John has said previously that he began his major search of the area of
interest in 2007 - six years before photographing the bird, although he
first heard one there in 2008.
These facts are in the public domain, as are any comments on Facebook or
other social media made by John or anyone else.
On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 4:05 PM, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> I do recall seeing those comments of John's, Bruce, as I replied to him
> about them. From memory, his comments were replies to replies, so not
> everyone would have opened them and seen them. I doubt I'd be able to find
> them again, like just about anything on Facebook. The interpretation of
> them is another matter, as they were a little cryptic.
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad
> > On 29 Aug 2015, at 12:24 pm, R. Bruce Richardson <>
> > You might want to change the length of John Young’s Night Parrot search
> from 6 years as you wrote in your blog, to 15 years. I was fortunate enough
> to hear Mr. Young talk about the Night Parrot in Melbourne this past March
> and he stated that he had searched for 15 years.
> > I actively use social media and can assure you that John is very rarely
> on Facebook at all. What comments he may have made on other’s posts in
> which he was tagged, certainly should not be called... “taking to social
> media to distance himself from the project.” John has not “taken” to
> anything. You presented several quotes from John which are taken out of
> context and used in your blog. I am a Facebook friend of John’s and have
> just searched up and down his timeline and cannot find those quotes.
> > In my opinion, it seems that your blog is trying to distance the project
> from John Young, rather than visa versa. These are just my opinions.
> > R. Bruce Richardson
> > Torquay, VIC
> >> On Aug 29, 2015, at 9:01 AM, Greg Roberts <>
> >> I have a news story and feature published in today's edition of The
> >> Australian which explores why the parrot has managed to hang on at the
> >> in south-west Queensland where it is presently being studied, and looks
> >> measures to control feral cats. Most of this material is behind the
> >> paywall; the transcript can be read in the following blog post:
> >> If that link doesn't work, try this:
> >> *http://tinyurl.com/nd8wg3z <http://tinyurl.com/nd8wg3z>*
> >> Greg Roberts
> >> http://sunshinecoastbirds.blogspot.com.au/
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