simply birding goes CWACers

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6 years 3 months ago #54396 by Doug
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HI all.

We are planning to go to the winter CWAC count at Marievale on the 31st of July.
Let's get a few other forum members together and make a Simply Birding group to handle one of the count areas.

Hope to see you there.

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6 years 3 months ago #54397 by Dave Shedman
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For complete novices like me, just explain exactly what CWAC is and exactly what's involved. I may be able to attend but would like to know what the purpose of the exercise is and what it entails.

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6 years 3 months ago #54400 by Doug
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Hi Dave.

Basically teams of about 3 or 4 get assigned a small section of marievale and for an hour you walk slowly counting waterbirds I.e herons ducks rails etc. Nothing challenging I'D wise and quite a bit of fun.

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6 years 3 months ago #54426 by Dave Shedman
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I assume then that CWAC stands for Cold Weary Avian Counters? <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

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6 years 3 months ago #54431 by Doug
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Cool. It was only -5.3 on Saturday.

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6 years 3 months ago #54459 by Dave Shedman
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Doug wrote: Cool. It was only -5.3 on Saturday.


So you were the one in the shorts and T-shirt then? <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

Joking aside though, if I can make it, what time would I need to be there?

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6 years 3 months ago #54464 by Doug
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Not quite <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) -->

About 7 ish.

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6 years 3 months ago #54521 by Dave Shedman
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Alas, you will have to count me out. Mariana has decided to lend our car to her daughter to go camping for the weekend. I'm beginning to suspect a conspiracy here as this also happened last time I wanted to go to Marievale. Hmmmmm... <!-- s:scratchchin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/scratchchin.gif" alt=":scratchchin:" title="Perplexed" /><!-- s:scratchchin: -->

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6 years 3 months ago #54522 by Doug
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Rent a taxi.

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6 years 3 months ago #54523 by Dave Shedman
Dave Shedman replied the topic: Re: simply birding goes CWACers
It's my own fault because I hadn't mentioned that I was thinking of going to Marievale so Mariana didn't know this when she agreed to lend her the car. Of course, we will have the use of her daughter's car but it's a little 850cc Daewoo Matiz and there's no way I'm attempting Marievale in that! As for the taxi option... <!-- s:shocking: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/shocking.gif" alt=":shocking:" title="Shocking" /><!-- s:shocking: -->

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