Friday, March 29, 2013

On Sheri Williamson- Birder

Sheri operates a not for profit birding organization in S.E. Arizona. She just could not hesitate to chime in to the S. Arizona listserv at Some other birders were complaining of my goshawk sightings in Tucson. Sheri said something such as- It is wrong to belittle Mr. Briefer, and it goes against the rules of the listserve, (a non- profit organization.) But, the listserve is not monitored and it should be. I know because I have experience with monitoring birding reports and hot- lines. I would not have allowed goshawks to be reported as from Tucson.
The problem with Sheri Williamson is that she is too "habitat conscious", as are most biologists and ornithologists, but northern goshawks are not habitat conscious. Also, she is too habit conscious. Meaning-she works in lock step with most ornithologists, biologists , and raptor biologists.
Sheri Williamson cannot stand for controversy. She is probably an ultra- left winger. The best way to deal with controversy is to shut- up the reporter- the favorite tactic of the lefties.
So it's on you, Sheri.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Male goshawk

9 March   3 P.M.  Anacortes
1 male NG circling and flapping at about 200 feet elevation. Bright sun. The hawk was naked eye at about 1 mile away.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

goshawk down

7 March  2 P.M.  Mt. Erie School - Anacortes
1 NG ripping through, low over houses. The hawk went to perch. I searched, to try and age or sex the hawk. Overcast and damp, zero wind.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Male NG- Black

4 March  2 P.M.  - Anacortes
1 Male NG- circling and flapping, at about 200 feet elevation. The hawk was possibly 1 mile away, which made it look all black. Observation time about 1 minute. Bright sun- zero wind.