Yes Mick, the ABC should give you airtime since their shops stock your
If they move 50 copies after your appearance, they might invite you
back more often.
On 29/10/2009, at 7:25 PM, Mick Roderick wrote:
Another year, another Twitchathon hey. Indeed, good luck to all on
the birding front and here's to some productive fundraising drives.
We have had a bit more success with our media efforts here in the
Hunter (where "Twitchathon" is a household word these days), with
ABC local radio inviting me to do a pre-twitch interview, as well as
a post-twitch wrap-up on Tuesday - they initially asked me to do
Monday morning...are they serious!?!? A cake drive or two at the
office never goes astray either.
2/3 of the Hunter Home Brewers sought 'good oil' today (we're one
man down this year after one team member embarked on an 'emergency
surfing trip' to SE Asia). Things are looking pretty good in the
So good in fact, that we have decided to be true to our name (all of
it this time!) and stick to the local patch. Our aim is to be the
first team ever to notch up 220 species all within the catchment of
a single major river (no prizes for guessing which river). To do so
we will need to nail all of those typically western birds that have
spilt over the big hill this year (eg Native Hens, Masked
Woodswallows, Black Honeyeater etc) whilst picking up the vast
majority of the regular migrants and residents. I guess that's the
We'll see how we go.
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