{Disarmed} The Decline of BA

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Subject: {Disarmed} The Decline of BA
From: Rohan Clarke <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:18:58 +0000
Hi All,

I shifted to FB about 12 months ago when the Long-billed Dowitcher 
turned up. I did so with the intent of continuing to post to birding-aus 
(and keep that part of the community up to date as well) but there is so 
much material on FB that I gave up cross posting fairly quickly as I 
couldn't keep up. I will continue to routinely post pelagic trip reports 
to birding-aus (and facebook) but the reality is rare bird reports are 
now largely on FB.

As for what Alistair is missing, on the Australian Twitchers FB page (a 
closed group so you need to join FB then send a request to join AT 
before you can 'see' anything) since the start of the 2016 (5 days) 
there have been 10 individual posts on the Hudsonian Godwit and Paradise 
Shelduck currently at Culburra Lake, NSW. Nested within those posts are 
many photographs and perhaps 70 comments including detailed real time 
directions, screen grabs of maps, photos of the bird (again some almost 
in real time as smart phone grabs off the back of the camera), updates 
on the weather at the site, contact details for accommodation etc etc. 
There have also been posts on a Glossy Swiftlet reported in north QLD, 
Common Moorhen and Common Kingfisher on Cocos, Watercock, also on Cocos 
and field ID of two species of stint. Activity is fairly intense at the 
moment because there is a lot about but it does tend to get much quieter 
in winter!


On Tuesday, 5 January 2016, A Smith <  
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<>;>> wrote: >/
Like Kim, I am not a Facebook user. So for those of us that don’t use 
that/ >/form of social media, what is being posted to Facebook (and not 
B-A) that I/ >/am missing?/ >/Regards/ >/Alastair/

Rohan Clarke

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