Ah, the little-understood economics of the tick. Some
people do not know value when they see it. It has been calculated that,
with the cost of fuel, accommodation and binoculars insurance, after the first
350 (more accessible) species each further Australian species costs an average
of $A327 per tick. And they call it an inexpensive hobby ...
From: martin butterfield
Sent: Saturday, 8 March 2008 6:05 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] The privatisation of the wetlands
Are you open to negotiation? The specimen shown has
been ticked so is really only worth a fiver (although a Wednesday Walk may
manage to cooperatively scape up $10) and anything in a cage is beneath contempt.
A guaranteed Pied Butcherbird in the ACT (and I am almost at
the point of not being too sniffy in the matter of cages for that species)
would be worth about $7.85 if only to save the petrol of continuing to dip on
them at various spots. Possibly Mr Antram and My Fraser may also wish to
contrbute to that one.
Needless to say these are personal opinions and do not
commit the CPA to any funding proposals.
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 1:59 PM, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote: