Trip report Outback SA and Alice Springs and "tickable views"

To: "'Tony Russel'" <>, <>
Subject: Trip report Outback SA and Alice Springs and "tickable views"
From: "Steve Potter" <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 12:45:25 +0930
Dear Tony and friends.
Sorry about my perceived previous attack (attached) on David Kowalick's
outstanding report on the Alice trip etc. 
My intended "tongue in cheek" rebuff of his report was maybe not so obvious.

So to clarify, David Kowalick is my mate and occasional travelling birding
partner and all around good guy!
We bird because we unashamedly enjoy it whether it has any scientific value
or not.
My post was provoked by a previous comment re the legitimacy of
"non-scientifically motivated bird study" and "un-tickable" sightings. Again
Sorry I stooped... I am now aware that this had been a long running feud
that I wish not be caught up in. I am too busy having fun.
I still wished I had gone with Dave...
Steve Potter

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Russel  
Sent: Tuesday, 17 May 2011 9:18 AM
To: 'Steve Potter'; 
Subject: Trip report Outback SA and Alice Springs and
"tickable views"

Hey hey Steve, that's far too unkind to be put into the public domain. Ok,
so you didn't go for the light hearted tone of David's report, but there was
no need for that response. He obviously had a terrific trip and enjoyed
telling us about it and we should be happy for him, not publicly critical.
I'm sure the moderator missed your "load of twaddle " comment or your note
would have been blocked as too offensive. Lighten up my man.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Steve Potter
Sent: Monday, 16 May 2011 5:46 PM
To: ; 
Subject: [Norton AntiSpam] [Birding-Aus] Trip report Outback SA and Alice
Springs and "tickable views"

Nice report Dave but, I must say I was a bit disappointed as it seems that
your recent travel and adventure and seeing the gloriousness of our beloved
country at its finest and intended ticking of unseen (by you) birds had
absolutely no mention of "a legitimate need to know about the distribution
of particular species" and seemed to unashamedly include "that your bird
list of itself has become some kind of contest or somehow important" and
worst of all "might be fun!!!". Therefore according to the scientific world
of seriousness I deem your report "a load of twaddle". 


And I am very upset you didn't invite me...


Steve Potter.

off to examine the legitimate need to know about the repeated formation of
waves and their characteristics with a highly advanced piece of foam and
fibreglass with ABSOLUTLY no intention of having fun....







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