"Birding Aus" <>
Re: Birds on Television
"Ian Clayton" <>
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 23:33:28 +1000
I looked at this from the point of view of a person who might see five
of TV a month. What free time I have is spent well away from the box.
you say Horses For Courses. Its just not something I could fit into my
at this point in time, but will consider it at some future time in my life.
> From: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
> Subject: Re: Birds on Television
> Date: Wednesday, 25 February 1998 21:09
> Why would you consider it not ethical? Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent
> >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
> >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
> >eg. old age. In that case I cant wait to get old and start TV
> >Ian Clayton
> >> From: Trevor Hampel <>
> >> To:
> >> Subject: Birds on Television
> >> Date: Monday, 23 February 1998 19:05
> >> Dear Birders everywhere,
> >> An interesting thought occured to me recently when watching a sporting
> >> event on television (Yes - I know - being out there birding is
> >> lot more interesting).
> >> If I'm watching a LIVE telecast of a sporting event (or any newscast)
> >> anywhere in the world - and a bird is shown on the screen or flies
> >> the line of view of the camera - and I can identify the bird - and
> >> never seen a live member of that species before - can I tick it as a
> >> "lifer"?????
> >> Trevor Hampel
> >> Murray Bridge
> From: Dr Richard Nowotny
> Melbourne, Australia
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