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Is it wrong that those two photos made me laugh quite hard? The bird looks arrogant
itself a rarity, and I'd go home excited
not knowing it was EVEN RARER
basically all indistinguishable
look through some of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf_warbler
speciating most of them is practically impossible
the same goes for the marsh/reed warblers
how they can call this an eastern crowned beyond doubt is amazing but I guess they're experienced twitchers
is a good name
jay or a tit, here's a pic
jays (or possibly one jay) in regent's park, it's a lovely wee shy bird.
jays have maybe 10-15x the bodymass of yer average tit
they can also fuck up a tit nest if they fancy
I wanted it to be something else
to be Bigfoot.
of storyville in which a guy with a camera followed some bird watchers around. They were really obsessive and competitive (at least he followed the most obsessive and competitive ones). There was one guy who self proclaimed himself to be the ultimate bird watching arbiter, he got to say if you'd really seen a bird or not.