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        02-13-2013, 01:57 PM
    Odd Situationon the Home Front

    As the title says, we have an odd situation here. For the past 2 months, we have had an "unusual" bird in our dooryard; not rare, but unusual. Depending on who you ask, it has not been seen in Maine since 1987, or on our island since 1987, or perhaps not since this December, but at any rate, it is causing quite a stir amongst our small, but passionate, birder population.

    We sent it's picture to several of our most ardent birders just for an ID confirmation, and ever since then, people have been coming to the dooryard to see the bird, camping out in our broken down & decrepit --- oh, excuse me, --- our antique, restorable and totally awesome --- bus with their binoculars and cameras, hoping to catch a glimpse of this bird.

    All of this is fine, but one of the professional birders is very protective, "Don't tell anyone it's here! Don't tell anyone what kind of bird it is!" (all of which we ignore) and then he calls us up a couple of times during the day, ("Is it there?"). If it is, he then brings his birding "clients" over and charges them to look at the bird! I don't mind people stopping to look at the bird, or watch from the bus, but charging them? I find that very weird.

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        02-13-2013, 01:59 PM
    Start charging HIM to come over. Sounds like a greedy creep. The human, not the bird.
        02-13-2013, 02:12 PM
    Did you give them permission to come onto your land? I'd be concerned. Strangers always lead to trouble of some kind.
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        02-13-2013, 02:22 PM
    I would give him the "bird" and tell him to fly south... Or start charging him a commission! LOL!

    If they get a cut from your totally awesome bus, slip and break an ankle, get attacked by said bird and you LET them on your property you are asking for one of those stupid lawsuits.
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        02-13-2013, 04:57 PM
    Sounds crazy. I'd put a stop to that one. Put no trespassing signs up and then call the cops if he comes on your property.
        02-13-2013, 05:03 PM
    Originally Posted by wetrain17    
    Sounds crazy. I'd put a stop to that one. Put no trespassing signs up and then call the cops if he comes on your property.
    Hahah I read this before I saw the following post about the guy and laughed... no trespassing sign for a bird :P man that made my day!
        02-13-2013, 05:08 PM
    Any word on what the species is? Is it making a comeback in your area? That is really neat if it is a long lost species native to your area - I recently went walking down my driveway to my pond and there sits a bald eagle on a dead tree overlooking the water. Found out later from the wildlife dept here that there is a nest barely a mile from me. So you never know!
        02-13-2013, 05:08 PM
    So? What kind of bird is it?

    I'd be worried about liability if someone is making money. And I totally would not be cool with people making money by calling me multiple times and bringing themselves and strangers on my property whenever he feels like it.
        02-13-2013, 05:20 PM
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    Closest thing in my book is a Rusty Blackbird?
    I wouldnt want someone like that hanging around my place either - and certainly not bringing people in to peek
    I suppose you could sell refreshments and charge entry?!!!!
        02-13-2013, 06:06 PM
    People really get wacko about these things - not necessarily in a bad way, but they get so passionate. A few years ago when I was living in Arkansas, there was a semi-confirmed sighting of an Ivory Billed Woodpecker in East Arkansas, and people showed up in the thousands for several years trying to locate a population. It was never officially confirmed, and the bird is still thought to be possibly extinct, but for years the motels and restaurants in the little town did a thriving business...

    Ivory-billed Woodpecker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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