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Docu-twitching

Unread post by Mafunyane » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:29 pm

After I read the birding index I did not find something similar but if there is please forgive me.

I was watching a documentary yesterday about Cheetahs when in the documentary there was some great bird sightings which did not even get a mention, so I had the idea of starting a birding list of mine with bird sightings I saw on documentary's. I love birds very much but in the city it gets a bit hard sometimes, that is when I am in the city. I saw for example :Wattled crane ; Verreauxes eagle-owl; Korri- bustard etc. yesterday and it made me check up on some bird's and sounds I did not recognize as it was filmed in a different country. I think this could be fun if anybody cares to join me...
What do you guys think?
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Re: Docu-twitching

Unread post by DavenJan » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:31 pm

That's how the birding bug bites. Soon you will be watching birds and notice something in the background, maybe a lion or rhino :D
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:00 pm

I have not 'formalized' this, but also look for and listen for birds in doccies, and some sports events like the Leopard's Creek golf!
I also have seen YBK's in Indian cricket!
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Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:02 pm

I have "seen" Indian Mina in India, Australia, and all over SA. :wall:
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Unread post by pantera leo » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:14 pm

Sounds great to me! :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Tilandi » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:13 pm

Watching Pasela on SABC2. Seen Flamingo's - place called Botrivier. Firehawk advert - Raptor (not sure which one). White-faced Duck and Peacock All in about 10 minutes :wink:
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Unread post by wingman » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:12 pm

The was an article i saw on ODP about a guy interviewed in the Uk with somewhere in the region of 10000 species recorded off Tv it was about armchair twitching i will try to trace it and post it but it certainly has a following overseas, i may be wrong on the figure but will try to update.
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Unread post by Moira de Swardt » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:40 am

wingman wrote:The was an article i saw on ODP about a guy interviewed in the Uk with somewhere in the region of 10000 species recorded off Tv it was about armchair twitching i will try to trace it and post it but it certainly has a following overseas, i may be wrong on the figure but will try to update.


Sounds interesting. Armchair travelling is a source of great pleasure to many, and armchair bird watching should be no different.
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