[OB] Will birders ever start to refuse rip off guide charges?

To: Carl Clifford <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: [OB] Will birders ever start to refuse rip off guide charges?
From: David Adams <>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:06:44 +1100
Sincere apologies for giving offense, both in general and to you
specifically. You've been a help to me on various email lists over the
years on several occasions. My father's Asperger's so I'm very well
acquainted with at least one such person and that doubtlessly colours my
impressions of the condition in general.  Apologies again to you for

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM, Carl Clifford <>wrote:

> David,
> I find your Asperger's Syndrome reference quite offensive. I am an Aspy
> and I do not regard myself as a "twitcher". I would rather spend an hour
> sitting on a stump watching the behavior of one or two birds, than yomping
> down a track trying tick as many species as possible. My daughter is also
> an Aspy and she is a successful chef.
> Perhaps, in future you should find out more about the people behind the
> label, before you sling it.

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