can clarify this. It’s really a great  
>> spot, especially in the summer for Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows.  
>> If for some reason there’s an exception to this regulation for  
>> nearby residents, you can tell the ENCON you’re my "guest."
>>
>> Griffin
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>>> On Jan 21, 2016, at 3:20 PM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds  
>>> <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
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>>> I hope COA will address this with Susan Whalen. I would like to  
>>> know where this law is on the books and are there signs saying  
>>> only boaters can drive there. I see none of those sorts of signs  
>>> at any boat launches in the state I have been to.
>>>
>>> Tina Green
>>> Westport
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>> On Jan 21, 2016, at 2:37 PM, Keith Mueller via CTBirds  
>>>> <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If everyone remembers a similar happening last winter with the  
>>>> Rough-legged Hawk. We were all asked to move our vehicles on the  
>>>> dirt road to the boat ramp because the road was for cars with  
>>>> boat trailers or car top boats. If that is the law than that is  
>>>> the law. I think getting a parking ticket for stopping to look at  
>>>> or take pictures of birds in a car without a boat trailer or car  
>>>> top racks might just warrant a little latitude for birders in the  
>>>> dead of winter!
>>>>
>>>> But if that is the Law, than I guess we all need to be careful!
>>>>
>>>> Keith Mueller
>>>> Killingworth
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>>>> Quoting "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>:
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>>>>> I got word from Keith Mueller that he had a probable Cave  
>>>>> Swallow in Guilford at the East River Boat Launch on Neck Road.   
>>>>> The bird was flying towards the Guilford Harbor.
>>>>>
>>>>> A word of caution.   Keith also reported that an ENCON officer  
>>>>> told him he can't be at that boat launch unless he had a boat  
>>>>> trailer.
>>>>>
>>>>> Patrick
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