To: birding-aus <"birding-aus">
Subject: Spotlighting
From: Keith and Lindsay Fisher <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 11:56:02 +1000
Hi all
The recent discussion on spotlighting mentions various wattages - a
check with local wildlife authorities would probably find that 30watt is
the maximum permissable. (Queensland Forestry certainly stipulate this
on their permits). I use one of these - Powerbeam brand - and its more
than adequete. Some people use two lights, one a wide beam which is
excellent for picking out the animal and a spotlight to highlight it -
again think of the animals welfare and don't blind it by keeping the
light on for too long. I have also read somewhere that using a red light
doesn't make any difference. Gun shops and sporting goods stores tried
selling me megawatt lamps with 2km beams! I actually found someone using
one of these! just about blew the poor animal out of the tree). I have
found that specialist battery stores are more helpful.
Regards Keith Fisher

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