Date: 5/3/18 6:21 pm From: John Triana via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle viewing etiquette
I agree with everything that Patrick notes below. My own $0.02 is that Dale and the staff at Evergreen were some of the nicest, most helpful people I met while researching the New Haven Bird Club's history during our centennial around 2007. Many prominent NHBC members are interred in Evergreen. The Evergreen staff was incredibly helpful.
Cemeteries are solemn places that also offer wildlife needed habitat in urban areas.
John Triana Prospect
-----Original Message----- From: CTBirds <ctbirds-bounces...> On Behalf Of Patrick Comins via CTBirds Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:19 PM To: <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Bald Eagle viewing etiquette
Spring has finally arrived and we are seeing an amazing diversity of birds, not the least of which are the New Haven eagles. This is also the ideal time to remember that as birders, we need to set a good example for others who may be interested in bird watching for the first time. The site is on private property and is a place that needs to be treated with great respect and dignity. The City of New Haven has made parking available across the street where you can easily watch the nest with a scope or long-lens and that should be our primary choice for observing the birds. If too many folks try to observe the birds from the cemetery or stay there for more than a few minutes, it will negatively impact daily operations, reflect poorly on the birding community, and possibly result in the private property being closed to the public. It's also better for the birds. There have already been some complaints from the cemetery staff and also cemetery staff.