Originally Posted by Steve
John,I would say that the majority of people don't want to do a scientific study of migration over there garden or apartment balcony, I also don't think that many youngsters or indeed any age people have the id skills to know what a flock of seagulls (type) for instance looks like?
People will be happy just to report what they see on the 5th of April whether its on migration or just pecking seed of a feeder.
Your article says "birders are coming together" and I took it in that sense. What you say now makes me think it is even better than I thought if we keep birders' actions separate from the hoi-polloi Chris Packham is attempting to enthuse. Lets do something lastingly useful with this prolonged but hopefully one-off opportunity, not participate in ephemeral love-ins.