Monday, 7 June 2010

Who do you tell about the birds you see?

I had a lovely walk along the Water of Leith today and was delighted to see a medium sized flock of swifts flying around (though given how much insects they must eat I was annoyed to find myself still being well bitten by midges!) There were also lots of other birds around, great tits and long tailed tits were both busily looking after young families and one song thrush decided to walk alongside me up a hill at one point.

So what do I do with all my bird sightings? To find out about that and other wildlife recording information systems, visit the Information Officers Support Blog where I've just posted a post about that very topic! You can read it here.

8 comments:

The Storialist said...

Very interesting! What a lovely (and useful) practice--wildlife recording. It does show how everything is connected.

Quackster said...

Sometimes, you have to take time out to appreciate the finer things in life. I saved a group of ducklings after their mother was run over a car. The person who ran her over didn't even stop. It was saddening, but I'm glad that I was able to save her little ones.

Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

Gillena Cox said...

thanks for sharing its always fun to read about your bird sightings

much love
gillena

Nat Hall said...

This is what I call productive birding, Juliet :)

RoadBunner said...

Ah! I remember the Scottish midge well!

Titus said...

Our swifts have arrived too, which never bodes well for my laundry.
Small sacrifice.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I remember growing up; my grandmother had a bird feeder outside her dining room window and she used to call my sisters and I in to look at the window and talk about it. I thought at the time that this was such a boring thing to do... but as an adult I can see that it is such appreciation of a moment of peace, especially if times are hard.

Mistlethrush said...

The BTO bird Atlas is also looking for folks to make roving records of species seen, especially of there's proof of breeding.

Scottish midges are mega as I recall!