FW: Birds on Golf Courses

Subject: FW: Birds on Golf Courses
From: "Jo Wieneke" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 97 12:21:11 UT

From:   Rohan H. Wickramasinghe
Sent:   Tuesday, June 10, 1997 4:24 AM
To:     Jo Wieneke
Subject:        Re: Birds on Golf Courses
Hi Jo,

I had just "unsubscribed" temporarily from birding-aus and sabirdnet
when your above post arrived.

I thought you and the other netters may be interested in the
following extracts from " Handbook for the Ceylon Traveller " (1983)
pages 257/258:
 " There are two 18-hole golf courses, the Royal Colombo Golf Club
 ........ and the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, 6190 feet above sea level.
 (The latter) has been recognised as one of the best 18-hole courses
 in the world with fir trees lining the fairways and a gurgling trout
 stream running through it. ...........
 (The former) is a course where the unexpected could always happen,
 like a crow snatching the white ball. This could well be the reason
 for the motto of the Club ' as the crow flies ' with the figurehead
 of a crow with a golf ball in his beak. "

I would be very grateful if you would be kind enough to forward
this to birding-aus for those who may be interested.



Rohan H. Wickramasinghe,
Institute for Tropical Environmental Studies,
41 Flower Road,
Colombo 7,
Sri Lanka

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