I imagine standing in the grand vistas of the world. The sunny bright arctic circle. The snowy dark forests of Canada. The Egyptian deserts. The Himalayan mountains. The Congolese rain forest. How am I going to find some of these birds safely without getting hurt? Several are in dangerous zones around Africa and Asia. To name just a few.....
I love birding new locales because they have the potential for so many exciting finds. I especially love birding spots that have never been birded before!
Then there is the photography part. Having a nice stock photo in my files makes me breathe easier. I like having detailed shots of all my birds, but as many of us know, lighting conditions, movement, or even the color of the bird's feathers can have an impact on the photo. Perhaps it's like collecting baseball cards? I would just like to observe the birds without having to worry about getting the pics because carrying the camera around can also be an unnecessary weight. Knowing I have a solid pic makes the birdwatching experience much better.
|Taveta Golden Weaver|