Song Thrush or Immature Blackbird?

To: "Tony Russell" <>, "Bill Stent" <>, "John Tongue" <>, "L&L Knight" <>
Subject: Song Thrush or Immature Blackbird?
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:44:38 +1000
I suppose they'd be in big trouble if some photos got out, but of course
they have no right to stop anyone outside the fence so it puts them in a
difficult situation they can only handle with bluster.  I once had a
security tell me to get lost for looking through the temporary fencing
around the site of the Garden Show in the Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne.
No camera, no binoculars, just looking.  He was much bigger than me, but
was inside the fence, so there was no problem with giving him cheek and
taunting him, etc.

Seriously though, I suppose the more tactfully we handle these
situations, the easier it will be for the next person they pick on.

Peter Shute

 wrote on Tuesday, 10 July 2007 9:16

> Oh I don't know. Some friends of mine got baled up once when
> outside the Ford testing ground near Geelong. They had
> stopped to do some birding with bins and cameras and were
> quickly approached by Ford security guys who thought they
> were spying on the car testing. They were apparently quite
> aggressive but picked on the wrong guy in that Trevor, my
> equally aggressive friend doing the driving , told them to
> **** off and mind their own business. They threatened him
> with cops but he again told them to **** off and get a life.
> They continued their birding and left when ready.

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