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What they say. We are grateful to Crispin Bird names explained Fisher for telling us about this conversation he and Norman Arlott had with a twitcher in a hide at Titchwell RSPB Reserve last August: TWITCHER: 'What's about?' CF/NA: 'It's pretty good this morning. On the lagoon there are two Spoonbills, a drake Wigeon, a du


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