Extreme Birding comes to Oz!

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Subject: Extreme Birding comes to Oz!
From: david taylor <>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 20:03:41 +1100
Yes one can imagine the scenario - the enthusiastic young
international twitcher, bins at the ready watching the five beautiful geese slowly move though his viewfinder south of sydney when suddenly a group of uniformed goose hunters blast across the screen and the
geese implode before his eyes - feathers flying!  Confused but
undaunted he decides to make his way up to Sydney a week or two
later. He's at a local park and decides to check out the local
corvids. He's just checked out the Australia Raven and in his scope
he's got an unusual looking specimen.. He reaches for his Slaters
when suddenly the quiet morning air is interruped by a volley of
machine gun fire as a team of house crow haters blast it to kingdom
come!  He's bemused when they rush in hand slapping and guns raised
in victory salute!  He's just about had enough and decides to fly to
Perth on his way home. He's watching the pretty lorikeets in a tree
and comments to a passing birder what a lovely bird that

Dont disagree with the actions taken by the way, just my bit of humor on it all.

David Taylor

On 19/03/2008, at 7:15 PM, Steve Potter wrote:

As a surfer, I had never really understood golf. I mean where is
the sense
of adventure? Where is the potential danger, where are the life
challenges that gets the adrenalin pumping and so compels you to
devote time
and money to this rather sedate activity?

That was until last year when I visited Jogjakarta, a small town in the
south of the Indonesian Island of Java. Here they have a golf
course on the
slopes of an active Volcano which regularly spews ash and molten
lava down
onto the lush surrounds. Not only can you engage in the pursuit of
pleasure, but also run the risk of getting wiped out by some heinous
volcanic gas cloud! Now that’s Golf! Imagine a tour! Imagine events like
playing a round in the middle of the Kruger Park in South Africa
that you
could potentially get eaten by a Lion etc!

Now this seems to have come to the birding fraternity. Not only can we, at a
moments notice, hop onto a plane/car/boat etc, brave the elements
and Twitch
some exotic species that has arrived on/near our lovely shores. Now we have
the added bonus of the adventure of potentially being shot at by some
contract nutter bird hitman in the process. Cant wait to get to Dee Why next


Steve Potter
Blackwood, South Australia

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