"kbrandwood" <>, "birdingaus" <>
Sat, 31 Mar 2007 18:27:05 +1000
Hi all and Keith,
It is interesting that this issue is raised now (which is not really that
interesting as even the Prime Minister now is aware of global warming, I
think!!!) as this year is to be the first year that the Black-necked
Stalkers have decided to do both the inland and the coast. This is because,
as Keith points out, twitchers confining their route to the inland are at a
disadvantage when compared to people on the coast, however people on the
coast are also at a disadvantage compared to those who do the inland then
drive all night to reach the coast. I call it the double-twitch where
twitchers do an inland twitch and a coastal twitch. It is virtually
impossible to win without doing so. The Black-necked Stalkers have for the
past two years confined their twitching to the Clarence River Valley and
although gaining a respectable tally could not match the winners. Winning
is not everything but it is nice to know that you have at least a level, or
near level, playing field.
Maybe there could be a limit on the distance allowed to be travelled. Maybe
double-twitches are just too climate unfriendly.
I look forward to other birdo's comments on this issue.
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