Grey-headed Lapwing!

Subject: Grey-headed Lapwing!
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 12:48:44 +1000
For goodness sake Philip, please show people some courtesy and respect. If you really need to make such gratuitous comments, please do so off line. I am not doing so now, but only because I hope thus to head off the burst of unpleasantness that your comments could easily provoke. I'm sure you don't mean to be offensive, but it's sometimes hard for people who don't know you to realise that. I would be very depressed if this excellent line were to go the way of birding-aus, with its aggression and personal assaults.

The way to avoid that is, as I say, via courtesy and respect, while healthily disagreeing as much as we like. The point of posting to this line is to communicate - Frank, Terry and Shaun were not at any risk of being misunderstood as to which bird they meant. Given that, a slip of the finger - which I'm sure most of us didn't even notice in the context of their interesting contributions - is a trivium best ignored.

Not for the first time I'm probably sounding like my mum, but that's not such a bad thing in my opinion.

best wishes and happy birding all!


Ian Fraser,  
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