[Tweeters] Knot Holes

Stephan Fjelstad 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...

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> Dusty

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> *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

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> 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!

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

> back to free citizens instead...

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> Dusty Bleher

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

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> *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

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> Hello All,

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> 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.

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> Thank-you Mike Denny

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

> Mike & MerryLynn Denny

> Birding the beautiful Walla Walla Valley

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

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