Going for the One
Hi all, just starting putting together my finds bird list and I’m really struggling with what counts as a find. If you are on fair isle and stumble across a Pechora that no one else has seen then that is clearly a Find. Likewise seeing a house sparrow in your garden. I’m not sure many would deny you that tick on your Find List. But then it gets tougher. Would you count an avocet at minsmere? Someone else has seen them first. Stone curlew at weeting Heath? Or what if you’ve heard that long eared owls are roosting in the lee valley park? I wasn’t told told where but I did see them on my own. Nobody else pointed them out, but I was only there because I knew they were there. Or what if I found a black browed albatross off Filey head? I was only there because I’d heard it had already been seen off Gibraltar and flamborough heads earlier in the day. I wonder if anyone else has any views and how they resolve these issues.