Date: 2/9/19 9:38 am
From: Andrew March <afmarch...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Plastic
Had anyone seen the screech owl at MRP recently?

On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 10:25 PM 'David Bean' <beandk...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

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> Kingbirds built a nest at Menotomy Rocks Park several years ago and used
> a lot of monofilament fishing line in its construction. One of the chicks
> died when it got its foot tangled in the line. I removed the nest, but less
> accessible ones I’ve seen since clearly use a lot of the same stuff. I
> understand that fishing line is available that will fall apart from UV
> exposure. Its use should be required along with barbless fish hooks. Would
> the Izaak Waltons accept that?
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> David Bean
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> *From:* <arlingtonbirds...> [mailto:
> <arlingtonbirds...>] *On Behalf Of *Ruth Trimarchi
> <ruthtri...> [arlingtonbirds]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:09 PM
> *To:* Keegan Dougherty
> *Cc:* <bannerh...>; Kenneth Stampfer; Michael Alexander; MJ Keeler;
> Oakes Plimpton; Arlington Birds; <charlottemilan...>
> *Subject:* Re: [Arlington Birds] Plastic
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> Saw this nest while walking around Horn Pond - entirely made of bubble
> wrap and other bits of plastic! There are just enough twigs to hold it
> together.. Could not get a good picture of it, but wow, talk about making
> lemonade from lemons:
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> On Dec 18, 2018, at 12:14 PM, Keegan Dougherty <kdougherty...>
> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> I agree with everyone!
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> All that plastic starts somewhere before it ends up in the ocean, and it
> is often from a trashcan, dumpster or landfill during windy days like
> today. If you witness an open-topped dumpster or trash blowing from an
> apartment complex or private home in Arlington, take a photo and ask the
> City of Arlington if it is in violation of their rules to prevent
> problems with dumpsters especially.
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> I got tired of picking up trash next to the Brookside Condominiums
> building along the Alewife Brook boardwalk where two dumpsters are always
> left open and trails of trash are blown across the path and into the
> brook.. I sent my complaint to Charlotte Milan, Recycling Coordinator (
> <KSullivan...>) and CC’d Kylee Sullivan, the Arlington
> Health Compliance Officer (<KSullivan...>). Kylee went to
> check out the issues just a couple days after my complaint was filed and
> has reached out to the condo association! I am sure it will take multiple
> complaints to get them to fine them, but it is worth it to protect our
> wildlife!
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> Warm regards to all,
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> Keegan
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> mailto:<arlingtonbirds...> <arlingtonbirds...>] *On
> Behalf Of *Helena Grant <bannerh...> [arlingtonbirds]
> *Sent:* Monday, December 17, 2018 8:54 PM
> *To:* Kenneth Stampfer <kenstampfer...>
> *Cc:* Michael Alexander <mna.ma...>; MJ Keeler <
> <maryjane.keeler...>; Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...>; Arlington
> Birds <arlingtonbirds...>; <charlottemilan...>
> *Subject:* Re: [Arlington Birds] Plastic
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> Goes beyond the use of plastic grocery bags. There is much hidden plastic
> in things like cosmetics, in the form of little beads but no less deadly in
> the huge quantities we have been dumping them into our environment.
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> MassPIRG does good work, consider supporting, as do other agencies incl.
> the Environmental Working Group (see their database).
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> In addition to supporting groups like that, I feel the most powerful way
> to vote is with our everyday dollars, in the products we buy daily. .
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> On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 8:41 PM Kenneth Stampfer <kenstampfer...> [arlingtonbirds]
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> To all who care about birds and the value of the diversity of life on our
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> Some of the images on the 60 Minutes stories were among the most
> horrifying I have ever seen. Let us all resolve to take steps every day to
> reduce and eventually control this plague of disposable plastic.
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> Ken Stampfer
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> Belmont
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> On Dec 17, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Michael Alexander <mna.ma...> [arlingtonbirds]
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> On December 16th (Sunday), Sixty Minutes devoted two of their three
> segments to plastics. Since it featured Midway Island, much may be the
> same as the PBS special. However, there were interviews with NOAA
> personnel, on Sixty Minutes, that helped drive home the damage plastic is
> wreaking in the oceans.
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> – Mike Alexander
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> On Monday, December 17, 2018, 2:09 PM, MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...>
> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
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> I really want Marketbasket to stop using so many plastic bags. They have
> holes so they don't even serve a re-use purpose..
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> On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 1:44 PM Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds]
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> Birders: I just watched (second time) on TV a PBS special about the
> terrible problem of plastics in the Pacific Ocean (why not the Atlantic?)
> killing the Albatross! I think I will try to quit using plastic — glass
> jars for peanut butter, re-using plastic containers. See: <
> https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/seabirds/laysan-albatrosses-plastic-problem
> <https://ocean.si...edu/ocean-life/seabirds/laysan-albatrosses-plastic-problem>>.
> Midway Islands, in the middle of nowhere!
> I talked yesterday with a member of our bird club who set forth in the
> dark at 5 a.m. Christmas Count to call in 4 or 5 Screech Owls with his
> perfect imitation of their call (by whistling)! Mostly on the eastern edge
> of Arlington Great Meadows. . . .
> Oakes Plimpton
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> ps: Yes plastic bags are the worse, resembling squid, etc., so good we
> banned same in Town. O.P.
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