Desert birder death

To: "john hammond" <>
Subject: Desert birder death
From: "gary wright" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 09:44:43 +0930

I have been lost in the mallee a couple of times(only for a few hours, but long enough to loosen my bowels!) in exactly the way that you describe, criss crossing the track to chase a special bird, then going deep into the scrub and not knowing which side of the track I am on and therefore not knowing which way to walk. This is 20 years ago and since then I am very careful. Compass reading when leaving the track even when catching a glimpse of possible sought after species that has to be pursued. Usually a GPS location for car and precheck batteries before I go!

So far, so good!


<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU