A moan

Cannot see the point of posting sightings such as 'Swifts over my house....' when there is no indication of where 'my house' actually is!.

And it is difficult to take seriously the postings that include birds that don't actually exist in any bird books that I possess such as Greater Black Backed Gulls, Canadian Geese, Shoveller, Greater Spotted Woodpecker.

Harvey Kendall.

Eds: Good point about location. Would contributors please give location (a general description is fine if you don't want to identify your exact home address). With regard to names, whislt it's helpful to quote the precise name if you can, we understand that not everyone is aware of all birds' exact names. We welcome postings from a variety of contributors of differing abilities. We generally would not correct slip ups in names where the species is clear even if technically not quoted correctly. 

If contributors are making points, please try and do so in a contructive tone and remember we all make mistakes; so if correcting something, please do so in way you would be happy to be on the receiving end of. 

Posted May 6th, 2017 at 10:03 am by Harvey Kendall in Bird News