New Year at Townsville

Subject: New Year at Townsville
From: Alexandra Appleman <>
Date: Mon, 04 Jan 1999 12:49:16 +1000
Somewhat embarrassed to discover that Ian Clayton's email on the 107
species seen on New Year's day had been sent privately and not to the list;
so I apologise to him in advance.  Incidentally, on 2 January Ian, Marleen
Acton and I found a shearwater at the Townsville Port, which we believe to
be a Short-tailed Shearwater.  Had the camera with me so hope the slides
will confirm this.

Re: David Attenborough's Life of Birds; a week ago I was stopped in the
street by a couple of non-birders who asked: "Did you see that segment on
TV last night?"  I doubt that they realised the program was part of a
series, or that David Attenborough was the presenter, but the program
caught their imagination and they wanted to share it with someone they knew
to be a birder. Their interest was mainly in the amazing photography rather
than birds going about their business, and I am hoping the final program
will reveal some of the secrets behind the amazing shots. 

I think wildlife programs on TV have a general rather than limited appeal,
possibly equalling that of sport and 'lifestyle' programs, otherwise the
producers wouldn't keep churning them out!


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