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Old Tuesday 15th October 2013, 11:45   #1
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Straka & Turner 2013. Sympathy for the Twitcher: What Those Who Seek Rare Birds Do For Ornithology. Birding 45(5): 4046.
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Old Tuesday 15th October 2013, 21:58   #2
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Yes, I think I can relate to those aspects quite well.

I must confess that I am not a great recorder of common stuff even at my local patch (unless it flies overhead!) although I try to make an effort to report all "interesting birds". The added benefit of reporting these is that other birders (who may be more into "day-listing" than me) get attracted and may give an idea of the common birds...
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There is a subtlety about the title that I hope you guys haven't missed: it is clearly derived from the Rolling Stones's Sympathy for the Devil - I hope it isn't intended to indicate the author's true sympathy or otherwise.....

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