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December 28, 2010

My first twitching experience

Filed under: biology,bird,nature — takaita @ 09:13
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Birdwatchers (or twitchers) have it easy. Personally I am more into dragonflies. Of course there is information available about which species can be found where. But then still the area is a lot larger then the dragonfly, which means some searching and luck or experience.

Birdwatchers do it differently. Whenever there is a rare bird, they come from all places to “spot” it. Some even have a deal with their employer that they can leave their job to spot a new species for their list. They get notified on their mobile phone, by email or whatever means there is for instant communication.

This time I read about an invasion of Bohemian Waxwings. A bit of a rarity. Several individuals were spotted in my city, on walking distance from my home. So I walked there. There was only one left, but so easy to find.

People watching a Bohemian Waxwing

Permanently a small group of people was standing and staring. The people can be spotted from far away. And on arrival they kindly pointed to the top of the tree where the bird was. I took a photo as well.

Bohemian Waxwing


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