Date: 10/23/17 2:26 pm From: Ken Cox <kencox5...> Subject: [VTBIRD] Maxham Way Fields, Woodstock
This is to alert birders with plans to visit the cornfields off Maxham Way that this area is now prominently posted with yellow 'no trespassing' signs. This came to my attention this morning after I arrived with intention of checking the fields for sparrows. The last time I birded the fields (October 6), when checking for the previously reported Dickcissel, these signs were not present. There were signs, however, warning that biosolids", a euphemism for cow manure, is applied to the fields, therefore best birded from the perimeter. The new signs are dated October 2017 and attributed to Woodstock Inn & Resort.
Needless to say this finding is very disappointing and represents another lost opportunity to birders. In addition to this year's Dickcissel, one was sighted in one of the now off-limits fields on October 31, 2015.