chandirah at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 16:09:56 PDT 2022
Excellent idea Nadine!! I’d contribute a little something, I think most people would. :)
I LOVE that you take Blue birding with you! He’s such a cool cat!! He’s catching me up with the life list!! LOL
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> Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 17:39:23 -0700
> From: Nadine Drisseq <drisseq.n at gmail.com>
> To: "tweeters at u.washington.edu" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Charity
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> Hi folks,
> I recently noticed that in the UK, it is common when they have rare bird
> chases on private property, eg. such as a Common Nighthawk that was found
> in someone's garden last month, that the leaders & homeowners raise money
> for charity, charging a small fee for folks to see the bird.
> If I had known of this tradition, I would have charged for folks to see the
> Hooded Oriole I once had in my King County yard.
> By way of example, the Red-flanked Bluetail and the Siberian Accentor had
> SO many visitors to people's yards, that much money could have been raised
> for a local bird rehab, an honor I would have been happy to have organised
> (so please think of me if you need help doing this in the future).
> In the UK, they also raise money for medical concerns such as a spinal
> unit. Here we can raise money for research into diseases so badly needed
> (eg. such as breast/prostate cancer or ALS). I would have been so happy to
> have given $ to see that bird. I suggest sliding scale, to prevent
> excluding folks, especially young birders who can't even afford a scope,
> let alone have to have parents drive them to their chases. I know we have a
> lot of generous and very kind birders here in the state. In doing so, the
> homeowners might also feel more lenient towards having a long line of
> scopes pointed at their homes, if they felt some good they could empathise
> with was coming from it. (Although some homeowners may be beyond reach
> with regard to that, I admit.)
> Thank you so much for hearing me on this subject. I am sure it's not new
> here, and must have been done before here, but just not in my experience. I
> would love to hear of times when it has been done.
> Excellent Owloweening to all!
> N Drisseq
> Ps. Ok OK. I also admit to being the birder who brought her cat to the Snow
> Bunting. His life list is growing, currently only at 89, since he's only
> two years old and 'indoors only'. Luckily, we live by a small lake so he
> gets waterbirds. But that was his first vagrant. Let's hear it for Blue! He
> only sees birds, he never "gets" them though. He really enjoys visiting
> with the very tame Canada Geese, it's so funny.
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