Bimblebox finches

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Subject: Bimblebox finches
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 07:53:17 +1000

Have the Bimblebox finches been banded?  It sounds like a variation of the
"captive bred" Peregrine Falcon conspiracy theory in pigeon fancier circles.

Most likely, though, it's Clive Palmer spreading rumours via the usual channels to discredit his opponents; I'm surprised that the CIA didn't rate a mention.

On 3/05/2012 8:43 PM, Ian May wrote:
Heard late one night recently during a talkback session on a fading mainland radio station (I think 7CC?), a caller talking about opposition to coal seem gas extraction. He stated "it was well known that activists were responsible for releasing captive bred Black-throated Finches into the wild at Brimblebox, to reinforce arguments for protection". Has anyone on the list heard details and is there any truth to this?


St Helens, Tasmania


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