Re: introduced bird(er)s

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Subject: Re: introduced bird(er)s
From: (David Torr)
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 08:22:33 +1000
     Since I posted the first mail that used the dreaded word "Pom", can I 
     put a personal perspective - growing up in England I always had some 
     interest in birds, but was never a "birder". When I first came to 
     Australia I was amazed at the birdlife - all these parrots flying 
     around my house in outer Melbourne. Previously I had thought of 
     parrots as an exotic bird of tropical jungles, yet here they were in 
     far from tropical Melbourne. I guess this stimulated my interest and 
     made me start birding.
     Maybe if you grow up with this fantastic bird life you get used to it 
     and are less likely to be a keen birder than someone coming in from 
     outside who sees it as all new???

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Subject: introduced bird(er)s
Author:  "Jo Wieneke" <> at ~pau-smtp
Date:    17/3/98 20:13

Without all the imports, Poms, Kiwis, Yanks, Rhodesian b.....ds etc, where 
would Australian birding be today?  In any gathering of birders, native born 
ones often seem to be in the minority. This also seems to be the case with 
birding-aus subscribers.  Why are they such a rare sighting?
Jo Wieneke

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