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All these fantastic photos in this subforum are turning me into a damn "Birder"... safari will not be the same again!

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... Years in some people's cases...

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Be careful, ZaminOz! I tried it this year.... it can take over your life.

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  • 3 months later...

Hi ,

We really dont look for the birds but this year have really noticed them especially at lake nakuru you cant really avoid them . we taught our driver guide a new word" twitcher "

he hadnt heard it before now even he needs a bird book .

julie. :D

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Hey talking of bird talk or bird words..

 

Who can tell me what spishing is?

 

Ever tried it?

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I don't (s)pish but I do talk to birds such as a robin which comes to the feeders while I am filling them and to ducks in the park. One of those laughing/quacking noises seems to calm them when walking near them.

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Being a birder is a blessing, rather than a curse.

 

You never get bored. Being a "big 5-er" must be a terrible curse.

 

Being a spider-er is even better as you can keep yourself entertained long after the sun goes down and all the diurnal birds have gone to sleep (yes yes I'm aware of nocturnal birds - but they're not nearly as numerous or conspicuous as spiders)

 

I always think, "anyone who can't appreciate the beauty of a malachite kingfisher, the majesty of a crowned eagle, or the sheer horror of a marabou stork shouldn't bother coming on safari"

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