not getting lost in the scrub

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Subject: not getting lost in the scrub
From: Vicki Powys <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 13:35:56 +1000

>> Vicki wrote:
>>>> I did once think of inventing a
>>>> remote-operated gadget that would automatically beep the car horn from,
> say,
>>>> within half to 1 km distant (any good gadget-inventors out there?)

 Trevor Hampel at  wrote:

> No need to invent something. Just take along a non-birder, give them a good
> book, magazine etc and leave them in the car (or maybe a set of CDs or tapes
> to play). Give them an ETA and ask them to beep the horn every 5 or 10
> minutes until you return. It's very effective.

Sorry Trevor, that's not much help if my intended purpose is to record
birdsong!!  It would be a dead set certainty that the horn would beep right
in the middle of a never-before-recorded song sequence that I'd waited most
of the day to obtain.  

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