Re: Fw: Twitchathon 98

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Subject: Re: Fw: Twitchathon 98
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 08:55:30 +1100
Susan Myers wrote:
> David Geering wrote:
>  > I understand that the "Best Bird" recorded during the Victorian
> Twitchathon
>  > was Grey-crowned Babbler.  Can anyone, possibly the judges of this
> award,
>  > please explain the basis for this decision.
>  Sure, ultimate power was suddenly bestowed upon us and we excercised our
>  dictatorial rights. No more correspondence shall be entered in to.Besides
>  it's a pretty groovy bird by anyone's standards ;-)

The "best" bird is obviously a subjective choice for the winning team; 
rarities like the Regent Honeyeater are great birds to see, but not
necessarily the best - the best could be that horrid little bird that's
supposed to be "common" but has taken you years to finally track down,
a bird that you expected to see but put on a good show or whatever.

To cater for this difference, perhaps next year's winner should choose
the "best and rarest".

    Paul Taylor                                Veni, vidi, tici -
                          I came, I saw, I ticked.

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