Re Robins plus

To: Carol Probets <>
Subject: Re Robins plus
From: Andy Burton <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 13:59:18 +1000

Well put.


While not wanting to carry on a topic that most people are probably sick
of, and certainly not wanting to add to a flame war, I do feel that adding
basic location info is important enough to warrant a bit more defending

For me, it's not necessarily a matter of needing the info in order to jump
into the car and go see the bird. I enjoy reading what people are seeing
and that information becomes all the more meaningful by having a mental
picture of where it is happening. To me it matters very much whether it's
Cairns, Coonamble or Cooper's Creek. It's all part of building up an
understanding of Australian birds and what they are doing where, which in
turn helps me to understand the birds I see around me.

 >I don't know why it's so important to put states into every report
anyway.  If someone sees a nice bird in Cairns, am I going to be able
 >to see it?  Not likely!  So it doesn't matter if it's in Cairns,

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