Yellow Bittern Hysteria (continued)

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Subject: Yellow Bittern Hysteria (continued)
From: David Taylor <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:19:04 +1000
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absolutely spot on Brendan and Laurie!!!! 

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> On 13 Jul 2014, at 10:07 am, brendan cook <> wrote:
> This online community is a terrific vehicle for assisting birders in what 
> they most love doing: watching and photographing birds. Especially when 
> something special comes along like the Brisbane Yellow Bittern. My view is 
> that the other side of this communications ‘coin’ is the unfortunate tendency 
> of a small number of members to seize upon opportunities to present a ‘holier 
> than thou’ innuendos or outright lectures relating to the perceived 
> atrocities of others. The usual calls to arms relate to perceptions of unduly 
> stressing birds to trampling private property. The call for ‘name and shame!’ 
> rattles often from these contributors, and yet I can’t help but wonder if 
> such posts at times more adequately present the thought-processes of the 
> accusers than the reported atrocities.
> I’d like to see a broadening of the participation base on this site – and am 
> certain that a reduction in negative postings about ‘them’ – whomever the 
> latest ‘them’ might be, would likey contribute to this.
> I’ve been to the Yellow Bittern site at Wallaroo Circuit, where the two small 
> bitterns have been in attendance for (at least) months, and am aware of the 
> geographical nature of this public park, in that it would be very difficult 
> to imagine that any effort, short of wading out to the reed-bed covered 
> central-island that could cause evacuation by the two currently resident 
> bitterns. I would like to hear the views of real birders who were ‘really’ on 
> site in recent days, rather than reports from those who ‘have it on good 
> advice’. I understand that a dozen or so birders successfully watched both 
> the Yellow Bittern and the Little Bittern this morning without incident. How 
> about an update?
> Brendan Cook
> (named but not shamed)
> Sent from my iPhone
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