birding from a chair

Subject: birding from a chair
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 09:49:17 +1000
I think Roy Wheeler's efforts from the chair have been mythologised somewhat!  
I've certainly been 
on trips where I saw more from roaming around than Roy did from sitting.  I can 
recall one 
occasion on Mud Islands where he put his chair in the middle of a group of 
nesting Caspian Terns, 
and when asked about the terns said "Caspian Terns?  Haven't got them on the 
list yet ...".

I don't think it's time yet to hang up the boots in favour of a chair - not for 
all occasions 
anyhow.  Diversity of effort is the key - not just one or other technique!


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