I think that you have unfairly criticised the original writer of the message
below - and shown your ignorance of South Australian geography (and
Australian history - Encounter Bay is where Matthew Flinders met the French
explorer Nicolas Baudin) .
Alwyn could not have been any more specific, except to add that Victor
Harbor is about an hour's drive - 84km - south of Adelaide - that's in South
Australia by the way. What next? Should we give longitude and latitude with
every email to birding-aus?
Trevor, I suggest the purchase of a school atlas to help you find places as
significant as Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula and Encounter Bay.
The point Trevor is trying to make, however, is very valid. PLEASE everyone,
give details of your sightings with references to and approximate distances
from, large centres of population (Victor Harbor IS a large town by the way)
AND the state.
Murray Bridge (78 km SE of ADELAIDE)
From: Trevor Quested <>
Date: Saturday, 27 March 1999 6:59
Subject: Re: birding-aus RKI Pacific Gulls
>>On my frequent Atlassing surveys of the Encounter Bay foreshore about 3-4
>>kilometres South of the CBD of Victor Harbor township (Southern Coast of
>>Fleurieu Peninsula) I almost always on each survey see a pair (not
>>a bird of each gender) of Pacific Gulls. Sometimes, but more rarely there
>>be three birds.
>This report is so typical of so many on our list. Where the hell is it.
>you are on the Internet you are talking to the world. Please tell us where
>you are talking about and where you are from. Every time please.
>Trevor & Annie Quested
>Phone +61 2 9955 6266
>Fax + 61 2 9959 4005
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