The depths some twitchers will go to tick the Night Parrot

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Subject: The depths some twitchers will go to tick the Night Parrot
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:54:02 +1100
I have just received this email from John Young, part of which I find very 
disturbing. How someone who purports to be a birdwatcher could suggest setting 
fire to a fragile environment as spinifex country, just so he could tick the 
Night Parrot is quite unfathomable. Utter contempt is not adequate enough to 
describe my feelings towards this person. Unfortunately, if I were to use the 
phraseology I would like to, I would likely be kicked off BA for life. Suffice 
to say, they would be a suitable candidate for retrospective sterilisation. 
Enough of my raging, here is John Youngs email:

Hi Carl,
I could not resist complimenting you on your quote about governments “Cloud 
Cuckoo Land” how good and factual is that.
Personally I think they are a baby kissing, weak hand shaking waste of space – 
hence my stand to avoid them at all costs.
The scary part was I recently had an individual wanting to see the bird for his 
list at all costs and cost was the word.
He actually implied that a spinifex fire would force them out the other end so 
people could see them if lit when in position.
If I would have been closer I would have beat the #!%# out of him.
Surely our priceless fauna mean more than just a bloody tick.
Our focus as a serious group of people now should be the killing of this feral 
menace that has the potential in the VERY near future of wiping some of our 
precious fauna off the face of the earth.
A huge thankyou to you and those who are driving this point home..well done.
My turn is coming and I will take no prisoners.
Kind regards
John Young

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