Possible Short-toed Eagle

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Subject: Possible Short-toed Eagle
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:12:13 +1100
I agree with Carl, not that my opinion matters. But as I said before, I
would rather see a Secretary-bird in Africa, where it belongs, than
Canberra. That is assuming I can ever afford to go out of Australia
again (I only have once). But if I was in or near Melbourne I would
certainly like to go and look at it too. (Not that I understand Tony's


-----Original Message-----From: 
 On Behalf Of Carl Clifford
Sent: Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:10 AM  To: Tony Russel       c:
; 'Tim Dolby'; 
Subject: Possible Short-toed Eagle

No Tony, there is no sandpiper envy. I don't bother about wasting my  
resources racing hither and thither after vagrants. I would rather  
save my money and go and see the birds in their native habitat. The  
cost of getting to Christmas Island can get me to SE Asia and feed and  
house me for a week or two. I prefer to Kill (metaphorically) 2-300  
species with one stone. The Stilt Sandpiper will have to wait till I  
get the dosh/time to travel to Central/South America via Europe.


Carl Clifford

On 28/12/2010, at 9:52 AM, Tony Russel wrote:

Do I detect a few green connotations here Carl ?


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Carl Clifford
Sent: Monday, 27 December 2010 8:36 PM
Cc: ; Tim Dolby
Subject: Possible Short-toed Eagle

Stilt Sandpipers, hah, you find them everywhere, Japan, Darwin, Britain,
Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Austria and Majorca (probably doing a Skase
there) Just common vagrant. If Vic. still had a Vagrants Act, it
probably would have been locked up as it flew in, because it obviously
has no means of support. Doesn't even have pockets to keep money in.

Carl Clifford

On 27/12/2010, at 8:05 PM,  wrote:

Carl wrote:

"Much more exciting than those blow ins they get on Christmas and

*coughs* or a stilt sandpiper. ;)

This is bird of the decade for mine (if its confirmed).


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