To: "kbrandwood" <>, "birdingaus" <>
Subject: twitchathon
From: "Greg" <>
Date: 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.

Greg Clancy

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