The Western Tanager continues to be seen in the area off Gillespie Crescent
as outlined previously. However, after hearing from the community that they
are getting frustrated with people looking towards their homes, we have
come up with a new plan for managing people around the site. Here is the
plan going forward along with a request for help.
Yellow tape and signs have been put up requesting that people not
approach the feeders near the homes.
New feeders have been erected about 30m north of the ‘sunshine
feeder’ where people had been focussing their attention.
Here is what we would like from you:
Be mindful of the impact that optics have in the eyes of folks
unfamiliar with binoculars and cameras when they are pointed in their
direction. Please do not bird within sight of people’s homes, and
encourage others to do the same.
Please add to the feeder array. We would like to have a table feeder
like the one on Hilda Road if anyone has the skills to make one. We would
love to have people bring food for the bird, including mixed seed with a
lot of white millet in it, fruit, suet rendered with mealworms in it.
If someone is willing to bring a metal garbage can that we can put
donated bird seed in that would be awesome.
If you have time to volunteer, we need ambassadors on sight the next
2 or 3 days to help inform people of the changes and get them used to the
new plan. Please dm, message or email Jeff Skevington or Aaron Hywarren if
you want to volunteer.
Jeff Skevington, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-327-2862 (President, Ontario
Field Ornithologists (OFO))
Aaron Hywarren Aaron.Hywarren@sympatico.ca 613 263 8795 (volunteer
ambassador for OFO)
Jeff Skevington, he/him