Bird Alert - Clearly something is not working....

To: "Steve Potter" <>
Subject: Bird Alert - Clearly something is not working....
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:35:07 +1000
This whole string started with Steve Potter's query below.
Well yes Steve, someone did know something - me for one. But by the time we knew it was too late for any useful twitcher news so it wasn't broadcast! Those that record such incidents have already archived the events. I know that there have been at least 3 juvenile Fiordland Penguins beachwashed in recent weeks. All were immediately taken into care so not tickable. Firstly on 9 July, one came ashore at White Beach near Nubeena on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania. On 16 July, one was ashore at Victor Harbour, South Australia. It died on 20 July. Another landed on the same beach on 20 July and died that day. At about that time on the Coorong I think, a farmers dog brought in a dead Penguin, presumably not a Little. He advised authorities but not until after he had burnt it! Ken Simpson is interested in this cluster of incidents and implores birders to walk beaches in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia, to collect all dead Penguins other than Little and deposit them in your local museum. So get off your bums, go out and find something yourselves, instead of bemoaning an information deficit.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

On 26/07/2010, at 8:27 AM, Steve Potter wrote:

With all the latest in technology - Mobile phones, Birding-Aus, Bird-O,
Eremaea, Birdpedia, etc
Why is it, I find out that 3 Fiordland Penguins have turned up in my back
yard (and only after they have died) by the Channel 10 news??????
Obviously someone knew something????

Steve Potter
m: 0407 398 234


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