Re:The Big Twitch- The Big 5-0-0; number two list.

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Subject: Re:The Big Twitch- The Big 5-0-0; number two list.
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 10:33:12 +1000
Sorry Sean, couldn't resist.

You said:
"But I had to move on. As you head south, you pass the first dunes that
eventually reach the Simpson Desert. I stopped at one and heard Eyrean Grasswren
but they eluded me. A little further on, and nature called. I headed off into
the nearest dune, shovel and toilet paper in hand. There's been a bit of talk on
this forum about the merits of seeing birds while sitting down. As soon as I was
"seated", pants around ankles some grasswrens called nearby and in a scene
straight out of "Carry On Twitching", I managed to see my first Eyrean
Grasswren. (Number 497) Spotted Nightjar is another species reputed to be best
seen "on the job". I wonder who has the biggest number two list? Now there's a
birding-aus thread I'd not much care to see."

One 'Rule' I learnt early in my outback birding apprenticeship was to always
take my binos EVERYWHERE.
It certainly gives new meaning to 'Sitting down on the job'!
I must say, though, deciding whether to call the other members of the 'team' can
be a character building exercise especially if the bird in view is at the top of
somebody's 'hit-list'!!

Bob Inglis
Woody Point

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