Photography and disturbing birds

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Subject: Photography and disturbing birds
From: "Wendy" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:54:22 +1100
Excessive disturbance of birds for photos, and pruning for nest shots is
outrageous - I have NEVER heard of tree shortening before!!!!!!!!!!!!
[Some lens shortening (with a hacksaw) seems appropriate compensation ......
for a start!!]

Wild birds do take advantage/use us too.

I am in to moth photography. On Sat I was searching scrub for a particular
moth (and moths in general). I flushed a moth, I did not have good shots of
in my collection, onto an exposed stick on its larval foodplant - perfect!
Before I could approach a Grey Fantail flashed across the path, feet from
me - and the moth disappeared!!
I actually thought this moth  was a poisonous one, but it must have just
been one of the pretenders!
The Fantail seemed pretty happy!

While not birds, I have also been followed about at night by a young water
rat/Rikali while searching for rare frogs with a researcher! NOT helpful....
for us! (Rotten foxes commonly did it too!!!)

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