[CT Birds] Probable Cave Swallow in Guilford.
kmueller at ntplx.net
kmueller at ntplx.net
Thu Jan 21 15:51:12 EST 2016
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.
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.
Now I will have to go down there tomorrow and see what exactly those
Quoting Griffin Richards <griffingrichards at yahoo.com>:
> 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
> 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."
>> On Jan 21, 2016, at 3:20 PM, Tina and Peter Green via CTBirds
>> <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
>>> Quoting "Comins, Patrick via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>:
>>>> 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
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