Well, I showed him my Field Guide, but he insisted I show him the photos in
my camera. Apparently someone had seen me with camera & binoculars, & had
phoned him. I was in that street partly to follow the evening progress of
seasonally local GBCs-- but when I cried out, 'Look, there goes one now, a
rare bird!' he didn't turn a hair. We were in a dead end ('Because it's good
for birds!' I said to him) but apparently that made me even more offensive.
On 29 March 2010 13:55, Bill Stent <> wrote:
> I'd like to know how you'd prove you're a birdwatcher. I can think of no
> supporting evidence, apart from being able to bore the policeman about
> birds, but any well prepared spy/mugger/peeping tom could have that as a
> cover story.
> From: "Alistair McKeough" <>
> Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 1:09 PM
> To: "Judith L-A" <>
> Cc: <>
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] can hardly believe it
> Where did that happen Judith? It is, or course, arrant nonsense.
>> On 29 March 2010 12:52, Judith L-A <>
>> Being a lone woman, I was birding from my car window on the weekend, when
>>> off-duty policeman pulled up behind me, & demanded I prove I was a
>>> birdwatcher, & advised me that whenever I stopped the car I had to go
>>> all the surrounding houses & inform them I am a birdwatcher.
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