British Twitchers - Canberra times

To: "Laurie Knight" <>, "Simon Clayton" <>
Subject: British Twitchers - Canberra times
From: "" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:03:33 +1100
There will be quite a few overwintering in the UK in 2015, hoping to see a few 
more Cooks Golden Duck unless it is extinct by then.

Yours in all things "green"

John Harris
Croydon, Vic
Owner - Wildlife Experiences
Nature Photographer
Wildlife Guide


President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

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From: "Laurie Knight" <>
To: "Simon Clayton" <>
Cc: <>
Subject: [Birding-Aus] British Twitchers - Canberra times
Date: Wed, Dec 18, 2013 22:36

I suspect that English twitchers are more likely to overwinter in  
Australia than vice-versa.

Regards, Laurie.

On 18/12/2013, at 11:08 AM, Simon Clayton wrote:

> Hi All,
> I think Australian twitchers should be taxonomically split from  
> British
> twitchers, they have more available prey and have to migrate shorter
> distances for it. This results in larger flock sizes and greater  
> competition
> for prey items. They are clearly more vocal too, must be a separate  
> species.
> :-)
> I used to twitch in UK when I was a teenager, but fortunately it  
> hasn't
> affected me.
> Bananas,
> Simon Clayton
> Manager
> Birdrangers, Gibraltar Reserve
> Cangai, NSW, 2460
> <>
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