An unfortunate way to tick a Frogmouth

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Subject: An unfortunate way to tick a Frogmouth
From: Joseph Morlan <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:06:11 -0700
On Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:20:07 +1030, martin cachard <>

>I think it's pretty simple really, & I've always been puzzled when records of 
>dead seabirds for eg are counted as records but observers in the main don't 
>tick them...
>it seems very inconsistent to me - a record is a record, surely!!

I suspect it's because ticking is not science; it's a sport.  Counting dead
birds is not sportsmanlike because the bird has no chance of escaping or
getting away. 

It would be like a hunter claiming "credit" for shooting a duck that was
already dead? 

But ultimately it's your list unless you are in a competition.  
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
"It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt

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