Saturday, 31 March 2012

Greed is good.............

...................is the adage from 80's smash hit 'Wall Street'. But in the world of self-found birding, it really could be.
I can see an element of gamesmanship creeping into play as the migrants start turning up. Broom will become one of the 'theatres' in the battle for scarce birds. 
But as the tactical warfare continues it is important to stay one step ahead of the competition. Basically your objective isn't to just self-find for your own list. It is to self-find to prevent others from listing.
In other words, If you can find every Whimbrel at Broom, the chances are other SFYListers will struggle.

Today at Broom I managed 3 more for the list, 5 Sand Martin after many attempts and 2 Little Ringed Plover found in Gypsy Lane East. Just as I was about to leave, a Swallow flew north.

So, is greed still good?..................Of course it is!!

Gordon Gekko
 
"There's no God damn way I'd stop at one Whimbrel"


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