Fw: Cannon Netting

To: "birding aus" <>
Subject: Fw: Cannon Netting
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 14:29:40 +1000
Hi All,
I just sent this message privately to Kym Bennet, not to BA. Surprise, surprise, it bounced! So I will send it to all of you. Sorry folks, yet some more on this old subject.
-----Original Message-----
From: Philip A. Veerman <>
To: Kym Bennet <>
Date: Wednesday, 7 March 2001 14:17
Subject: Cannon Netting

Sorry Kym,
The following comment from you is nonsense, even though well intentioned. I have never been involved in cannon netting. Sure, less intrusive field studies are very valuable. I participated in wader surveys for many years. On current resources, information available from banding large numbers of birds (and cannon netting is just a method) contributes vastly more than I and hordes of other bird watchers or any of those methods you mention (which also have their problems) ever could achieve. All the results go towards the birds' welfare.
Kym wrote,
"We have obtained sufficient knowledge now to allow the phasing out of this process in favor of more passive field observing techniques to further expand the information base.  With the use of advanced technology in video, photography, optics, infrared, night vision, radar, sound recording and other techniques combined with mobility options that were never previously feasible, we should be able to obtain results which are adequate for most study purposes.

Kym Bennet
Carnegie, Victoria"

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