bins locked away

Subject: bins locked away
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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 13:12:24 +0000
Someone (I can't recall who and I've deleted the message) asked 
whether international birders travel with their bins locked in their 

Well, as I was departing Bangkok airport recently I blithely did 
exactly that and notched up two lifers from the plane's window as 
we were taxiing down the runway!

Red-wattled Lapwings were in pest proportions just beyond the wing 
tips and Little Ringed Plovers skipped along the tarmac as we 
gathered speed. I still haven't seen LRP - surely among the most 
common of our vagrant waders - in Australia.

Good birding,

You can imagine how frustrating it was being unable to get them in 
the bins!

Good birding,
David Andrew

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