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Subject: greylags
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:20:43 +1100
Dear Tickers

                   Adding escapees or ferals to one's bird list must be OK if 
they are annotated as being likely  Escapees or Ferals, and whether or not they 
have Self-sustaining breeding colonies.   Patently they are not Australian 
Natives, but neither are most Birding-ausers. Doesn't mean they aren't there or 
not worth seeking out.

                    As a one-time serious ticker, seeking out self-sustaining 
colonies took us to some interesting places eg for Peacocks, Ostriches and 
White Swans, probably now exterminated or otherwise demised.

                   Recording those sightings on Birding-aus could be valuable. 
Indian Ringneck imports to SE England have become naturalised and a real 
problem, there must be millions of them now. I saw one in Mulgoa Valley a few 
years ago with a flock of Rainbow Lorikeets, fortunately never seen again, but 
if a series of reports came in it would justify efforts to control them before 
becoming a problem. 

                   Perhaps the biggest problem is separating escapees from 
vagrants, and true vagrants from accidental (eg boat-borne) transportees. 
Asylum-seekers are in another category all together.




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