Ultimate Ticks

To: "Penny Brockman" <>
Subject: Ultimate Ticks
From: "Tom Tarrant" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 18:08:09 +1000
Hi Penny,

No point in arranging a trip to Mai Pao at the's been closed, I think the reason is pretty obvious.


On 2/27/06, Penny Brockman <> wrote:
Dear Eddie
Maybe it was the silver spoon they fed you with.
When I was a very new "serious" bird watcher in Australia I went on a
club trip to Hong Kong and we had several visits to Mai Po Marshes, the
big wetlands reserve in the then New Territories.  Out on the mud flats
our first visit, we saw one Spoonbilled Sandpiper. I was impressed but
not as impressed as I've since become, finding out how rare they are and
also that it wasn't seen again and therefore missed by the avalanche of
bird watchers that descended on Mai Po the following week for the Great
Bird Week twitch. You'd better head to Mai Po at a suitable time of year
and perhaps it will be there! Like all bird hunts, however, there is
never a guarantee, but that's what keeps us trying.

>Hello all,
>Since I was a kid I have always dreamed of seeing a Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
>The funny thing is that I can't remember for the life of me why I am so hung
>up about this species.

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Tom & Marie Tarrant
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