Yellow Bittern Hysteria

To: Arthur & Denise Carew <>
Subject: Yellow Bittern Hysteria
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:12:42 +0930
Quite true.    

Here’s a quote from a US couple I interviewed for my PhD

Australian rules are perhaps a bit dodgy at times (Dr. Stellar).

 Ms Stellar explained:

When I was first learning to bird we were being very careful looking at this 
little wren hidden deep in a bush and this Australian guy came along ... he 
just ... flushed it out so he could get a look at it.  And that was (when) 
America discovered Australian Rules football which is, of course, even rougher 
than our football.  So that became Australian Rules birding which is a little 
rougher than what we would do.

Many other respondents complained both about other birders and photographers 
behaving badly.

Denise Lawungkurr  Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841

PhD candidate 

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Founding Member: Australian Federation of Graduate Women Northern Territory
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On 12 Jul 2014, at 2:33 pm, Arthur & Denise Carew <> wrote:

> It appears that bird photographers seem to cop the blame too often for the 
> moving on of rarities. As a photographer, I have, on many occasions requested 
> that non photographic observers not get too close to a bird (or any other 
> animal/reptile etc) so that all who are there can enjoy the sighting. We 
> should all remember that there are people of all persuasions that don’t 
> follow the tenets of ethical birding.
> Arthur Carew
> Clematis, Victoria.
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