Re Marabou Stork and Virtual ticking

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Subject: Re Marabou Stork and Virtual ticking
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 17:15:20 +1000
I suppose if you were unfortunate enough to be housebound it would make an intriguing hobby. One trick I can see is that if you have a VCR you can be continuously taping the programs you're watching so if a bird flashes by you can stop and rewind and use freeze frame view. (We have a VCR which records at half speed so the tape lasts twice as long, even handier for the disabled).

Another hobby is listening for out-of-place bird song in films &c, like all the Kookaburra calls in the supposed African jungle in 1940s Tarzan movies....

John L

On 6/1/05, Duncan Fraser <> wrote:
Saw on television a few years ago an article on a class of birders,
(including physically disabled)  whose lists consist entirely of birds
ticked while watching TV shows. Doesn't matter what sort of show, the
races or anything, from any country, any program where a bird might fly
fleetingly  in front of the camera. Seems to me to be an extremely
challenging form of birding. Duncan Fraser.
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