Phil's Birding Diary ............. #NoPicNoTick

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Most Recent Lifers
Greenish Warbler 17/09/2016
Baird's Sandpiper 31/08/2016
Western Purple Swamphen 03/08/2016
Cattle Egret 31/07/2016
Turtle Dove 29/07/2016
White-winged Black Tern 10/07/2016
White-winged Scoter 30/06/2016
Caspian Tern 18/06/2016
Great Knot 16/06/2016
Knot 16/06/2016
Cetti's Warbler 15/05/2016
Little Gull 11/05/2016
Whiskered Tern 11/05/2016
Red-spotted Bluethroat 08/05/2016
Wood Warbler 05/05/2016
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 30/04/2016
Kentish Plover 26/04/2016
Wheatear 03/04/2016
White Wagtail 02/04/2016
Bar-tailed Godwit 25/03/2016

Site Statistics
Total Species (lifers)280
GPS Tagged Photos356
Oldest Diary Entry06/04/2013
Newest Diary Entry20/09/2016

"Birder or Twitcher? For now I prefer Birder - if I ever visit the Scilly Isles or the Shetland Isles then I'll admit to being a Twitcher.

Either way, in my book, a 'tick' requires photo evidence. I enjoy photography so I decided to combine the two. I would much rather look back at a photograph and relive the moment in a few years; rather than just have some jotted notes and a fading memory.

Considering some of the many 'old school' birders/twitchers I have encountered so far - it's no wonder LGRE* thinks cheating is rife (deliberate or otherwise).

Having said all that, I'm in competition with no-one and I'm on no 'official' lists. I just do all of this for personal satisfaction and enjoyment. If anybody does see a mis-identification on this site then please let me know."

~ Phil Birder, 2016.


*LGRE - Lee Evans, the George Michael of the birding world. A lot like Marmite.

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