[Tweeters] Knot Holes

retief at deweydrive.com retief at deweydrive.com
Wed Apr 2 08:32:16 PDT 2014

Hmmm, original post sent on ...

April the First

Any possibility that has anything to do with the silliness of the
subject, or is this Truth?

I could not find many references, other than from the OP .....

Makes me wonder, how about you?

Quoting Dusty <Tweet2Tweet at innerlodge.com>:

> Good grief! Yet another self-aggrandizing, self-elevated, self-important

> alphabet-soup group that decides for the peasants what is and isn't

> permitted? Who the heck cares how one finds or logs a bird? I knew a blind

> lady that could obviously only bird-by-ear. She could ID a bird I couldn't

> even see with unfailing accuracy! So, now because she didn't get there on

> an approved, sunshine-sipping, purpose-built vehicle; didn't drive 100's of

> miles to a designated, named, numbered and approved wildlife area; and

> didn't have a $10,000 invested in a scope, camera, or set of binoculars with

> an autographed Peterson's by her side, her calls are not valid? Give me a

> break!


> Maybe it's time to give the bureaucrats the old heave-ho and bring birding

> back to free citizens instead.




> Dusty Bleher

> Watching my feathered buddies from atop Goebel Hill, NW of Granite Falls.




> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu

> [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Mike &

> MerryLynn

> Sent: 1 April, 2014 22:03

> To: Tweeters

> Subject: [Tweeters] Knot Holes




> Hello All,




> Just wanted to share with you the new ABA area requirement that will no

> longer allow listing of new bird species for your life list that are seen

> through knot holes. The ABA feels that looking at birds through knot holes

> is some what under handed and is not "gaming" or fair to the birds. Kind of

> like hearing a new species and counting it even though you have never really

> seen it in your life. So it was decided by the ABA committee that knot hole

> birding is out and that you must be outside of a cabin or clap board latrine

> in order to observe any new bird species for your life list. Mr. Robert L.

> Kliest of DimeBox, Texas is very upset as he has built himself a knot hole

> blind out of an abandoned cabin from across the street. Most of his "good"

> birds were seen from that blind through the knot holes. Mrs. J. P. Monson a

> long time ABA member is really sore over this new rule as she had taken the

> time to hammer out all the old tin can lids her late father Chester had

> hammered onto the house to block all those woodpecker holes in the walls of

> the house. So no doubt this new rule will cause some folks heart burn and

> also create ethical issues for some. The ABA no doubt sees this new rule as

> a black and white issue and really does not see the need for"outside"

> discussion. So I guess you could write them or call their office to let them

> know how you feel about the loss of knot hole birding.


> Thank-you Mike Denny


> *******************************************************

> Mike & MerryLynn Denny

> Birding the beautiful Walla Walla Valley




> "If you haven't birded, you haven't lived"



Bill Dewey
Marysville, WA

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