Dear Mr Death,
Did it occur to you that, for some of us, twitching a
vagrant may be the only opportunity we have for a long
time to see the species in question?
Travelling to a bird's home base may be prohibitively
expensive, may require use of additional holiday time
we don't have, etc. It's not just a matter of "putting
in a bit more effort" - and anyway, seeing a bird
where they are rare is, for obvious reasons, rather
more of a challenge anyway. Of course, I look forward
to my first opportunity to travel overseas. Until
then, looks like I'm doomed to twitching at least the
birds that stray reasonably close to home.
--- D Robertson <> wrote:
> I have always thought it rather irrational to charge
> across the country to
> try to see a vagrant when with a bit more effort one
> can travel to
> somewhere where it is common, or relatively so, even
> if it might mean going
> to another country.
> David Robertson
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