Baicich, P. J, Goodwin, D & Rossetti, J / November 1985 – vol. 78, issue 11, pp 597–598 Definition of a birdwatcher. Do other British Birds readers also get branded as bird lovers rather than bird watchers by their non-birder friends? If so, we no longer have any problem in explaining this subtlety. We merely point to the beautifully objective note by Dr K. E. L. Simmons (Brit. Birds 78: 243-244), who calmly observed the antics of copulating House Sparrows Passer domesticus in the mi... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.