From a post in bird id forum, to a keen, new border, based solely on a humorous one liner at the end of his ID query, and got me considering how I treat the Code of Conduct
You might like to consider the Code of Conduct in future:
Five things to remember:
•avoid disturbing birds and their habitats – the birds’ interests should always come first
• be an ambassador for birdwatching
• know the law and the rules for visiting the countryside, and follow them
• send your sightings to the County Bird Recorder and record them on www.birdtrack.net
• Think about the interests of wildlife and local people before passing on news of a rare bird, especially during the breeding season.
Do I always treat the code as LAW, or as a good guide?
Bullet 1 - I always do this
Bullet 2- I rarely dish out foil wrapped hazelnut chocolate balls. As I don't understand the bullet. I help people, but I don't evangelize or tell anyone how to birdwatch. I advise as to hide etiquette, and how not to break the law. Other than this its up to them.
Bullet 3- this is a requirement for everyone, not just birdwatchers
Bullet 4- up to me if I do or not. I do not like birdtrack .net so why use it?
Bullet 5- always think of others.
I think its a guide, not the law, but some people seem to think its a law.
What are your views?