Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Birding on the run and why I like blogging
Black Kite. (Not my Photo).
Well, I am away for a few days and having to travel a couple of thousand kms, to stop boredom setting in I have decided to bird on the run. What it means is- I dont stop and if I cannot be sure, I dont list it. This is what I saw as I drove.
Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Austrlian White Ibis, Little Pied Cormorant, Dusky Moorehen, Grey Butcherbird, Red Rumped Parrot, Purple Swamphen, Red Kneed Dotterel, Galah, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Black-shouldered Kite, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australian Magpie, Australian Magpie ( White backed form), Australian Raven, Little Raven, Magpie Lark, Common Myna, Pied Cormorant, Little Black Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Willy Wagtail, Nankeen Kestrel, White-winged Chough, Straw-necked Ibis, Little Egret, Australian Wood Duck, Hardhead, Chestnut Teal, Black kite, Wattlebird, Noisy Miner.
Not a bad list at 120kph. As you can see- they are all big birds. Its too hard ,(and dangerous), to identify little brown flitty things. The ease of the water birds was as a result of the rain and all the dams, lakes and water courses were full, giving me an easy opportunity to see a "sitting duck."
Now here are some of the reasons why I like blogging.
1. Its a diary of sorts. Allowing me to record some of the things I like to do.
2. It keeps me in touch with my friends around the world.
3. It motivates me to take photographs and stuff like that.
4. I enjoy the bloggers that I have never met, yet there is a link with them.
An example of this is- today I stumble on a post where Sylvie Guillem is the title.. I did not search for it but its a "link" to a blog I have never read before.
5. By reading other blogs from around the world I learn things too and I find other bloggers encouraging ( as I hope I am as well)
I guess- at this point it fills the void that I would have filled with my music.
So- to my fellow blogger, Bricolage, here is a "Make My Day" award for your post on Guillem. (you may copy it from the side bar of my blog.. its right at the bottom)