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Scarlet Robin Behaviour
Paul Taylor <>
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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