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Chew Valley School pupil hits 3000 twitches


11 year old Chew Valley School pupil Mya-Rose Craig, who comes from Compton Martin, has just recorded her 3000th twitch! Mya-Rose is a passionate birdwatcher and was the star of a BBC Four documentary “Twitchers: A Very British Obsession” in 2010.

003 Birdgirl with Crimson Rosella

Mya-Rose’s birdwatching has taken her to the furthest corners of the globe, despite her tender years. In spring 2012 the family left for a six-month birding trip to South America, taking in Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.  She has recently returned from a summer birding trip to Queensland, Australia.  Early in her trip she saw her 3,000th bird species in the world, the beautiful Regent Bowerbird, at Lamington National Park just south of Brisbane.  She also encountered some friendly Crimson Rosella there. 

“I was over the moon to see my 3000th bird species,” says Mya-Rose.  “As well as hundreds of different bird species, we saw Humpback Whales, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins, Duck-billed Platypus, Koala and lots of Wallaby and Kangaroo species.

“I am not sure where we are going next but a trip to Antarctica would be awesome; my seventh continent! “

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