I'm new to this caper - only started BIRDING seriously in Sep 08 after our Jun 08 KNP trip and this forum - Thanks JvR, Wiltuinman and now the Stiffies - JenB
This is like doing a personality test.
I exhibit qualities of all 3.
Chaser: As the weekend approaches and if I know I'm going to be able to escape i will do a bit of research on birding spots and likely species - and pick my location so I can see some lifers. Seeing lifers regularly is easy for i am new to the game.
I do see myself planning my holidays to augment my interest. You can be assured the family will be going to Queensland soon - and not for the theme parks - this part of Australia has about 75% of our bird species. I'm looking forward to a trip to Perth (western Australia) too for the same reason. In April I will travel to India on business and I've already made a mental note to buy an Indian Bird book and I plan to use the 14 hours inbetween flights in KL in a park next to my hotel........have binocs...will travel.
Twitcher: my list is probably 150 and that includes Australian, Indian and South African birds. I don't really have a proper list - just ticks in my Birdbook - so I'm not a serious twitcher. .....yet
But I do travel with camera, birdbook and binos whenever we have the slightest chance of seeing something.....and my daughter ribs me about that.
Watcher: I would love to believe this is what I am.....but its early yet. Now you are more likely to find me missing my morning bus to work because theres soiltary budgie amongst a flock of sparrows in the reserve i walk through to get to my bus-stop. Or at a recent visit to the grampians I went missing for 4 hours.
So was not so much bothered by the 4 hours but when she realised I had missed my lunch (which I never do
) she was about to send out a search party into the Park