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Subject: Re: Big Year movie
From: Owen Foley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Irish Bird Network <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:35:12 +0000
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Indeed it does. Perhaps, a clumsy translation, rather than specific
phrasing? Alas, plastic will always be plastic, but sure if they get rubber
stamped as self sustaining....tickity boo! Nothing beats a clean immaculate
list ;)

Owen

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Dermot McCabe <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> It must be quiet there in Listing Limbo. The Pheasants long departed, the
> Mandarin a fading memory, the  squawk of the Rose-ringed Parakeet no longer
> echoing down the dark passages. Only a Budgie or two for company or an
> elderly Limerick Wild Turkey. I hope the noise of the splitting and lumping
> going on in the Potential Ticks Department next door is not causing any
> disturbance.
> You are probably right, Owen, but it doesn't it seem a clumsy phrase?
>
> On 14 December 2011 16:24, Owen Foley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > I would imagine it means that, whilst they have been obviously released,
> > They perhaps have not achieved the magic status of "Self Sustaining", and
> > thus are in a state of listing limbo?
> >
> > Owen
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Dermot McCabe <[log in to unmask]
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > I can't speak for the Crow, Eamon, nor do I know whether it yet has
> > learned
> > > to speak for itself.
> > > But I can assure you, I have taken no offence. I suppose I should admit
> > > that I used my train pass to go to Cobh and had I been faced with the
> > > prospect of the expense of a tank of
> > > diesel, Mr Crow might well have been kept waiting.
> > > Your possible explanation of what "semi-introduced" means in relation
> to
> > > the Tenerife Fulvous Whistling Duck, alas, doesn't square with the
> > > historical records (none). Perhaps some keen but conscientious lister
> > > released them in the ocean letting them take their chances and hoping
> > for a
> > > landfall in Tenerife?
> > > Has anyone encountered the use of this term "semi-introduced"?  What
> is a
> > > poor lister to do with it?
> > > Dermot.
> > > On 13 December 2011 15:35, Eamonn O'Donnell <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dermot,
> > > > I don't find the bird particularly interesting and don't rely on
> others
> > > to
> > > > decide for me if it is or not. It would simply be a tick or in this
> > case
> > > > not a tick and on that basis I can't really justify using a quarter
> > tank
> > > of
> > > > fuel to go see it. What is bizarre is why so many did go and see it
> > 'just
> > > > in case'. Just in case what ???? It learns to speak english and tells
> > us
> > > it
> > > > actually flew here?
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps the duck was on the verge of extinction and the population
> was
> > > > boosted from outside sources?
> > > >
> > > > I hope there is nothing here that can be construed as having a jibe
> at
> > > > anyone. I now live in fear of causing offence with every letter I
> > write!
> > > > Eamonn
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Dermot McCabe <
> > [log in to unmask]
> > > > >wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Eamon,
> > > > > As one who went to see the House crow, I don't get the point of
> going
> > > to
> > > > > see it "if it's generally counted"  after all this time. Letting
> > others
> > > > > decide for you whether a bird is interesting or not seems a bit
> > > bizarre.
> > > > > On the sublect of birds of questionable origin, some friends and I
> > have
> > > > > returned from Tenerife and are trying to decide how to deal with
> > > Fulvous
> > > > > Whistling Duck, described in Garcia del Rey's Guide as
> > > "semi-introduced".
> > > > > What could that mean?
> > > > > Dermot.
> > > > > On 12 December 2011 13:07, jez simms <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Good enough for me. I'll have to wait for the DVD though !
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > JEZ SIMMS: REMOTE SITES DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
> > > > > > ATS GROUP. P.O. BOX OS 2428, OSU, ACCRA, GHANA.
> > > > > > Tel: +233249486348|+ 243995499052 |+255778221300  skype jezsimms
> > > > > > |www.atsgroup.net| jezsimmsblog.tumblr.com/
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > From: Irish Bird Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> > Behalf
> > > > Of
> > > > > > Owen
> > > > > > Foley
> > > > > > Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 11:00 AM
> > > > > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > > > > Subject: Re: Big Year movie
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Saw the movie on Saturday and have to say it was quite good.
