Vehicle security

To: 'Terry Bell' <>, 'chatline canberrabirds' <>
Subject: Vehicle security
From: Don Fletcher <>
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:26:04 +0000
One person thought the perpetrators were riding bicycles and wearing
hoodies, making them hard to identify from security cameras.  Security
cameras mostly look down (the wrong way to see inside a hood) have a wide
view, and many are not good enough quality to image a hooded face on a
sunny day.

The technical challenge with getting recognisable photos of faces of
hooded bike riders is comparable to some bird photography. COG has many
people with extraordinary photographic skill, and experience photographing
wild animals without being detected .....

Don Fletcher
0428 48 9990

-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Bell 
Sent: Sunday, 25 February 2018 9:54 PM
To: chatline canberrabirds <>
Subject: Vehicle security

Now that this ultra important issue has arrived in the public arena I wish
to put forward my views as a rank and file COG member.

There is no other issue of such vital urgency that demands the attention
of the elected COG executive which has always been recognised as a
powerful lobby group within the framework of the ACT Government.

The current situation where many of our plus 400  members and birdwatchers
with expensive equipment are too frightened to park their cars at our
favourite sites  cannot be allowed to continue.

Surely, the misguided and ludicrous idea recently promoted by someone ,
who should remain nameless, that individual members should enter into
dialogue with the ACT Government is an extreme minority expression that
should be ignored.

Sent from my iPad

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