Date: 12/5/17 8:29 pm
From: Paul Dunbar <pastorpaultdunbar...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...>
Subject: Re: [NEBirds] Closure of Area 3 at Branched Oak Lake
Sounds like a simple misunderstanding without cause for too much alarm, imho. Your subject line implies this is a “done deal,”but is it really? In any case, apology accepted on my part.

Paul Dunbar

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> On Dec 5, 2017, at 9:34 PM, Noah Arthur <semirelicta...> [NEBirds] <NEBirds...> wrote:
> It is likely that the Area 3 campbround at Branched Oak Lake -- one of the best gull viewing locations in the state -- will be closed in the near future, due to my own thoughtless actions. I've been debating whether or not to post this, but figured that if I f*** up, I should 'fess up.
> Yesterday I parked in front of a camper van here to view the gulls, and after a few minutes, a man got out of the van and told me I had blocked their view. I acted apologetic -- TOO apologetic, to the point of seeming suspicious, as if I was doing something illegal and wanted to get away. I think it's quite likely that the guy subsequently told park rangers about a birder acting suspiciously in this lonely corner of the park, which is why I think park management will probably close the area.
> So when the area is closed, you'll know why and who to blame... I won't apoligize because "I'm sorry" doesn't do anything to make up for the loss of a great birding hotspot.
> Noah

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