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
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.
2 Cintra Street
07 3282 9151