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The Sport of Birdwatching

Whilst I have been rather denigrating the pursuit of listing birds as the be-all and end-all of birdwatching, it would be wrong never to relax and spend a day just seeing how many birds you can locate. This can be … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Birdwatching: When to See Birds

Birds are present in almost any type of habitat throughout the year. Seasonally, their abundance may well vary and these changes should be of interest to the birdwatcher-naturalist. He will want to know why birds are absent or why there … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Birding: Where to See Birds

great spotted woodpecker female foraging for grubs

Birds can be found everywhere from city centres and industrial areas to the most luxuriant and ancient woodlands and reedy marshlands. Some can be very obvious like the Blackbirds and Robins in your garden, although both can be very inconspicuous … Continue reading

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Birdwatching: Field Behaviour

Field behaviour is one aspect of birdwatching in which some people can be rather weak. Two points must always be remembered: firstly, most land, even the foreshore, belongs to someone; secondly, it is important to show a deep concern for … Continue reading

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Bird Watching: In the Field

I have emphasized that if you want to get close to birds or if you want them to come close to you, you must behave like a hunter but without his desire to kill. Your subdued clothing will disguise you, … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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