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Bird species

I have spent the evening sorting all my bird shots and renaming them etc etc. In almost 4 years of photography I have only captured 31 different species. I genuinely thought by the number of pictures I have there would have been hundreds!?

Also I don't have pictures of common birds such as chaffinches or swallows.

This could become addictive!

Does anyone else have a species count?

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Re: Bird species

I have just counted 121 species including several foreign birds. Some are good images, quite a few are just record shots.

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Re: Bird species

Yep, sad though my wife says it is that I do so... I do maintain a UK bird life-list.
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Re: Bird species

Err, Um, Well.......
Yes, yes i do keep a list of all the bird species I have photographed.
It's not sad if you are into Ornithology and bird photography.
But some people think it strange that I indulge in these pursuits rather than getting bleutered every night.
Now I think that is sad!
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Re: Bird species

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I have spent the evening sorting all my bird shots and renaming them etc etc. In almost 4 years of photography I have only captured 31 different species. I genuinely thought by the number of pictures I have there would have been hundreds!?

Also I don't have pictures of common birds such as chaffinches or swallows.

This could become addictive!

Does anyone else have a species count?

Tim
Good question. I don't catalogue my bird shots but I am building a data base of species I have shot on our nature reserve which I use to display as a slide show of birds currently in residence on a digital photo frame in our visitor centre. During Spring and Autumn migration I change the content several times a week. At present I have 109 different species in the data base. I also have another 10 or so species shot elsewhere in the uk. So around 120 species in total.
Of course being a birder I keep a year list (currently98) and a life list(currently 195). As there are 592 species in the "official" UK list I have a way to go yet.

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Re: Bird species

Some big numbers there, I definitely have a long way to go!
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Re: Bird species

Couple of hundred on film and another 40+ species on digital.

Rather amusingly, the species I've had published the most are House Sparrows and Blue Tits.
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Re: Bird species

Strangely for me David, is that I have only this year and last year seen a few more House Sparrows around. When I was a kid, I remember seeing (and hearing their chirping) them everywhere in abundance. Now though... there are vastly fewer of them. Believe it or not, it is only this year that they have started frequenting my garden feeding station!!

Blue Tits on the other hand... well they are everywhere
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Re: Bird species

Wood pigeons are most popular in our garden at the moment.
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