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    Filthy twitchers - which birds do you regret NOT going for?

    When people ask me 'where's the best place you've ever been birding in the World' I answer 'Cape May' before they finish the sentence. But then, as Steve hinted, we were very very lucky to see it through many months of the year. (I even lived there continuously about three years at one point). I...
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    Filthy twitchers - which birds do you regret NOT going for?

    Gosh what a tale! Alan Amery was the only bloke I'd known who'd seen this bird till now: him and his wife. He once handed me a glass of whisky in one hand and some sketches of the CSW he'd had commissioned by a well-known artist in the other. I heard only 18 people saw it?
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    Filthy twitchers - which birds do you regret NOT going for?

    I stumbled into a picture from that era on my computer earlier in the week and was delighted to see I had photographic evidence of my Gurney's Pitta T-shirt that has long since been (unfortunately) lost. The 'Britseye' moniker stems from a thing I wrote in 1999 'A Brit's Eye View of Cape May' -...
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    Filthy twitchers - which birds do you regret NOT going for?

    There aren't many great men (or women) in the public sphere at the moment IMO, but Jurgen is definitely one of them! And I count Wolves as one of my three 'second teams' along with Norwich and Newcastle. To see Wolves in their old gold and black play Norwich in their canary yellow and green...
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    Filthy twitchers - which birds do you regret NOT going for?

    Er, steady on there, Steve...you don't look half as cute without your long hair! ;) But here's a bunch of flowers anyway :flowers: So...have you worked out who your secret admirer is yet? I'm sure there's a photo of us standing outside the Huntington House, Cape May 1994 somewhere in my mum's...
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    Filthy twitchers - which birds do you regret NOT going for?

    My football team, Champions of Europe B (: has a motto which reads: What you achieve over the course of Time, has Echoes in Eternity. Of course we should reminisce about these things...otherwise what's the point of going for them! Anything else is just scratching an itch or indulging in...
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    Filthy twitchers - which birds do you regret NOT going for?

    Duskys are virtually annual on Scilly nowadays; usually between about 22nd October and 10 November, and nearly always hang around for a minimum of a week to ten days. There were half-a-dozen in that period last year.
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    Filthy twitchers - which birds do you regret NOT going for?

    Definitely not tiresome, Wolfie. Go for it. That weekend you speak of was six months before I got to the south-west, but I got a phone call from a friend who was in the middle of the same clean-up you experienced. I was living in Ireland at the time, seeing nothing for months, and was totally...
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