Assuming he had no permission from the land-owner to be there, and he
was too close to the birds to be summoned away by your calling out,
would you consider leaving a note on his car, to inform him of the
ethics involved, or to request that he call you to discuss the birds?
When I went to view them, the only other people who showed up, stayed
by their car at the roadside, but I thought that's what I would do if
they ventured into the field before I could say anything. Maybe it
would even help to print up the list of guidelines that came out in
the e-mails after last spring's Whooper events down there, and just
stick a copy of it under the person's windshield. While I'm not naieve
enough to believe it would change everyone's behavior, it might
influence at least a few.
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 3:06 PM, dan&erika <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am glad so many of you were able to see the Northfield Whooping Cranes.
> Today, however, I photographed a man taking photos from far into the field
> next to the cranes. I also photographed his license plates (they are
> Minnesota plates). What part of Please do not trespass into the field or
> wetland do you suppose he does not understand? At best his behavior is
> selfish. At worst it is downright unethical! Would it be legal for me to
> post my photograph of him on my blog? I am not inclined to ever post notice
> of rare birds in the future, which really goes against my joy of sharing
> with others!
> Dan or Erika Tallman
> Northfield, Minnesota
> ".... the best shod travel with wet feet"
> "Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes ...."--Thoreau
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