John Young's Night Parrot talk in Melbourne- advertisement

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Subject: John Young's Night Parrot talk in Melbourne- advertisement
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:32:49 +1100
If the alleged comment about bush burning to help see the bird was given at
one of these city lectures, I would take that as strongly suggestive
evidence that it was an off the cuff remark or a joke or playing devil's
advocate and nowhere near deserving of the level of angst it has caused.
Mainly because in that situation it bears no actual or possible
consequences, it is just a question. In contrast if that comment was made by
someone who was present on site where the Night Parrots are, as a direct
proposal to help see the bird, then it probably is deserving of the
attention it has received.


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Tony Russell
Sent: Monday, 23 February 2015 1:04 PM
To: 'Christopher Watson'; 
Subject: John Young's Night Parrot talk in Melbourne-

When John gave his talk in Adelaide the room was over full with more than
200 people , some hanging outside the doors. His often humorous presentation
was very well received. I can thoroughly recommend your attendance.


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Christopher Watson
Sent: Monday, 23 February 2015 11:56 AM
Subject: John Young's Night Parrot talk in Melbourne -


G'day all,

It's been good to see the discussion here following Tom Biggs' announcement
of the discovery that a Night Parrot had been killed by a feral cat.

Whether you consider yourself a birder, lister, twitcher, naturalist or
ornithologist, and whatever your position or opinions on conservation,
invasive or endangered species management, or indeed John Young himself, you
owe it to yourself to get the story from the man himself.

He'll be talking at the Deakin Edge auditorium at Federation Square in
Melbourne on Sunday March the 1st. He will be presenting his photos and
video of the bird, and will have time for questions from the audience after
his presentation. If you have a question about the Night Parrot or its
management, this is your chance to put it to John Young in person.

There are still a few seats left but get in quick. Tickets are available at
this website: - and
your tickets will be available for collection from the door from 6pm. Doors
open at 6:45pm for a 7pm start.

See you there!

Chris Watson

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