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Starting the Year with a Twitch

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Imagine the scene, you are on the beach with your trusty spaniel at your side, enjoying the bracing 2009 icy air and the space. Just like this pic:


Anyway, I scoop up Dandy’s well loved tennis ball and give it a good chuck down past the burn toward the sea birds on the shore line. I then spin round to see an unexpected site of a gaggle of Twitchers completed with serious anoraks, telescopes and lenses that a tabloid photographer would be proud of. I hope the doggy antics did not spoil their 1 chance in 25 years viewing of the Less Spotted Hog Snout. (Okay I made that up – a good google did not give me any good twitching news site revealing the target of the spying. They probably do it all by carrier pigeon instead).

As I walked off the beach and past the Twitchers, not a single hardback thumbed copy of ‘2008 Birds of Britain’ was hurled in my direction so I think we were okay.

Happy New Year to you and I hope you find what you want to spot this year!


Written by daftspaniel

January 1, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Posted in 2009, Beach

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