Re: Birds on Television

To: "ozbird" <>
Subject: Re: Birds on Television
From: "Susan Myers" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 21:28:11 +1100

> Trevor 
> I recall a pommy TV program on twitchers a few years ago, there was one
> bloke who did all his birding on TV.   He used a video recorder to record
> different programs so he could look at them almost frame by frame in his
> own time.
> I dont think this is quite ethical for someone who is capable of getting
> around, but its a great idea for someone who is incapacitated in some way
> eg. old age.   In that case I cant wait to get old and start TV

The best thing about this bloke is that he actually found a new species! If
I remember rightly, he was watching a doco on Africa, tried to ID a bird he
saw, when he couldn't find it in his field guide he gave the local museum a
bell. On showing the video to the museum ornithologist he was informed that
it was a previously undescribed species. Priceless! (if it's true;-)
The moral of the story is that if TV twitching can get a result like that,
well, I'm not going to try telling him his methods are unethical........

Susan Myers
phone: +61 3 9819 2539
Email:Susan Myers 

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