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

To: "'Mike Carter'" <>
Subject: Bird Alert - Clearly something is not working....
From: "Steve Potter" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 15:30:20 +0930
Cheers Mike for the info. 

So there is a system of sorts that looks like it will be perfected as time
goes along. Cool.

Its is not so much a tick I am keen for - that is a by-product, but more the
fascination of actually seeing one here in SA!! They look awesome!! And the
fact it was a birding "event" so should be shared with those interested!!

Re: in reference to my Bum. 
Some of us have to work, unlike others on the list whom have done their fair
share for our glorious nation and are now enjoying the fruit of their
labours. My day will come. I the mean time, over the last 8 months, I have
explored most of SA including the Pt. Mac Pelagic and the Strzelecki track. 
2 trips to SE Queensland. 1 to Darwin. 1 to North Sumatra and Singapore. 1
to Thailand, Singapore and Bali. So you could say I have given it a "Crack"
- pun intended.


Steve Potter
Blackwood, South Australia

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Carter  
Sent: Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:05 AM
To: Steve Potter
Cc: ; Bill Ramsay; Sean Dooley
Subject: Bird Alert - Clearly something is not working....

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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