> > > > > > I can see why the general public may not take a liking to it
> (hence
> > > bad
> > > > > > reviews). But I think birders will relate well to it. And you
> will
> > > > > > definitely see aspects of birding characters in there (if not
> > aspects
> > > > of
> > > > > > yourself). Other aspects are unrealistic, but only a pedant would
> > see
> > > > > them
> > > > > > as detracting from the story (....Which is probably an issue for
> > > quite
> > > > a
> > > > > > few birders actually).
> > > > > >
> > > > > > As for House crow. There are a lot more than 2 birders out there
> > > > ticking
> > > > > > it...even if they won't admit it. ;)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > But then does anyone actually have a "clean list" ;). Maybe those
> > who
> > > > > > abandoned the holy "3rd generation rule" and ticked that White
> > Tailed
> > > > > eagle
> > > > > > up north can tell us? Or Maybe the Dublin Pallid swift tickers,
> on
> > > > > "Mature
> > > > > > reflection" realised there was something in the back of their
> minds
> > > > that
> > > > > > told them that the swift might be dead, and removed it from their
> > > > lists?
> > > > > ;)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Owen
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 4:10 AM, Patrick Kelly <
> > [log in to unmask]
> > > >
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hello everyone:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > All of the birders I know in Nova Scotia that saw it were
> > > favourably
> > > > > > > impressed, as many thought that it would be almost too easy to
> > > > portray
> > > > > > > birders in a rather poor light. As was already pointed out, it
> is
> > > > not a
> > > > > > > comedy, it is a movie that tells a great story and has some
> > lighter
> > > > > > moments
> > > > > > > in it, and some very touching moments in it. The birds are also
> > > > > correctly
> > > > > > > identified!
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I don't go to see many movies, but decided to see this one
> > because
> > > of
> > > > > > > Steve Martin. He has always impressed me as a man of an
> > incredible
> > > > > number
> > > > > > > of talents, and can take a serious role in a movie when it is
> > > called
> > > > > for,
> > > > > > > which is the case here.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Patrick
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Dec 7, 2011, at 12:53 PM, Fitzharris, Jim wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >  Thanks Donal.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Maybe the Yanks have a different sense of humour!  Bob is
> right:
> > > it
> > > > is
> > > > > > >> billed as a comedy with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen
> > Wilson.
> > > >  The
> > > > > > >> book was light in tone but not a comedy.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Mind you I have gone to movies that were a "must-see"
> according
> > to
> > > > > some
> > > > > > >> reviewers and it would have been more enjoyable to stick pins
> in
> > > my
> > > > > > >> eyes.  I may risk it and will enlighten IBN!!
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Cheers,
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Jim.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > >> From: Irish Bird Network
> > > > > > [mailto:[log in to unmask]**IE<[log in to unmask]>]
> > > > > > >> On Behalf Of
> > > > > > >> Donal Foley
> > > > > > >> Sent: 07 December 2011 16:46
> > > > > > >> To: [log in to unmask]
> > > > > > >> Subject: Re: Big Year movie
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Jim,
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> I heard a couple of reviewers on the radio saying it was to be
> > > > avoided
> > > > > > >> at all costs. Also, one good birding friend, who I will not
> > name,
> > > > > > >> basically said the same. Still, everyone will have their own
> > view.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Regards,
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Donal
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > >> From: Irish Bird Network
> > > > > > [mailto:[log in to unmask]**IE<[log in to unmask]>]
> > > > > > >> On Behalf Of
> > > > > > >> Fitzharris, Jim
> > > > > > >> Sent: 07 December 2011 16:37
> > > > > > >> To: [log in to unmask]
> > > > > > >> Subject: Big Year movie
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> I see that the movie "The Big Year" has arrived in cinemas in
> > > > Ireland.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> I expect it will not be around for long.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> It is based on Mark Obmascik's book of the same name about
> three
> > > > guys
> > > > > > >> doing the North America Big year in 1998.  One of them, Sandy
> > > > Komito,
> > > > > > >> "won" setting a new record in the process.  The book was a
> > > > compelling
> > > > > > >> read and the movie has had good reviews on the ABA website
> etc.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Cheers,
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> Jim.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
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