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 > > ------------------------------ > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail, including any attachments, is for > the sole use of the intended recipient and may contain confidential and > privileged information. If you are not an intended recipient, or the > person responsible for delivering this message to an intended recipient, > you are hereby notified that reading, copying, using or distributing this > message is prohibited. If you are not an intended recipient, please contact > the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message > from your computer system. > ------------------------------ > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Colorado Birds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ > msgid/cobirds/D6C44EC0A96AC2479B375DB5227E2CFE014ECB637A%40PRDEXMB2. > thechildrenshospital.org > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<D6C44EC0A96AC2479B375DB5227E2CFE014ECB637A...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Colorado Birds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ > msgid/cobirds/<D3AE9A83-CCEE-4445-AE14-62F65329D8DB...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<D3AE9A83-CCEE-4445-AE14-62F65329D8DB...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >
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