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Be like a birder

The Facebook craze of "Be like Bill" has spawned some amusing stuff. If you are a birder, not a twitcher and not a so-called bird photographer then you too might find this page vaguely amusing. 

I can't pretend that this is completly  tongue in cheek. I probably mean most of it......

Be like Jules, use bincoulars

How often do you see "bird people" with bincoculars these days? A whopping great camera won't help if you can't actually find what you are looking for.

Be like a birder, internet
What happened to finding your own stuff instead of following the crowd / Facebook?

Be like a birder, calls
I've lost count of the number of times I've seen someone with a massive telephoto lens have the bird they were after fly over calling without even noticing.....

Be like a birder, legs
A well known phenomenon. Are birders lazy, or do they opt to stay near their car in case something good turns up somewhere else?

Be like a birder, crop
The golden rule of nature photography - and the one that gets forgotten the most

Be like a birder, outside
You have to be in it to win it. Perhaps the low light levels that are not conducive to photography put a lot of people off? Or are is everyone going soft?

Be like a birder - supress
I'm OK with being a supressor. I don't need to put everything out there on the internet. Espcially during cold periods when freezing conditions force birds into situations where they are apt to be hounded by photographers and year listers....

Be like a birder, environment
Is the list the be-all and end-all?

Be like a birder, omissus
This one has to touch a nerve. I think we all know the feeling.

Be like a birder, hypocrite
And a response to comments......a sad fact of life.

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