I agree with you.
Count the birds that you find, DON'T attempt to call anything in.
On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 6:25 PM, Charlotte Bill <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Our second-ever East Franklin County CBC is coming up this Saturday,
> January 4.
> Last year, we used a tape and added a responding Barred Owl to our count.
> I am very ambivalent about playing a tape this year. The ice storm left
> between 0.75 and 1 inch of ice on everything here (and left Hal and me
> without power for more than four days).
> I am thinking that owls in our area are already stressed and we should not
> be playing tapes this year simply to add them to the CBC count.
> I would truly appreciate discussion of/response to this issue on and/or
> off list.
> Thank you,
> Charlotte Bill
> Enosburgh, VT