[Tweeters] Fwd: a re-run of a Hawk Owl post from 1/7/16

Barbara Deihl barbdeihl at comcast.net
Mon Jan 18 14:26:17 PST 2016


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> From: Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl at comcast.net>

> Date: January 18, 2016 1:55:21 PM PST

> To: barbara deihl <barbdeihl at comcast.net>

> Subject: a re-run of a Hawk Owl post from 1/7/16

>

> I accidentally found myself on the Tweeters Digest for Jan. 7 and only figured out it wasn't today's when I took a look at this Hawk Owl post of Carol Riddell's. I quickly discovered that there were a few statements, both from Carol and the quoted Meredith Spencer, that I had passed over the first time I read it. I'm so glad I have now seen them, and felt them worthy of a re-run, as they clarified some points to me, that kept coming up as I read successive posts over the last couple of weeks. I kept thinking to myself that there was likely at least one photographer/birder, who had gone over the 'line' to infuriate the landowner. I thought that this would eventually come out as the now "case" progressed. And here it already had been stated, by Meredith, giving reason for most of you, and now myself, to justify thoughts of implicating part of the birding community for sharing in wrong-doing in this unfortunate situation- not just for the birding ethics affronted, but general human ethics and property rights as well. I feel that the property owner had good reason to be upset - no, not to the point of shooting the owl, if indeed that is what turns out to be the case, but at least to the degree of expressing exasperation with the intrusion of people (more than one) on his private property.

> Killing the owl was not the only transgression that day in Cassimer Bar area.

> Thanks to Carol & Meredith for sharing these things with us on Tweeters. They sure will give me cause to seriously consider repressing my own desires to approach wildlife on private property and maybe just forego the experience. Thank you as well, to Beth Thompson, for her post yesterday on similar topics and more.

With more and more people and fewer and fewer birds out 'there', we all will be having to think more seriously and act more thoughtfully in the

> future.

>

> Barb

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>

> Here's Carol's post for that day:

>

> Thanks to Meredith Spencer for providing the information below. Cassimer Bar Access Road is public. The land on either side of the road is private. The hawk owl can be seen from the road. There is no excuse for trespassing to see this owl. If you are planning a trip over to Brewster to see it, please conduct your observation according to good birding ethics. We donâ•˙t need upset homeowners who can easily feel intruded upon. For the most part, you can see this owl without even getting out of your car.

>

> Carol Riddell

> Edmonds

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> merdave at homenetnw.net merdave at homenetnw.net <mailto:tweeters%40u.washington.edu?Subject=%5BTweeters%5D%20N.%20Hawk%20Owl....&In-Reply-To=>

> Wed Jan 6 15:29:36 PST 2016

>

> Hi, The N. Hawk Owl is still near the same place on Cassimir Bar. Three

> of us were looking at it from a distance with scope and binocular. The

> gentleman who lives in the yellow house drove down to us. He asked what

> we were doing and we explained. He said scope and binocular were okay but

> he did not want any pictures taken of his property! I told him they prob.

> only had the bird and a tree branch in their photo, but he repeated, no

> photos of my property. He owns the abandoned brown building that is east

> of his home. He said people walked in his drive way and took photos, and

> walked in to the other building and never even asked if they could go on

> his property!!! We offered to let him look at the bird through the scope,

> but he declined. He didn't seem mad, just firm. Meredith Spencer,

> Bridgeport

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>

> Barb Deihl

> Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle

> barbdeihl at comcast.net


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