Digital Cameras for recording sightings

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Digital Cameras for recording sightings
From: David Adams <>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:08:48 +1100
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Peter Shute <> wrote:

> Regarding the taking of photos instead of notes, sometimes it backfires.  If 
> the photos are out of focus, too dark, motion blurred, silhouetted, doesn't 
> show a particular feature, etc, you can end up with no id.  I take photos if 
> it looks like the bird is going to depart before I have time to take notes, 
> and if I think I can get a good shot, but I try to take notes too if I can.

Excellent point. I keep a tiny notebook with pencil in a shirt pocket
when I'm out birding. There are times when a few notes can make all of
the difference.

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