By the way, my previous email on this topic was NOT meant in any way to be a
recrimination against John or to make him feel bad. It was an immediate
response to one of the facts of life of birding. We all miss birds that
others see at some point.
The wonderful thing about Birding-Aus is the way it has allowed such
observations to be shared. Making postings to the list about unusual
sightings is not mandatory, people can choose whether they share their
special spot or not.
I just want to thank John for sharing his sighting with the list, it is a
fantastic find, exciting and very heartening to know of another spot for
this species - and in a metropolitan area. The issue of whether any of us
get to see these particular birds pales into insignificance with the fact
that they are there.
On 6/15/08, <> wrote:
> Normally I agree too! In this case I didn't look Enoggera up when it was
> first posted - perhaps I had Enoggera confused with Ettamogerah or some
> other place a long way away from me that I had no chance of getting near.
> But here I sit in Brisbane airport. about to board my plane home (after
> having spent a long weekend here for a wedding and managing to get two
> mornings of birdwatching in), feeling a little shattered to learn where
> Enoggera actually is!
> No criticism John, I completely understand your excitement and probably
> would have posted in the same way myself, it's a terrific find,
> Sent from my BlackBerry(R) from Optus
> -----Original Message-----
> From: robert morris <>
> Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:40:59
> To: john hammond<>; birding aus<
> Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] black breasted button quails
> I agree John ! This happens to me on a weekly (sometimes daily basis).
> not knowing where some reported sighting is. It normally only takes a minu=
> te or 2 on google maps to find it. That said, I think a standard approach
> f: 'location, nearest major town, state' approach is a very good idea.
> times when I check things out and they are in Victoria or WA and therefore
> are a bit too far from Brissie for me - it would have saved me a minute of
> two of my life!Rob Morris Brisbane, Australia > From:
> To: > Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 16:08:33 +1030>
> ect: [Birding-Aus] black breasted button quails> > Thanks for picking me
> on that one nikolas but theirs no need to get emotional. My humble apologi=
> es to the birding aus community for not telling you that the Enoggera dam
> s in Brisbane Queensland. I tend to get a little excited sometimes as
> birds were a very welcome tick! I guess if bad temper and all else fails t=
> here is such a thing as the internet. Happy birding...........John Hammond
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