• Twitching

    3 years ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Twitching is a British term used to mean “the pursuit of a previously located rare bird.” In North America it is more often called chasing, though the British usage is starting to catch on there, especially among younger birders 1 .
    I have never really been a twitcher. Basically, I never had the time to chase birds. That being said, I have just recently conducted my seventh successful twitch!
    The Snow Bunting in the two photos above was found less than 60 miles from my home.
    Oddly enough, the Common Redpoll , my first ever twitch back in the winter of 2009, was spotted within a mile or so...
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