Re: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Un-named Observers/Lysterfield Lake

Subject: Re: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Un-named Observers/Lysterfield Lake
From: "Tim Bawden" <>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 23:04:36 +0000
I have been on this mailing list for a number of years now and only use this 
email address for birding-aus and talking to a few friends. I have rarely, if 
ever received a spam email to this account and take no special prevention 
measures on this account. Other equivalent accounts which I subscribe to other 
things are not nearly so fortunate... so i really dont think birding-aus 
archives are a source of spam at this moment in time...

To bring this back on topic... Lysterfield Lake Park, SE of Melbourne is well 
worth a visit at the moment. Tramped around there in very soggy conditions on 
Saturday and saw around 50 species without trying too hard. Golden and Rufous 
Whistlers are everywhere and in full voice... which makes it a plesant walk. On 
the lake itself saw 3 Blue-billed ducks with very bright bills, a single male 
musk duck motoring along and around a dozen great crested grebes. Other 
highlights amongst bush birds were a number of Orioles heard and one seen, 
Sacred Kingfisher, Fan-tailed cuckoos and a number of species feeding young, 
including Spinebills, W-T treecreepers and various other honeyeaters.


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Taylor <>
To: birding aus <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:49:59 +1100
Subject: Un-named Observers

I'll try to implement whatever protection Russell chooses for the archive.

My personal view is that the archive should remain public.  I believe
there is very little bird-related content that is appropriate to send
by e-mail to birding-aus subscribers but not make publically available
in the archives on the web.  And I think a publically available archive
is useful, e.g. for birders visiting from overseas, for people working
on conservation and for researchers.

I'm happy to delete from the archive any message at the request of the
sender and several people have done this after inadvertently including
personal details.  I'm also happy to delete a message for someone who
believes it defames them and there have been some unfortunate incidents in
the past.  I would, of course, delete a message if I'm told its likely to
bring harm to birds.  I haven't been asked to do this which I guess means
for the most part people refrained from e-mailing such information
to birding-aus.

The archive shouldn't be a source of spam.  E-mail addresses in the
birding-aus archive are slightly camouflaged.  Stronger counter-measures
could be used but I haven't received any spam to a test address inserted
in the archive so it seems sufficient.  Your e-mail address might have
been harvested from the archive before I implemented this early this
year - sorry.

But I'm happy for Russell to decide what is the best form for the archive.

Andrew Taylor
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The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU