Fw: Grey-headed Lapwing: How it got there - a SCANDALreport

To: "'Philip Veerman'" <>, "'Birding-aus (E-mail)'" <>
Subject: Fw: Grey-headed Lapwing: How it got there - a SCANDALreport
From: "Bob Cook" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 13:14:39 +1000
Philip at al

This definitely a furphy!!!

I have just spoken to the Hotel & Motels Association of Australia and their
latest newsletter, published last week, definitely has nothing like this in

When you think of how recent this all is, it is not likely that such a
letter would have reached that organisation and been published in that time.

Just someone with a nasty sense of humour!

Bob Cook

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Philip Veerman
Sent: Tuesday, 4 July 2006 12:33 PM
To: Birding-aus (E-mail)
Subject: Fw: Grey-headed Lapwing: How it got there - a

How it got there - a SCANDAL reportGreetings All,

Apologies to Nevil for sending this on. I have no idea of the veracity of
the following but I received this and it really is not fair, not to forward
it to the list now. You or anyone else can make their own conclusions or
investigations about this. If true and it seems more likely to me than that
the bird arrived of its own power, this is not unprecedented. I was not
being entirely sarcastic in my earlier message. If the bird arrived in
northern Australia then natural occurrence makes sense. I recall the stuffed
Night-Heron (years ago or is this a myth) that someone stuck in a tree
somewhere in Britain to attract lots of British birding tourists, before
eventually it was realised that the bird was dead and stuffed and nailed
there (or something like that).


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