I love writing, and more specifically, I love writing about birds (and occasionally other biodiversity). I’m a reasonably fast typer, so it’s easy for me to ramble and digitally immortalise my meandering thoughts. My aim with this site is simple – to give structure to those thoughts, and share them. I’ve also found that the best way to learn, is to teach. I’ve got a whole whiteboard full of questions and potential blog post topics staring at me; hopefully I’ll eventually get the time to research and answer some of those questions here. A blog post carries at least a little more gravitas and permanence than for example, a tweet or Facebook status update (I’m very bad with social media, and tend to shun such communications).
What I don’t want this blog to be is a digital diary of my travels, filled with pretty pictures, and boastful captions. In fact, except for the one in my phone, I don’t own a camera and my wife doesn’t generally let me use her Canon, because I’m always bumping it and leaving it on the car roof. Make no mistake, I have a reference database of bird photos that probably exceeds 100,000, but they were either donated to me by photographers (which is something I much appreciate…hint, hint), or saved from the Internet.
If you have a burning bird-related question, or something you think might make for an interesting post, let me know! Or, even better, why don’t you write a guest post? My details are below.