It seems that I'm like most birders at the moment who is happy birding the patch! But for how long? With news of a Short-billed Dowitcher in Dorset most birders will leave there patch this weekend if it stays? to go and see this 'Mega' Wader and the fact the twitching season is not far away. I was wondering what will be missed locally due to the amount of time they could be away visiting other people's patch whilst gaining a tick! and the same applies to me too. Time will tell?