Date: 8/23/17 5:20 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Drones at Parker River NWR
Lynette, You are spot on, right on, on the money, and on point. This is a
problem at a # of NWR's in MA, here in VA, and elsewhere. Dave Gibson,

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 6:52 PM, Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...> wrote:

> flying drones over a National Wildlife Refuge is illegal - if available,
> the identity of the person(s) and/or vehicle (plate number) responsible
> should be reported (ideally by photo) to any refuge staff or headquarters
> (979-465-5753) as soon as possible
> ------------------------------------
> Lynette Leka
> Newbury, MA 01951
> email: <lynette.leka...>
> --------------------------------------------
> On Wed, 8/23/17, Warren Tatro <wtatro...> wrote:
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Drones at Parker River NWR
> To: <massbird...>
> Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:28 PM
> Hello Massbirders,
> Call me old fashioned, but I really
> don’t see the need for the general public to own and play
> with drones. I was birding this afternoon at Parker
> River NWR at the Stage Island Pool, at high tide, with a
> decent amount of shorebirds feeding and resting in the
> area. All of a sudden, just as I was getting on what I
> thought was one of the Baird’s Sandpipers along the near
> shore, a drone buzzes the birds and they all fly off.
> Hundreds of birds scared into the air as if a Peregrine
> Falcon was coming by. The culprits were 2 guys parked in lot
> 6 and they launched the drone from there. Either
> common sense is long gone or people just don’t care.
> A wildlife refuge? Are you kidding me?
> As my bad luck would have it, they
> parked right next to my car with my wife inside waiting for
> me. I stated my displeasure but was leery of making a
> big scene. I reported the incident to the main
> headquarters on my way out.
> Warren Tatro
> Peabody, MA
> <wtatro...>

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