Mystery Bird No2 revelation apology

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Subject: Mystery Bird No2 revelation apology
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 06:48:27 -0800
Hello All,

In my posting revealing the identification of my Mystery Bird No 2, I made a
statement which was inappropriate and in fact erroneous.

I said: "Linda Cross (cautiously?) suggested Sharp-tailed while pointing out
another feature of that species: the rufous cap which can just be made out
in the photo."

Linda did not imagine the rufous crown; she did, in fact note it from the photo
and also pointed out that "The creamy edges to each of the feathers also
helps to pick it."

I had studied the original slide looking for a rufous crown but was wondering if
I was
just imagining that I could see it.
In trying to be a bit 'journalsitic' I chose a poor turn of phrase which could
easily be interpreted to mean that Linda might have only imagined it as well.

I am sorry if I conveyed that impression.

I value Linda's expertise, especially in the area of wader identification.
Her contribution to wader studies is well known and respected.

Bob Inglis
Woody point SEQld, Australia.
27 deg 15min S; 153 deg 5 min E

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