VIC Geelong - Grey Falcon

Subject: VIC Geelong - Grey Falcon
From: (Russell Woodford)
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 00:44:50 +1100
OK Now that I've got your attention, I'd like to point out that this subject 
header is important, and not something trivial I dreamed up to make you read 
this message.  Well, it might be trivial in THIS case, but if there WAS a Grey 
Falcon in Geelong, this would be the best way of announcing it to all our 

Tom Celebrezze has made the very worthwhile suggestion that all reports of 
unusual or interesting sightings carry a Subject header in this format:

STATE - Region - Species

We still have far too many very useful reports that are (a) hard to track down 
in the archive and (b) possibly misleading because they don't announce 
themselves clearly enough in the Subject line.  In Australia we tend to recycle 
placenames, so announcing "Grey Falcon in Newtown" could cause undue excitement 
here in Geelong, if the bird was actually in Newtown, Queensland (where they 
have two of them, in Toowoomba and Ipswich - not sure which has the Falcon).

So it makes sense to announce your local rarity using STATE (Initials are fine) 
Region  - Species.  It would be great if we could get used to a standardised 


Russell Woodford
Birding-Aus List Maintainer

PS If you do happen to see a Grey Falcon anywhere, Sean Dooley would like to 
know about it too...
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