|A juvenile Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea manilensis)|
|A male Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)|
|Streaked Spiderhunter (Arachnotera magna)|
|A male Orange Bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma)|
This is much more important aspect to be considered if your target birds are from the open lands. They are able to see you from far distance. The moment they noticed of your presence, they might not doing anything (courting, feeding etc) except of watching you. It does give an impact on its survival. So be very careful on this issue.
1. Keep your volume low....very low. Respect the animals and the nature. Plus you might annoy other birders as well when they are eyeing their lifer.
2. Do not litter. Keep a plastic bag with you to throw the rubbish.
3. Do not use your mobile phones at the site (for non emergency situations). First you may scare away the birds with your ringtones. Second, you will miss a chance to have a glimpse on birds while you are busy with your phone. Imagine if that was a lifer...you wasted it.
4. Before sharing a birding site to other birders or photographers, think again and again about the potential impacts on the birds and the habitat.
5. Do not trespass into private lands just to get a click of your target birds. Seek permission from the right owner if you really need to go in.
6. Do not smoke! This is totally ain't cool.
7. Road Rules! At times we do have to look at this, so that we dont
Be very respectful towards our feathered friends plus their allies in the wild. Don't be just a photographer in the wild, instead try to contribute at least to your minimal level for their survival. They are alive like us. They have a family like us. So be courteous. Happy Birding!
|Pacific Swallows (Hirundo tahitica)|