Re: birding-aus Emu wrens, Grasswrens & Twitchathons

To: Chris Tzaros <>, Birding-Aus Mail <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Emu wrens, Grasswrens & Twitchathons
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 18:33:01 +1100
Chris Tzaros wrote:

> Ever thought of passionately
> supporting a football club or other sporting team, rather than continuously
> contesting which team saw the most bird species?  Does it really matter?  I
> am sure you are all great birdo's worthy of recognition, and I would hope
> you are all so conscientious about getting involved in conservation issues
> and preserving birds and their habitats.  I intend not to tread on any toes
> here but have noticed that about 70 % of my birding-aus messages lately are
> about the Twitchathon.

Hi Chris

You're obviously new to this caper.  Birding-Aus often gets stuck on an issue
for a few days - even a couple of weeks - but that usually passes.  They're
called "threads" in Internet jargon.  I can almost guarantee you that the
Twitchathon will be a completely dead issue until about September next year
after this little thread dies down over the next few days.  After all, it is
still less than a week since the actual event took place!  ... and I don't
believe there's any malice in the friendly banter that has been taking place.

Good luck with the mallee malurids!  I'm off to Gunbower Island on Monday -
hope this rain stops soon.

Cheers -- Lawrie

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