Re: Bird banding contributes to Little Tern carnage

To: Andrew Taylor <>, <>
Subject: Re: Bird banding contributes to Little Tern carnage
From: jilldening <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 09:05:00 +1100
Hi All,

What is obvious to me is that, had the Little Terns of an endangered
breeding population not been flagged and banded, I would not have the
evidence I now have to argue for the greater protection of the Caloundra
sandbanks; for now I know that the Little Tern uses the sandbanks during its
annual migration, and we all know what happens when you pull the plug on
habitat needed by migratory birds. Now I have not just a belief, but
absolute evidence, down to the individual bird ID, and can trace the
breeding history of each bird.


Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'  152º 56'
Ph (07) 5494 0994

> From: Andrew Taylor <>
> Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 13:00:58 +1100
> To: 
> Subject: RE: [BIRDING-AUS] Re: Bird banding contributes to Little Tern carnage
> On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Scott O'Keeffe wrote:
>> Quite so....
>> If we wanted to be really silly, we could argue, that on numbers, NOT
>> banding a bird is likely to get it killed in a hail storm.
>> What was it that was obvious again????
> My experience of maths & physics lectures was "it is obvious that ..."
> usually meant the lecturer couldn't work out how to complete this part
> of the proof and, in fact, the claim was far from obvious to everyone
> in the room.  Half the time, the reason was that the claim was untrue.

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