Date: 4/9/18 4:45 pm From: John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Forest Products
<putting on my RWA Real Estate Manager hat and jumping up on the soapbox>
When you see a sign that says "Keep Out", please, Please, PLEASE.......OBEY IT. You make all birders look bad.
Birding organizations apply for special permits at access RWA land all the time. These applications are reviewed by several people at the Authority, including myself. If there are reasons to deny a permit, then they are shared and discussed among the group. Having people knowingly ignore posted signs would be such a reason.
Timber harvests are inherently dangerous places, even without the machinery being operated at the time. If you see signs like the one noted below, whether it is on water company property, state land, or anywhere.....please follow them. Remember you represent all of birders out there.
<taking off my hat and coming off my soapbox>
John Triana Prospect
-----Original Message----- From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces...> On Behalf Of Mark Aronson via CTBirds Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 12:55 PM To: birdlist <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Forest Products
8 April 2018, Lake Saltonstall White Trail, Branford.
Ignoring cautionary signs to keep out/watch out for active logging, I walked an early Sunday morning White Trail at Lake Saltonstall. It reminded me that even the suburban Connecticut shoreline has impressive logging. The White Trail is a very different experience.
In spite of the saws, I spied several species I sought to see: winter wren, swamp and chipping and sparrows, pine warblers. A bald eagle had a much better view of the forest floor. Several woodpeckers didn't seem to mind adding insult to injury, providing a coup de grace to trees remaining.
It will be interesting how White Trail Ebird lists change over the next years.