Desert Birder Death

Subject: Desert Birder Death
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 18:26:05 +1000
The article says he was 40 km west of Derby - I don't think that is place where people go looking for BGWs. There are probably a few inaccuracies in the article - eg it says "The man's body was discovered about 15 kilometres from the Meda cattle station residence on a remote part of the 650-hectare property"

650 ha would seem to be pretty small for a Kimberly cattle station.

Regards, Laurie.

On 09/10/2008, at 7:59 AM,  wrote:

This morning the SMH is reporting the fatality of a birder in northern Western Australia. Apparently his vehicle became bogged & he died of heat & or thirst. Now the righteous outcries will begin about how he should not have gone on his own, should have hired an EPIRB & satellite phone, should have filed a trip plan, what a fool he was, etc. But before that starts I would just like to say that from what I can conjecture from the news so far, he took a risk for his passion, it ended badly, but he died living.
I admire him & hope he found the grasswren.


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