Gary kindly sent me more precise details, and I am hoping to get out there
with my wife, kids and Dad.
I appreciate it Gary.
I think the chilling effect that the much feared egg collectors (sound a bit
like the bogey man to me) have on legitimte birders looking for information
to plan trips around probably does more harm than any actual collections! My
guess would be that photographers are far more likely to disturb breeding
than poachers. I've never seen or even heard of a poacher, but I've seen
many photographers flush birds, approach nests closely and use playback
around nesting sites. Many of those photographers are "in the club" and
people who would probably have sensitive information shared with them
without hesitation. As most of you know, I am also a fairly keen bird
photographer, so I'm not slinging mud.
For reasonably well known sites like the one mentioned here, I'd assume any
serious hunters already know about it and, to be honest, the very cliquey
approach to only sharing information about rare sightings with "those in the
know" is one of the less attractive aspects of birding.
On 25 September 2010 08:47, Carl Clifford <> wrote:
> Hear , Hear Simon,
> If people want to do something useful when they come across a nest, is make
> a report to B-A's nest recording program. The next best thing is to keep
> shtum and hope that the nesting pair raise their brood successfully and
> without harassment.
> Carl Clifford
> On 25/09/2010, at 7:37 AM, Simon and Alex Starr wrote:
> I'm surprised to see this posting with details of a nest location ( yet
> another one ).
> Up until know I think we all new they were nesting up there, but the www
> did not have details, as it shouldn't. If you want to know where a
> sensitive nest site is, you make contact with an individual, and if they
> trust you and want to share then they will.
> I know this subject has been gone over again and again.
> Russell, can this posting be removed before an egg collector reads it (
> they probably already have), or once it is out there is it just too late ?
> And PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE everyone,don't put nest locations online.
> Simon Starr.
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