RULES OF BIRDING1- Always check the car park2- Never turn down a loo break or bottled water - carry a lens cloth 3- Always check behind you
4- Check for yourself – the LOL rule5- Don't dismiss odd reports from old ladies with houses abroad- they know their shrikes!6- Use dead ground7- Check before pishing8- Call it if it looks odd- sort it later9- Try not to wear white10- Don’t argue with numpties
11- Let the binoculars choose you!S
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In reply to rspbailey:
12 - Always remember to look up as many a bird will fly over you as you have the binoculars pointed at a bird on the ground. concentrate on the bird you are watching most of the time - If it's good you'll hear it going over - 13 - Always have a snack with you even something simple as a mars bar as sometimes you're out longer than you think. Everyday advice- birding or not :)
14 - And invest in good waterproofs and decent wellies. Comes under equipment - invest in binoculars etc is a given :):) S
In reply to seymouraves:
Always carry a bit of bribery.
It often works wonders with many smaller birds, particularly robins, which will often feed from ones hand.
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