[Tweeters] Knot Holes
stephanfjelstad at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 09:15:41 PDT 2014
No worries. Great rant, that.
On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM, Dusty <Tweet2Tweet at innerlodge.com> wrote:
> Oops! Should have paid attention to that date! Sorry 'bout the rant,
> folks...and thanks to all of those that took the time to set me straight.
> Much appreciated that was...
> *From:* tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:
> tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] *On Behalf Of *Dusty
> *Sent:* 2 April, 2014 07:14
> *To:* 'Tweeters'
> *Subject:* RE: [Tweeters] Knot Holes
> 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<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"
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