Paying for birding trips

To: "'Barbara Jones'" <>, <>
Subject: Paying for birding trips
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:31:43 +0930
Well done Barbara. Not many altruists left nowadays eh ?  You do provide
a good service, even though a Black Petrel didn't turn up on that trip
of yours I went on.


-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Jones  
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:57 PM
Cc: Tony Russell
Subject: Paying for birding trips

Tony states state: 

"The organiser wants to go on a trip to start with ..."

Not true. I organised the Pelagic trips from Eden for ten years and
never went on one! Nor was I ever the recipient of any payment.
Occasionally I made up the cost for 'missing' passengers. The purpose of
my effort was to provide a service to birdwatchers. This took
considerable time and created much frustration especially with last
minute cancellations due to various reasons, (more noticeable when the
weather forecast was bad) but I derived satisfaction knowing I was
filling a need. 

Based on John Leonard's response I guess I fall into a new category - No

Barbara Jones 


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