Changi Birders

November 28, 2010

The bird observations were by no means a solitary activity.  Two or three other POW were regularly involved while a further half dozen or so contributed on an occasional basis.  The social element must have been rewarding in and of itself but the mental aspect had to have been equally important.  At the very least this was an information gathering activity that had a system and discipline to it.  But it was clearly more than that.  Given the other drafts of papers he was working on at the time, I am quite sure that my father intended to pull these notes together for possible publication at a later date.   Which assumes of course that there would be a later date.