Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Much Sniping in the Marsh

Predictably, the Great Great Snipe Debate is now underway on BirdForum, Twitter, Facebook etc. And the positions being taken are all very predictable too. So to save a lot of hot air and time that could be better spent birding, here’s a simple flowchart to help you decide your response in cases like this (click to see it full size):


4 comments:

Archie said...

You're the Stephen Hawking of birding. These flow charts really do save valuable time, especially at such a crucial time of year. Please can you now formulate a 'Twitch Assessment' to outline the risk factor of connecting/dipping. I will then test it out over the autumn.

The Leicester Llama said...

Blimey, that's a tall order, and would definitely have to come with a 'use at your own risk' warning. I wouldn't want to be responsible for anyone missing anything, either by going or not going! But I might give it a go.

I fear, however, that my maths ability is not quite up to Professor Hawking's standards; having just about scraped a pass at O level, I was then chucked off the A level course for being utterly incapable of grasping any of it, even after extra tuition.

The Leicester Llama said...

Flowcharts are indeed the way forward if the number of pageviews on this post is anything to go by - over 650 so far, rather more than the usual 100 or so. Although that's more likely due to the fact that it was linked to on Birdforum...

Peter Moore said...

Brilliant flowchart. Personally, I went straight down the left hand side. Now feel slightly guilty.