Scarlet Robin Behaviour

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Subject: Scarlet Robin Behaviour
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 18:33:26 +1000
> I recall a few people telling of full-day bashes around in thick
> scrub looking for elusive species that turn up on the car bonnet
> at the end of the day.  So who's law is this???  It's got to have
> a name....

According to this website, it's "Elizabeth's Consideration":

"Elizabeth's Consideration - The bird that you struggle through
 difficult terrain, endure multiple injuries and screw up your
 schedule for, will be waiting for you above your car in the
 parking lot. (Elizabeth Miller?)

 Pamela's Considerate Corollary - When one non-birder stays behind
 in the car while the birders go on an expedition for a target bird,
 the non-birder will report having had wonderful looks at the bird
 when everyone returns."

   Paul Taylor                           Veni, vidi, tici -
                    I came, I saw, I ticked.

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