Hi Lorne and others.
This is a point which often comes up when speaking to other birders. It
often crosses my mind how difficult and frustrating it must be for
people who would love to go twitching but because of their circumstances
are unable to do so, and I remember well how I used to be in that
But having recently done three such twitches - Javan Pond Heron ( Darwin
in March), Black-tailed Gull ( Geraldton in May), and Red-legged Crake(
Whim Creek yesterday) I must say I feel extremely fortunate to in fact
have the option to undertake such dashes to remote places. I guess it's
a matter of one's perceived priorities as to whether it's worth it or
not, but then what is retirement for if it isn't a time for a few
Re Lorne's last line though, I doubt you'll get too much out of Birds
Aust for such ventures ! Oddly, they seem to have a few other
Cheers. Tony in Adelaide.
On Behalf Of Lorne Johnson
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 10:12 AM
Subject: spare a thought for those who can't spontaneously
Hello bird lovers,
Put your hand up if you haven't got the time or money to go and twitch
the Red-legged Crake in WA right now...
My hand's up.
To our dear twitchers, spare a thought for the hundreds out there in Oz
who aren't able to up and go right now.
I think Birds Australia should raise funds for those who can't twitch
vagrants and rarities in 2007. What do people think?
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