[Tweeters] TWEETS: use of laser pointers on field trip

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 00:48:54 PST 2017

what is the goal of using a laser pointer on a field trip? to terrify birds
into flight?

here's a video featuring the use of a green laser pointer on frightening
birds that you should see:


i've found a red laser pointer is consistently terrifying to my flock of
birds (parrots and songbirds).

in my opinion and experience, a laser pointer has no place on a
nature-watching field trip.

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On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:58 PM, Mike Fite <fitemf at gmail.com> wrote:



> Begin forwarded message:


> *From: *Mike Fite <fitemf at gmail.com>

> *Subject: **TWEETS: use of laser pointers on field trip*

> *Date: *January 24, 2017 at 3:53:30 PM EST

> *To: *159cf2979bf-38d-15a at webprd-a41.mail.aol.com


> It appears from the “Tweet” post that the question is not whether a laser

> pointer should be used on field trips but if the pointer’s light should be

> red or green?

> I would first like to read a scientific study about the use of laser

> pointers on outings and any impact on wildlife before answering the

> question.




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