Re: Whoops and Yoshy's Principle

To: "Andrew Stafford" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Whoops and Yoshy's Principle
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 17:43:00 +1000
Peter, Andrew x2 and birding-ausers,
As a National Park Volunteer I drew the attention of those on my guided walk to one of our endemic birds flying straight at us. No sooner had I spoken than I was changing feet! It was a common enough, wide spread species.
One of my guests does the same sort of volunteering in the Jordan Valley and told me of Yoshy's Principle - if the bird is flying towards you, say "Look, this might be a ...," but if it is going away (and unlikely to turn back) you shout " There goes the rare endemic ....!"
He who has never been wrong, has never been anything.
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU