Bird hides

To: "Michael Todd" <>
Subject: Bird hides
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 00:23:02 +0930
Michelle Todd wrote:
> Too often no-one seems to have taken into account that you need to be
> visually removed from the birds on the way to the hide. The one at Gum
> Swamp near Forbes is a classic example of a terribly designed hide. I
> suspect that half the time they are designed and built by non-birdwatchers
> for birdwatchers.
********  Yeah right, and most of them have the viewing slots either too
high or built for Japanese so you have to crouch like a crab to see through
( try the one at Alice Springs). And often the benches are either too high
or too low or too far away from the arm rests, and often they somehow design
the whole mess so that it's impossible to use a scope through the slot. And
the one at
Marlgu Billabong has actually got a floor made of expanded metal which
lets your tripod feet drop through the holes, bloody stupid.  It must have
been designed by some aquaphobic woodentop with size 12  feet.

Grouch grouch.  T.

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