Date: 3/15/23 5:00 pm
From: <tgmiko...> <tgmiko...>
Subject: Re: [LACoBirds] [CALBIRDS] Lancaster Sewage Pond Tour 3/18/23
Good idea. Thanks for the phone number.

Thomas Geza Miko
Claremont, LA County

On Wed, Mar 15, 2023, 3:36 PM Cynthia Case <case.cynthiak...> wrote:

> Thanks, Tom, for the update. If you do go on the sewage tour and by some
> chance get a glimpse of the injured and now assumed grounded Tundra Bean
> Goose, or even if you’re outside the fence and have eyes on the goose,
> please call Los Angeles County Animal Control with the precise location of
> the bird. This must be done while you have eyes on the bird. The number:
> 1-310-523-9566. Please let the nice people at the sewage plant know you
> have called so they’ll allow Animal Control on the premises.
> Thanks,
> Cynthia Case
> Tustin
> “For us there us only the trying. The rest is not our business.” —T.S.
> Eliot
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 15, 2023, at 3:01 PM, <tgmiko...> wrote:
> Hi
> Apparently the link I provided for the names of the ponds takes you to
> another page on the same website (I deliberately tested it before
> hitting"Send" Yaaaargh.). Please find that website and find the correct
> page. It's only a little more difficult than solving Rubik's Cube.
> Thomas Geza Miko
> Claremont, LA County
> 909.241.3300
> "With a sufficiently large sample size a correlation can at once be both
> very significant and too small worth discussing."--Daniel Kahneman
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2023, 2:36 PM <tgmiko...> via <tgmiko=
> <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm sending this email out as a blast because I'm getting the same
>> questions over and over again from multiple people:
>> 1. The tour of the Lancaster Water treatment plant also known as the
>> Lancaster Sewage Ponds, combined with a bus drive for the short distance
>> across the road into Edwards Air Force Base to the Piute Ponds is scheduled
>> for this coming Saturday morning, March 18th at 0900 a.m.
>> 2. The hyperlink, below (at the very end of this email, below my email
>> signature) is for signing up, which if you want to go on this tour because
>> you really want to see the Tundra Bean Goose, you should have done so by
>> now, but today is your last chance to sign up, probably during business
>> hours.
>> 3. This is a hyperlink to study a map of the Piute Ponds. It's for
>> informational purposes so that you understand what others are talking about
>> when they refer to Walden Pond, Thoreau Pond, Emily Dickinson Pond, Robert
>> Frost Pond, etc:
>> 4. As of today, Wednesday March 15th, the combined tour of both
>> facilities is still scheduled to occur despite the rain that has happened
>> this week. That is what was stated to me this morning by the public
>> relations person who confirmed that there will be a bus going from one
>> facility to the other.
>> 5. Yes, it is possible--if not probable--that the Tundra Bean Goose will
>> park himself out in the open at the west end of the Lancaster Sewage
>> Treatment Plant where you can see him from outside the fence and count him
>> for your California list. However, if the bird is still there on Saturday
>> and still alive it would be much nicer to see him from a lot closer i.e
>> inside the fence on the tour.
>> 6. Please remember that this is not a bird watching tour, so please
>> actually listen to the parts where they explain the science of water
>> treatment. I'm saying this because if they're nice enough to let us in then
>> I don't want to abuse their hospitality. They are aware that a bunch of
>> bird watchers are signing up for this tour because they want to see the
>> goose, but we're also trying to restore long-term access for birders to the
>> Lancaster Sewage Ponds, which has not existed for the past several years.
>> 7. Once the tour is on Edwards Air Force Base property, Please be aware
>> that you are on a military base, and even though you are far away from any
>> military activities the rules still apply. Mainly I'm thinking that those
>> who do not have an annual pass probably need to ask permission before we
>> walk away from the group.
>> Thomas Geza Miko
>> Claremont, LA County
>> 909.241.3300

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