Re: birding-aus Twitching

To: morris <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Twitching
From: Atriplex Services <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 08:28:57 +1030

morris wrote:

>  Futhermore recent comments by Denise Goodwfellow and Anne of
> Atriplex about "twitchers" which is ofcourse is just another name for
> birdwatcher, are a bit hard to take, they seem to have a "holier than thou "
> flavour which makes me wonder if perhaps they are on the wrong birding chat
> line!

If you read my message again, Alan, and a bit more carefully, you'll see that I 
refering to the public perception/marketing image of birders, re raising funds 
the corporate sector and others. I took pains to point out that I now know 
than to perceive most twitchers in a negative way, though I still prefer to call
myself a "birder" because I don't usually go out of my way to tick a new 
species. I
belong more to the Watching, rather than Ticking fraternity.
Please don't get your feathers ruffled on my account - there's room for both

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