White-throated Needletails

To: "'Margaret Cameron'" <>
Subject: White-throated Needletails
From: "Dr Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 15:02:51 +1100
Hi Margaret. Your response to my posting, and a number of others both public
and private both for and against my proposal, prove yet again what an
eclectic group we Birding-aussers are - some of us will always like
something however much others of us dislike the same thing. (A bit like
democracy really.) Makes it hard to meet everyone's needs/wishes, doesn't
it? (Exactly like democracy!)
Anyway, I can always try the filter mechanism, and failing that just
endlessly delete as you suggest (just like usual).
All the best.    Richard 

Port Melbourne, Victoria
M: 0438 224456

-----Original Message-----
From: Margaret Cameron  
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 8:34 AM
To: Dr Richard Nowotny; 
Subject: White-throated Needletails

I like the WTNT reports! If I don't feel like reading a thread (and I often 
don't) I just delete the message without reading it. I read these.

I like the WTNT reports, not because I am especially fanatical about WTNTs, 
but because of their fascinatingly mysterious and apparently random nature -

presumably because others report direct to Mike. Why there? Why didn't 
anyone else report them from there? Is it stormy down there? Are they a 
harbinger of spring? Are they migrating? Etc..

I always enjoy dedicated observers of a species or a topic. They notice 
things I don't and I learn from them. They remind me to look more closely, 
to count things, to write things down, and, in the case of WTNTs, to look up

instead of just looking around and listening.

Also WTNT reports sometimes contain additional observations which it would 
be a pity to miss.

Margaret Cameron
2 Cintra Street
Eastern Heights
Queensland 4305
07 3282 9151

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