Minitwitch Results

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Subject: Minitwitch Results
From: Mick Roderick <>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 05:01:34 -0700 (PDT)
Hi everyone,

The autumn Minitwitch was held on Sunday just gone and apart from one Dubbo 
team, it was an all-Hunter affair. It would really be great to see teams from 
other parts of Oz take part. I will endeavour to give more notice next time.

The winners this time around were the "Oil Barons", who came in with 129 spp. 
Not bad for a Sundee morning's birding, especially when it's on the penultimate 
day of March. Not too far behind were the "Square-tailed Quites" on 126 and 
then followed the "Timeless Turnstones" on 124. So it was pretty close at the 
top for this one.

West of the divide, the "Dubbo Double Dippers" managed 80 spp. despite the fact 
that recent rains had apparently left the waterbirds very few and far between 
out there. Craig Dipper is keen to have some 'inland' competition for the next 
event (I'm thinking probably Aug-Sept).

5 hours can be cruel and there is no need to go into the various dips that each 
team had to wear. But perhaps the most interesting was one Hunter team who came 
in without House Sparrow....a sign of the times maybe?

Oil Barons - 129
Square-tailed Quites - 126
Timeless Turnstones - 124
The Twits - 100
Dubbo Double Dippers - 80
Grumpy Frogmouths - 64 

Many thanks to all who participated. It really is a great morning's 
action-packed birding!

Mick Roderick

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