Re: birding-aus Hooded Parrots

To: Muir Environmental <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Hooded Parrots
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 14:22:34 +1000
Muir Environmental wrote:

> The purpose of my earlier email was purely good will - my intention was
> simply to draw readers' awareness to the fact that large plantations of
> this plant do exist in isolated places where we birdos go alone, and that
> the owners often have a high level of vested interest in protecting their
> investment.  I'm told its much more common than the public realises.
> I find it offensive that some readers on birding-aus take a critical stance
> on what was purely intended as a good will passing on of information that
> had been passed on to me.


It seems that this one has managed to offend just about everyone, and
for impuning your altruism I apologise unreservedly.  My point was
simply that I thought people should keep it in perspective, and I
thought the reaction had something of the 'Ray Martin' touch about it
(ie. a beat-up; & that offended me).  The most dangerous animal in the
Australian bush is, contrary to all other reports, Homo sapiens.  Having
said that though, I don't want to see people cowering in their
loungerooms rather than taking to the countryside (with risks assessed &
counted for).

At the risk of turning Birding-Aus into rec.minority.lifestyles - I
think this discussion should end soon (if not right away).


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