To: Elizabeth Shaw <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Channel-bill
From: bob gosford <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 10:59:50 +0930

Yes, well it seems like I lucked-out big time on that one...

Hopefully I'll catch it next year. haven't caught up with Chris over the
past couple of weeks - how many did you get?

And any day with a Grey falcon before breakfast must be a good one!



On 19 October 2010 20:40, Elizabeth Shaw <> wrote:

> Hi Bob, and all
> I'd just like to thank you for having to be away the weekend of the Alice
> Springs Twitchathon, forcing Chris to find another cohort for that great
> event.  I had a wonderful weekend, including seeing a Grey Falcon before
> breakfast!
> It's a good way for an 'interstater/out-of-towner' to do a Twitchathon in
> foreign territory - pair up with a 'local'.  I did much better and learnt a
> lot more about the district than bumbling about by myself.
> Chris Watson has formidable knowledge of local birds and a range of jobs
> which enable him to further his knowledge in the course of his work.
> The Alice Springs Twitchathon was well organised and a great social event
> with a BBQ dinner provided at the end of the event.  I'd recommend others to
> travel there for the event or make sure they're travelling through there
> when its on in the future.
> Sorry I didn't get to meet you Bob, but I always enjoy your contributions
> to BAus and the blogs I read on occasions.
> Cheers
> Elizabeth Shaw (finally home on wonderful - when the bikes aren't around)
> Phillip Island
> Victoria

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