Mobile Phones

Subject: Mobile Phones
From: "Dean Portelli" <>
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 03:55:23 +1000
Hi All,

In travelling about following that ever elusive little duck from the northern countries (i.e. Northern Shoveller) it was really interesting to see so many other birders out doing the same. We thought that if we worked together we could narrow down the searching and locate the bird, well it didn't work but it did raise a new tool if you will. Since many of us now have mobile phones and SMS is relatively cheap we all exchanged phone numbers with the mutual promise to inform each other if the beast had been spotted. I wonder if when another rarity turns up people could post their mobile numbers on birding-aus to join the SMS-list while out searching. Many eyes make it much easier to find those frequent flying birds - maybe less of them will get away!! You may be concerned about posting your number but only the most determined prank callers would be a nuisance as calls to mobiles don't come cheap (unless your rich! I ain't!!).

Cheers, Dean

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