[CT Birds] Reporting rate birds - - not for sharing on the listserv

sffaulkner at comcast.net sffaulkner at comcast.net
Tue Jun 27 11:00:38 EDT 2017

Thank you, Jeri, for this post. 

I'd like to add that folks should also not be playing bird calls during mating or nesting season -- it greatly disrupts the birds. 

Sarah Faulkner 
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From: "Jerilyn Duefrene via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
To: "ctbirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:44:18 AM 
Subject: [CT Birds] Reporting rate birds - - not for sharing on the listserv 

Good morning, 

I just received a message from Patty Morris who is a volunteer at the 
Scalzi Park where the King Rail is hanging out at. She asked that I do not 
post anything about the bird (I only had it on Ebird) and I am not going to 
post photos of the bird anywhere. She saw it on the Rare Bird Alerts 
e-mail. I was there yesterday and there were 6 other birders who were very 
respectful, we used bins and scopes to see it. Patty mentioned that someone 
was walking through the vegetation on the side across from the walkway. 

I don't know who the person was that was walking through the vegetation 
side, it didn't happen while we were there. I believe that those folks that 
receive this listserv know the correct protocols about seeing rare (or any 
bird, for that matter). Of course, there are always those that just want to 
get close to the birds for photos and that is despicable (in my own 
opinion). I have heard about people baiting birds for photos too (quite a 
few reports of a couple of folks that do that). 

Can we have someone share the protocols again about birding - not baiting 
birds or walking in areas we are not supposed to go into? 

I am bothered by the fact that Patty thought to write to me as I respect 
the bird and the location they are in. 

Any ways, just a thought.... 

Jeri Duefrene 
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