Portrait of Twitching Society

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Subject: Portrait of Twitching Society
From: "Karen Pearson" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 17:59:52 +1100
I really enjoyed the below article and found a couple of similarities with
the story;

a.  I took up birding after seeing the enthusiasm and excitement of birder's
aboard the Sydney Pelagic trip.  I was there purely  to "Sea Monster" spot
(Steve Anyon-Smith's memorable term for marine mammals).  I found the
birding completely infectious.

b.  I now know the correct term for myself...... "A cheap date".    Fits me
to a tee.   I've just turned 40, which alone is quite frightening enough but
at my current rate, concerning my birding prowess of course,  I will still
be a cheap date until my late 60's !!   I recently went to my local wetland
(Edithvale) and *with help* came away with 3 ticks and that is even after
dipping on the Long-toed Stint.  AND I still need Mike Norris to kindly
double check things I thought I saw ie; Musk duck at Brighton baths.

So much to see and so little time.
Thanks for posting the link.

Karen, the forever 'cheap date'.
Who has calmed considerably since last posting.  Sorry.

> For those of you who don't mind looking in the mirror ...
> March 15, 2002
> The Benevolent Bird Hunters
 snip story

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