Wednesday, 11 January 2017

BIG Lists

Just sat down after completing my re-training...always tougher than training I feel! I checked my e-mail and noticed one from Phil referring to a World BIG Year. An impressive total no doubt!
 
It got me thinking...always dangerous. Would I like to do it? No thanks. Seeing that many birds in that period of time wouldn't do it for me. Many places I would never consider going for many different reasons. The sheer magnitude of learning to ID that many species?
 
I prefer to build a list for a chosen area. It's pretty apparent which from this Blog. I have no desire to blast around the continents...besides I can't afford it!!
 
I've read many accounts of extreme Birding endeavours and hats off to those who try but I'm happy trying to build the lists I cherish and that's what I'll continue to do.
 
I'd still like to go to Attu though...
 
 
Texas pic...Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, McAllen...
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

Richard Boon said...

Just been reading your Texas accounts. All I can say is you are married to a saintly woman!

Alan Whitehead said...

So true Richard. So true!