[Tweeters] Caracara in danger?
dennispaulson at comcast.net
Mon Jul 6 12:51:40 PDT 2015
Not that it needs any more support, but I’m entirely in favor of Bud’s idea.
On Jul 6, 2015, at 12:00 PM, tweeters-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu wrote:
> Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:59:41 -0700
> From: Bud Anderson <falconresearch at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Caracara in danger?
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> Sounds like a reasonable fear.
> I think as bird people, we often forget that much of the rest of the world
> does not share our interest, passion and curiosity for the avian part of
> life. And many people out there still have a difficult time understanding
> that passion.
> This guy is apparently one of them. But I think that we also have to
> respect that he probably lives out there to get away from people, perhaps
> strangers in particular. Like us.
> So, if I may be so bold, I would advise people to be extremely respectful
> towards him. No one wins in a conflict like this, but there is a good
> chance the bird could lose.
> As far as a suggested solution, here is a proposal for all Tweeterdom to
> I can go there, talk to the guy, attempt to capture the bird (they can be
> very difficult to catch), re-locate it and put a transmitter on it so it
> can still be followed. We could release it somewhere safer and away from
> potential conflict. Perhaps here on the Skagit or in a similar habitat.
> Now I expect that this proposal is going to start a firestorm here on
> Tweeters and I can understand why. Some probably think it is really a dumb
> idea to put this out there at all.
> We'll see.
> Opportunistic? Yes, admittedly. So we can get that one out of the way right
> I had considered doing this earlier because I am really interested to see
> where this bird ultimately goes once he moves on. Great opportunity for
> some basic raptor research. No one has ever tagged a "wandering" Caracara
> before. We don't know what it is going to do. Stay? Go north? Go south?
> But, frankly, I didn't want to offend people and start a big controversy so
> I passed on it. I know that there are many people that want to see it and
> add it to their list.And I respect that.
> However, based on the latest reports, I am re-considering. But not without
> some input and comment first.
> So what does everyone think? Let's hear from you. What is the consensus
> from this group?
> And, please, try to keep your responses civil and rational so we can all
> feel free to comment.
> Pretty sure we all share an interest in the welfare of this bird.
> Bud Anderson
> Falcon Research Group
> Box 248
> Bow, WA 98232
> (360) 757-1911
> falconresearch at gmail.com
1724 NE 98 St.
Seattle, WA 98115
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