FW: [canberrabirds] off topic - view of Macquarie Island Base

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] off topic - view of Macquarie Island Base
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:34:43 +0000

Gee, it gets pretty dark at night down there too.  And note the below.  If this fine shag were placed in Phalacrocorax, as some would prefer, it would be known as a cormorant under the 1978 principles (by Australians, but not by NZers).







From: Martin Butterfield <>
Sent: Friday, 12 October 2018 9:03 AM
To: Sue Lashko <>
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Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] off topic - view of Macquarie Island Base


Thanks Sue, the timelapse movie was particularly interesting!


For coverage of really non-benign weather (among many other reasons) I recommend reading "The Worst Journey in the World" by Cherry Apsley Gillard.  This is the story, by a member of the expedition, of Scott's expedition to the Antarctic.  Some of the temperatures he records are below -60C, with howling gales.  There can be no argument with the title of the book, which is available in the ACT Library system.




On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 at 20:56, Sue Lashko <> wrote:

and this shows you what is like when the weather is not so benign.  Note the temp and wind speed in the bottom corners of the screen.



On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 at 17:15, Con Boekel <> wrote:

The link has no visible birds in it but for those who might be curious
about what the base looks like and a sweeping tour of the Island, this
is fairly special.

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