Crocodile Dundee: Call THAT a Me Too?!
That’s not a Me Too. THIS is a Me Too – “I went there with Cynthia on Saturday
afternoon and we saw it too. What a great bird!”
From: Anthony Overs
Sent: Friday, 10 July 2009 12:21 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] On reporting observations
I would like to second the
sentiments below from Matthew's email.
Recently, a couple of people told me that they are reluctant to report their
observations on the chatline through fear of being ridiculed, patronised or
I would encourage everyone to report anything that they would like to share,
regardless of how common or uncommon the bird/behaviour is. If you think it's
interesting, then share it! If you've got a question, then ask!!
Of course, I'd also encourage people to consider writing up their more
interesting observations for inclusion in Canberra Bird Notes.
Finally, I put
forward the sentiment that encouraging posting of observations is more valuable
to the group than the opposite, which could result in missing out on knowing
what is being seen, especially if it is an influx - and a reminder that all
such observations are ideally followed-up with the completion of an official
COG observation record for the database.