Re: Fw: American Golden Plover near Adelaide

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Subject: Re: Fw: American Golden Plover near Adelaide
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 19:43:44 +1000
My understanding is that BARC submissions are sometimes/often a long time coming - over a year in some instances. [Possibly because the authors dot each i three times etc to reduce the likelihood of their submission failing to convince the jury].

Regards, Laurie.

On Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 06:01  PM, Robert Inglis wrote:

In response to my query concerning the 'confirmation' status of the SA American Golden Plover, Bill Ramsay, Unusual Sightings Co-ordinator, Bird Observers Club of Australia, said (Tue, 13 Feb 2007 18:52:28 +1100): "The note on page 846-2 of The Bird Observer re the cover picture of a Juvenile American Golden Plover is a condensed version of the note on page 846-21. The sentence "Detailed field notes and photographs of the juvenile bird were invaluable in confirming its identification" referred to the sighting of a
juvenile American Golden Plover by Dion Hobcroft at Byron Bay, NSW on 8
November 1994, a BARC accepted record, as per the note on page 846-21. This fact was omitted in the cover note, and unfortunately without the full text,
the cover note is incorrect.

My understanding is that BARC has not received a submission on the Dry Creek
Saltfields American Golden Plover to date."

Thank you, Bill.
This is actually the conclusion which I had come to, so, it is good to have that confirmed (shudder). Words and writing are the most wonderful inventions yet made by human beings (nearly said "man" [another shudder]) but it is so easy to create the wrong impression with loose use of them.
(Of course, I have never done that!)

It is interesting, though, that you say you understand that BARC has not received a submission.
It was my understanding that BARC had received a submission.
Perhaps my "understanding" was really only "assumption".


Bob Inglis
Sandstone Point


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