Monotremes and Ratites

To: michael norris <>
Subject: Monotremes and Ratites
From: Kevin and Lizzie <>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 10:18:14 +0930

A a slightly younger pom, I suspect my secondary source for the report being
shown on Panorama is better than your memory: Of
course, Alan Whicker might well have recycled the material


On 3 April 2011 23:00, michael norris <> wrote:

> Thanks Kevin, but as a pre-Baby-Boomer Pom I share the reservations of
> others on the WWW about the attribution of the Spaghetti Tree to Panorama,
> even though BBC websites say that is where it appeared in 1957).
> My clear memory is of seeing it on a report by Alan Whicker on the Beeb's
> 'Tonight'.
> And yes!  This thread has to do with birding - it's about gullibility [I
> wonder what that word has to do with gulls?].
> As a classic case of gullibility, see the case of the 'Hastings Rarities'.
> Of course nothing like that could happen these days - could it?
> Michael Norris

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