Re: Twitchathon time

Subject: Re: Twitchathon time
From: "steve roderick" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 13:15:48 +1000

Well, I'm sure you'll all be disappointed to know that the Hunter Home Brewers have also decided to decline in this year's Twitchathon. The temptation to give the Woodswallows a proper run-for-their-money just wasn't enough. An extra hour on satdee arvo, enabling critical time for key species that would otherwise be out of reach, just couldn't persuade us motley crew back to the Twitchathon arena. The constant rivalry with fellow Hunter-bedfellows, the Hunter Thickheads, just couldn't lure us bawdy-bearded brewing birdos back. The unparalleled driving force of the adrenalin-charged ticking just doesn't cut it anymore. The priming of the Green Hornet may have all been in vain.

Good luck to all those teams who are participating, especially the aforementioned Woodswallows and Thickheads, we will certainly miss you all this year.

Regards, a dipping Brewer.

P.S - if you believe a single word of this then you don't know the Twitchathon!! GO THE BREWERS!!!!!

P.P.S - was that 222 or 221?


>Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Re: Twitchathon time
>Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:41:06 +1000
>Been too busy to be harassing people on this list about twitchathons.
>However ...
>The Whacked-out Woodswallows (three time defending champion in NSW) will
>be out and about again this weekend.  Our line-up has changed slightly
>with the retirement of Mick Todd but Carol Probets is as keen as ever and
>our new member, Clive Meadows, doesn't quite know what he's in for yet!
>I'm not sure that we can match the 222 species we recorded last year but
>we are going to give it a good try !!
>Funds from the 2004 Twitchathon in NSW will be going to the Capertee
>Valley Regent Honeyeater project with some of the funds being used to
>purchase water tankers to help with watering in of trees on planting
>weekends and drought proof the revegetation sites.  We are aiming for $15
>000 this year.
>To help raise the hoped for $15 000 we are going to need all the help we
>can get.  It's a very well worth while project and Peter Costello will
>very kindly reimburse all donations over $2 at tax time.  If you are
>looking for only one good cause to support this year then this is it.
>I'm sure you will hear much more about the twitchathon next week.
>By the way, ABC TV news will be airing a story about Regent Honeyeaters in
>the Capertee Valley this coming Sunday night.  My understanding is that,
>as well as the NSW ABC news, it could well be aired in the other states as
>well.  Unfortuneately I will be at the post-twitchathon celebrations in
>Newcastle when it is shown.
>David Geering
>Head Woodswallow
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