birding from a chair

To: Jim Davis <>
Subject: birding from a chair
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 11:40:22 +1000
>  Birding from a chair offers three advantages (over walking) when one's
>focus is on watching behaviour.  These are: 1) You are less likely to
>disturb the birds  2) if the chair has a back rest, it is much easier on the
>neck when looking into the trees and 3) it is much easier to take notes
>while sitting down. Whether I see more species while sitting as oppose to
>walking is simply unimportant to me although I did enjoy watching the Red
>Goshawk in Mt Isa. Although it is possible to observe behaviour while
>walking, it is much more efficient to do so when sitting down.

Horses for courses - as I intimated!

Lawrie Conole
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