An enthusiastic conservation biologist's life in the sticks & travel adventures.
http://10000birds.com/birdings-biggest-dips.htm says it means to go looking for a particular species and fail. I'm not a birder, but I have to say, birding blogs are among my faves. (Seagull Steve/Felonious Jive and the Too Photos a Day guy amuse me endlessly.)
100% agreed re: 2p/d & BB&B. Deelightful.
Dipped is an British birding term. Means, did not see it. It is often connected with "twitch" (going to see a particular rare vagrant species that has showed up) and "dip" (miss it).
Lovely. THANKS. =) I love etymology (in addition to entomology), so am going to need to look them BOTH up now. I particularly love twitched. Like an involuntary response that indicates a weakness. You MUST go look. =)
I thought that explaining Sht Birders Say would make a good blog post.. so here it is: birdingblogs.com/2012/Gunnar/sht-birders-say-for-non-birdersEnjoy!!
Yeah, I know all about dipping. A little too well. Usually someone will report a certain bird or species in one area, oftentimes a rare or uncommon bird, and then birders will try to go look for it and fail to do so. It's happened to us a few times. Such is birding!
hahaha.... this is awesome!
Cool people write inside rectangles....