An unfortunate way to tick a Frogmouth

To: "Laurie Knight" <>, "Carl Clifford" <>
Subject: An unfortunate way to tick a Frogmouth
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:32:30 +1000
I have a similar dilemma as I found the only specimen of the Vanuatu Petrel ever found in Australia and it constitutes the only record for Australia so can I tick it? It was found dead on the roadside north of Port Macquarie. The only Blue Petrel that I have seen was dead on a beach so it is, similarly, not generally considered tickable. It doesn't really bother me as I am not a lister and although I enjoy seeing new species of birds I don't really know what my life total is.

Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
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-----Original Message----- From: Laurie Knight
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2014 9:57 PM
To: Carl Clifford
Cc: Birding Aus
Subject: An unfortunate way to tick a Frogmouth

G’day Carl

That depends on what rules you have established for your patch list. Bear in mind, that list rules, like national constitutions, can have amendments.

Regards, Laurie.

On 9 Jun 2014, at 7:04 pm, Carl Clifford <> wrote:

I have a guest for the night, a young Tawny Frogmouth which was hit by a car on the road outside the house. I have rung WIRES, and they are trying to get here tonight, otherwise, if it lasts the night, I will take it to the vet in the morning. It is the first TF I have seen on my local patch, but have a bit of a moral dilemma as to whether I can tick him.

Carl Clifford

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