Don't assume

To: Russ <>
Subject: Don't assume
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:57:31 +0930
It happens!  I made a similar request up here of occupants in a car (about 
another bird, of course).  They were not happy. Turned out they were plain 
clothes police keeping a house under surveillance!

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

PhD candidate 

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On 15 Jul 2014, at 10:49 am, Russell Woodford <> wrote:

> Further to my little lecture on perspective last night, another cautionary 
> tale:
> Don't assume that vehicles parked in a known birding hotspot are looking for 
> birds. Stopped at the well-publicized Banded Lapwing spot on Beach Rd at 
> Avalon (Vic) this morning and noticed one vehicle was empty - then asked the 
> man and woman in the second vehicle if they were looking for the Banded 
> Lapwings (I hadn't been able to spot any as I drove out to WTP earlier). They 
> gave me an odd look, said "No!" and wound their window back up. I didn't 
> bother hanging round to try to spot the lapwings ....
> Russell Woodford
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