birding-aus Protocol

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Subject: birding-aus Protocol
From: "Glenn Holmes" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 22:12:05 +1000
Hey, hey, my, my, how the feathers fly.
It is disappointing to me also that birding-aus is losing its point.  The volume of postings has become unwieldy through the lack of restraint by a small number of birders.  In particular, it means that you must unsubscribe when travelling for even a few days, or else return to find a crowded mailbox.
Correspondingly, I probably often miss a few gems among the overburden.  At the risk of being a wet blanket, I implore anyone posting more than twice a week regularly to find more appropriate outlets.  Please form your own mailing lists of 10 or 20 for topics not related directly to birding.
Let's focus on the fact that birding in its strictest sense is primarily about finding birds.  Accordingly, birding-aus seems a misnomer to me unless it applies principally to finding birds in Australia, or overseas with an Australian perspective.
Birding tip for the week: Having just returned from Musgrave, Iron Range and Lakefield, I can report that roads up Cape York Peninsula are starting to get tricky after heavy storms.  Any plans to go there should be made cautiously.
Glenn Holmes

PO Box 1246 Atherton
Qld 4883
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