Or over-zealous photographer??
On 17/08/2012, at 9:24 AM, Peter Shute wrote:
> Climbing the tree doesn't sound like normal birder bad behaviour. That sounds
> more like an egg collector.
> Peter Shute
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [birding-aus-
>> On Behalf Of Denise Goodfellow
>> Sent: Friday, 17 August 2012 7:43 AM
>> To: Birding Aus
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Red Goshawk harrassment
>> While in Mataranka recently I heard about the behaviour of some birders
>> towards the Red Goshawk near Bitter Springs. Some had climbed the fence
>> into private property and one, according to the proprietor of the nearby
>> caravan park , had even climbed the tree in which the bird nested.
>> Several other birders (thirty or forty according to the proprietor) had
>> camped outside their property opposite the nesting tree.
>> That year, according to the proprietor, the birds didn't raise any
>> Some years ago I warned birders of the ramifications of bad behaviour re
>> entry to the Leanyer Sewage Ponds. The result was that access to the
>> was tightened considerably.
>> The goshawks have now shifted their nest well away from the road. If
>> shift it again then the bird may well be out of sight of visiting
>> and they'll be dependent on the goodwill of the owner of that property
>> let them in. I think that reserve of goodwill may be wearing thin.
>> Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
>> 1/7 Songlark Street,
>> Bakewell, NT 0832
>> 043 8650 835
>> PhD candidate, SCU
>> Vice-chair, Wildlife Tourism Australia
>> Nominated for the Condé Nast international ecotourism award, 2004 by the
>> renowned American website, Earthfoot.
>> Wildlife Adviser, BBC¹s ŒDeadly 60¹
>> Birds of Australia's Top End and Quiet Snake Dreaming available on
>> A second edition of Fauna of Australia¹s Top End used by the University
>> NSW as a text for 12 years is now under preparation.
>> 'It gave me huge insight into the lives' of Aboriginal Australians¹,
>> Jonathon Franzen, American author, birder, conservationist (August,
>> on Quiet Snake Dreaming.
>> www.denisegoodfellow.com ( to be launched again soon).
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