Arthur & Denise Carew <>
Yellow Bittern Hysteria
Denise Goodfellow <>
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:12:42 +0930
Here’s a quote from a US couple I interviewed for my PhD
Australian rules are perhaps a bit dodgy at times (Dr. Stellar).
Ms Stellar explained:
When I was first learning to bird we were being very careful looking at this
little wren hidden deep in a bush and this Australian guy came along ... he
just ... flushed it out so he could get a look at it. And that was (when)
America discovered Australian Rules football which is, of course, even rougher
than our football. So that became Australian Rules birding which is a little
rougher than what we would do.
Many other respondents complained both about other birders and photographers
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
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On 12 Jul 2014, at 2:33 pm, Arthur & Denise Carew <> wrote:
> It appears that bird photographers seem to cop the blame too often for the
> moving on of rarities. As a photographer, I have, on many occasions requested
> that non photographic observers not get too close to a bird (or any other
> animal/reptile etc) so that all who are there can enjoy the sighting. We
> should all remember that there are people of all persuasions that don’t
> follow the tenets of ethical birding.
> Arthur Carew
> Clematis, Victoria.
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