Fire and Night Parrot assertions

To: Carl Clifford <>
Subject: Fire and Night Parrot assertions
From: Charles <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:13:39 +1100
Carl I think regardless it raises the issue of what extent people go to to see 

I admit I'm guilty to some extent of what some may see as "breaking the rules".

Once seeing the Rufous Scrub bird in Barrington Tops, I walked through their 
habitat to get literally on top of one. The bird was a metre away from me (wish 
I had a Go Pro). Amazing experience but I felt a little guilty.

When I raised this with some birders they all said it was fine to do.

There is no way I would have seen one had I not walked 40 metres across their 

The other was using call back to see a Western Whipbird at Cheynes Beach. 

Charles Hunter
+61 402 907 577

> On 24 Feb 2015, at 11:43 am, Carl Clifford <> wrote:
> Yesterday evening, i received an email from John Young. In this email  Young 
> said that the suggestion by a birder of using fire to flush Night Parrots was 
> done "in jest". A pity that this had not been mentioned in his original email.
> If I offended anyone by my words in this matter, I sincerely apologise. 
> Hopefully this matter can be put to rest.
> Carl Clifford
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