Date: 3/31/17 11:26 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Burrowing Owls and security guards, Adams county
I had a rent a cop try that with me at Marston. He was inside the fence
and I was outside. He got as far with me as the rent a cop did with Norm
at DIA. I almost pleaded with him to call the cops. I promised I would
wait right there.
Imagine that when no cops showed up.

Ira Sanders
Golden

On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:46 PM, 'Migrant' via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> I was the other birder that the stupendously self-important "officer" (or
> whatever she was- a wannabe of some sort) attempted to chase off. I chose
> not to be chased. When she said, "you need to move along" (with sort of the
> same intonation one would use on a ten-year-old potential miscreant,
> loitering outside the sweet shop, awaiting an opportunity to steal a
> lollipop), I asked why. She replied that all the land around there is owned
> by farmers, DIA, etc, etc. She didn't specify who owns the shoulder of the
> road, but I suspect it is a public right of way. When I appeared reluctant
> to follow her stentorian-voiced instructions, she declared that, by golly,
> she'd just call the police. I allowed that seemed to be a grand idea, and
> please do. I waited around for a while (unsuccessfully scanning for the
> owls), but no police appeared.
> I think she must be comrads-in-arms with Golf Cart Boy out at Latham.
> Anyway, as Candace mentioned, I guess we have one more place where we
> offensive, aggressive, felonious birdwatchers are going to be harassed. I
> guess there aren't enough real criminals out there to keep these people
> busy......
>
> Norm Lewis
> Lakewood
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Mar 31, 2017, at 6:05 PM, Johnson, Candice E., MD. <Candice.Johnson@
> childrenscolorado.org> wrote:
>
> Today at 10 am my husband and I got out of our car on 96th Avenue near DIA
> and briefly saw 2 Burrowing Owls. We used our spotting scope & we noticed a
> couple of oil company trucks not too far away from the burrows. We drove
> on & returned about 20 minutes later. At the same spot was a HSS security
> vehicle, which pulled up next to us & told us we had to move on. We
> protested that we were only birdwatchers, but the woman officer kept
> yelling until we closed our windows. She then harassed another car driven
> by a birder with binocs across the road. Just a warning! I don't think
> they have any jurisdiction over the public highway, but I remain open to
> education.
>
> Candice E. Johnson
>
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