Black Bittern rtraction and abject apology

To: "Alistair McKeough" <>
Subject: Black Bittern rtraction and abject apology
From: "Evan Beaver" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 09:24:57 +1000
I know of someone who on a very early trip to Capertee reported a
juvenille Red-Rumped Parrot as a Ground Parrot. Ahem.

Mistakes are all part of the fun. I'd say a lot of birders got more
involved in birding because of early mistakes. If it was easy it
wouldn't be nearly as worthwhile...


On 8/1/08, Alistair McKeough <> wrote:
> I once called a excitedly called a darter as black bittern, when I was
> birding with Edwin and Ricki.
> I swear it was sitting strangley!
> Don't be ashamed of a mistake mate, we've all made them.
> Alistair
> On 8/1/08, Margaret Cameron <> wrote:
> > don't be embarrrassed Tony everyone makes these mistakes, mine was juv NN
> > Heron called Bittern and with photograph to prove it shown in public - oops!
> >
> > The real mistake is secretly knowing you are wrong and going on relentlessly
> > defending it, you can wreck your reputation for ever!
> >
> > Better luck next time, you have a good bird to look farward to.
> >
> > Margaret
> >
> >
> >
> > Margaret Cameron
> > 2 Cintra Street
> > Eastern Heights, Qld
> > Australia 4305
> > 07 3282 9151
> >

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