I'm just wondering.
By that do you (Barbara) mean that Paul's output
includes observations that have not been presented to the Rarities Panel for endorsement (as well as those
that have) and that this possibility (if it is what you mean) is depressing.
Or, and I suspect this is the
point Barbara was making: Do you mean that Paul's output
contains only observations that have been presented to the Rarities Panel for endorsement (and accepted) and
that you suspect there are more potential ones out there that have been
allegedly observed and talked about and not presented to the Rarities Panel and
so are not on that list when they should be and are not because of
In other words are there more
potential records out there than what shows on Paul's outputs?
I suggest the species is SO
distinctive and unmistakable that leads to two thoughts. If someone has seen it,
it is so easy to describe that it can hardly be a difficult task to write it up.
Also given that it is so, I wonder why it should need to be endorsed at all,
surely having it on the record is enough.
Then again I have never seen them
anywhere near Canberra, my closest is Ulladulla and Warrumbungles but that is
just my luck so far.