Is there some paranoia out
there? Sorry to spoil the surprise but apparently my emails
are bouncing because of a problem with my server account where at present
i can send but not recieve!
If you wish to contact me urgently
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Fw: Cannon Netting
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 14:29:40 +1000
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
To: "birding aus" <>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
From: Philip A. Veerman <>
To: Kym Bennet <>
Date: Wednesday, 7 March 2001
Subject: Cannon Netting
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.
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