I've got a bit of a soft spot for wood pigeons:
As well as these public displays of affection they are also very good at sitting on trees in a way that fools my husband into thinking 'is that a sparrowhawk'!
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
In reply to Clare:
For advice about Birding, Identification,field guides, binoculars, scopes, tripods, etc - put 'Birding Tips' into the search box
In reply to i love robins:
i love robins said:Hi Mike, A good point you make, although my records are my memories for instance, I was only looking back at the folder of all the different birds I had seen and noticed a couple of birds that I had named were not the species I had thought. This was when I had just started bird watching and photographing birds and any other wildlife I had seen. You may have seen on here recently I had identified a rock pipit as a dunnock and a house sparrow as a brambling so by looking back does have its merits. I also date my trips out and name the location which helps myself when looking back from last year at the birds that I had seen and the venue I had been to. Good memories
For me. It also is a guide to how rubbish I was at photographing birds when I first started, I have since seen a vast improvement firstly when I upgraded my lens and learned more about my camera and settings.
You're welcome ILR.
However, in hindsight, I feel my response was probably a tad harsh, because if the truth is known, without lists, we wouldn't know how species are surviving, and the ultimate failure of an endangered species, is not something any of us want to see, including me. And sadly, I feel these days, and more so in the future, we as a species will want to squeeze (a squeeze that gets tighter than a mangle or iron press as the years go by) that last drop of blood from a stone, just to justify our greedy existence!
But I'll shut up before I upset anyone.
I would also add, I guess indirectly I do keep lists, but photographic lists online. My photos are stored in albums, for quick reference and ease of locating....
Am I eating humble pie! LOL
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In reply to Mike B:
bird lists and logs-
here's a couple of pages from a more innocent time :)
i love robins said:Life is too short Mike, Enjoy what you do and do what you like, keep happy, and in these troubled times take care of yourself.
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