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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:11 PM

Feathers fly as twitchers prepare for the Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

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Reply Feathers fly as twitchers prepare for the Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 (Original post)
shenmue Jan 13 OP
TygrBright Jan 13 #1
TubbersUK Jan 13 #2
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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:26 PM

1. Is "twitcher" a Brit-ism for "birder"? n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:33 PM

2. Yes, a birdwatcher n/t

Twitcher:

The term originated in the 1950s, when it was used for the nervous behaviour of Howard Medhurst, a British birdwatcher.

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Response to TubbersUK (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:15 PM

3. Thanks! Like so many Brit-English idioms, delightfully evocative. n/t

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