I'd agree with that - getting good photos is very much a deliberate act. That's not to say it can't be enjoyable just walking around doing a bit of both - it tends to suit more observational type birding :t:
Thank you for your helpful comments.
I am not really a serious photographer. I have not got a serious goal to clinch fantastic shots of birds. I have kind of been using my bridge camera as a telescope in a sort of way. What I mean is, that I havent got an actual telescope at all. Ive been going birding with just bins and bridge camera (travelling light!) , and taking shots of birds I see, with the goal of later viewing the shots taken on the computer to clinch identity of the birds seen.
Where birds are distant one often is not able to identify properly the bird until when one gets back home and looks at the photo on the computer. . A prime example of this is when doing wetland birding and birds such as waders are a long way off. With the superzoom camera with zoom fully extended quality has been poor and at times Identification has not happened.
Maybe I would have been better served had I gone for a more modern superzoom bridge camera, but perhaps now I do have the D7100, it might work out for me say, on a future , once in a lifetime trip to the Gambia. Who knows. Do you think taking both cameras out with me would be a good idea please?