Counting C Myna in GBS

To: Chris Davey <>, 'Sue Lashko' <>, 'Paul Fennell' <>, 'canberrabirds chatline' <>
Subject: Counting C Myna in GBS
From: Bob Rusk <>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 14:29:33 -0700 (PDT)
What happens if the bird never actually had time to use the garden but only died there ? and then where the gardens only use was to bury it there?. Its a tricky one to answer so over to you Philip.

From: Chris Davey <>
To: 'Sue Lashko' <>; 'Paul Fennell' <>; 'canberrabirds chatline' <>
Sent: Sunday, 2 June 2013 2:20 AM
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Counting C Myna in GBS

The count is about the birds that use your garden.  Birds can use a garden in all sorts of ways. If it happens to use it to die then it still gets counted.
From: Sue Lashko [
Sent: Sunday, 2 June 2013 9:55 AM
To: Paul Fennell; canberrabirds chatline
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Counting C Myna in GBS
It was alive and in the GBS when trapped - no different from you seeing a bird in the GBS and then the cat eating it!
On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Paul Fennell <> wrote:
Hi everyone
To me, this is akin to Schrödinger’s cat, but with a practical aspect.
I one traps a Myna bird and disposes of it.  Does it appear on the GBS Chart as a one or a zero?
Paul Fennell
Editor Annual Bird Report
COG Databases Manager
026254 1804

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