Finch Central

To: "'Phillip Malin'" <>, "'Canberrabirds'" <>
Subject: Finch Central
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 19:47:34 +1000

Perhaps.  Are the remoter corners of the COG website any more likely to be consulted than the archive?  Basic and repeated  questions to the whole readership can be irritating.  In many years on this chatline the number of follow-up questions directed to me  by information-seeking ‘newcomers’ can be counted on fingers and toes.


Martin  -    a temperate, moderate and informative response!  Do not be provoked.


From: Phillip Malin [
Sent: Monday, 3 August 2009 7:01 PM
To: Canberrabirds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Finch Central


Perhaps putting the map on the COG website, along with others mentioned recently (i.e. Norgrove Park), may alleviate the need to extend this kind of warm welcome that is synonymous with internet forums/chatlines these days (esp for newcomers).




Phil Malin







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Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 8:01 PM

Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Finch Central



See attachment which - in various forms -  has been widely used on this chatline. 

As a general point, and at the risk of repeating the words of others, to save time in the future it may be useful for newer members of the list to search the archive for information about a term which appears to be in general use amongst the longer standing members of the group.


On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Rob Geraghty <> wrote:

--- On Sun, 8/2/09, Barbara Allan <> wrote:
> Had a cold walk around “Finch Central” this
> morning and as well as seeing lowish numbers of the usuals,
> I was surprised by five Brown Quail and three Common
> Bronzewing. Have others recorded these species there before?

Pardon my ignorance but where is "finch central"?



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