[Tweeters] Sharing Sensitive Information

Joel Haas haas.joel at mindspring.com
Sat Apr 6 23:12:48 PDT 2013

Jeff ( or someone else named Jeff ) upstairs,

After lurking (roosting in secret) several days, I now thank you for
this elegant sighting. I am only a recent WOS member and could not
wait to contribute.

I regret that I was not there with my "honkin' big lens" to
document this torture and then share it with and invite 4,000 other
photographers as well as those on "Tweeters", " OBOL" "Birdchat", ABA
Blog, ... and even "CarolinaBirds" to witness.

So very, very,very sorry we missed this opportunity to storm, over run
and destroy the sensitive vegetation at the torture site!

By the way, please don't reveal the "sensitive sites" during the
torture, they are probably X-rated. Most couldn't get there until next
week anyway.

Please sign me up to the group of "ignorant photographers with 'honkin'
big lenses' ".

By the way, I have lots of Cuckoo feathers I brought home from
Australia (gleaned from harvested sugar cane while looking for dead
rats), which I suspect might suffice to ransom the tortured one. Let
me know if you need them.

Faithfully yours in diabolical (grimed lip) satire, please keep me
informed of future events.

" 'Wacko Joel' "

Joel E. Haas
haas.joel at mindspring.com
Redmond, WA

"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are" - Anaïs Nin

On 4/6/2013 9:48 AM, jeff gibson wrote:

> I'm sure Tweeters is full of wacko's lurking out there, or who are

> even regular contributors. Take me for example. Sure, I've posted

> about all sort of birds and wildlife that come into the Anchor Pub.

> But how about all the ones that walked in and/NEVER WALKED OUT!/ And

> how about if I'm not really Jeff Gibson but someone else? I have the

> real (or whatever) Jeff tied up down in the Anchor cellar where I'm

> slowly torturing him by tickling with rare bird feathers. I'm only

> keeping him alive with beer, and not the good stuff either. Meanwhile

> I'm in control of his computer! And I need more rare bird feathers!


> (/insert diabolical laughter here)./


> Sorry about that- I've been reading alot of Stephen King novels

> lately, and also looking for excuses to use italics, which I just

> figured out how to after about 8 years of emailing. I guess I'll never

> be a hacker.


> Moving right along, I have been following the sensitive information

> thread and thought people brought up a lot of good points. I do

> appreciate Scott Downes distinction between vagrants and local

> breeding birds (or roosting) - the locals are the ones most hurt by

> thoughtless birders or photographers. This is also particularly true

> of rare plants (cant run or hide), or flightless creatures like

> mammals, herps, etc.


> Several years ago I stumbled (my typical modus operandi) upon a roost

> of a locally rare bird. It was a sensitive locale - easy to drive up

> to, and plus it was private property.

> But it was a pretty cool thing, so what I did was email WOS

> (Washington Ornithological Society) and clearly stated that I did not

> want this info out on tweeters, yet would like for knowledgeable folks

> to know about it. Well, I got a nice email back and it turned out that

> WOS folks had known about it for several years. I thought that was

> pretty good credentials- that they knew about it and kept it quiet.

> Plus they have connections, to folks that study birds that somebody

> like me (sorta out of that loop) wouldn't know to contact. That roost

> is still there by the way- I'm sure it wouldn't be if it was posted

> about on a list serve.


> As for plants (and I suppose just about everything else) you might try

> informing the Burke Museum in Seattle, of rare stuff. I emailed the

> plants collection staff about a locally rare flower I found recently,

> which they appreciated. They dont put rare plant locations out online.


> Well, gotta go down in the cellar and give Jeff his beer ration, plus

> some more tickling! Yellow-billed Cuckoo feathers this week! (/ha ha

> ha!)/. Know where I can get some more?


> "Jeff Gibson"

> upstairs @

> The Anchor Pub

> 1001 Hewitt Ave

> Everett Wa



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