Jun. 14th, 2006

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Birding Survey - International Version (based on birdergirl's original)
# of life birds:315
what country do you live in?:Australia
# of country birds:315
what state / province / prefecture / etc do you live in?:Western Australia
# of birds for region listed:303
do you patch bird?:Kinda
name your patch:Herdsman Lake, John Forrest National Park, Whiteman Park, the creek down the road from my parent's house
favorite spot to bird in your home country:Broome mangroves. Locally - Herdsman Lake
favorite birding spot outside your home country:Haven't been overseas yet
best bird ever:Yellow Chat
nemesis bird:until recently it was the male Western Spinebill. Don't have one at the moment.
most wanted trip:Africa or South America
most wanted bird:Right now - Garnet Pitta - I have a chance to see it in Malaysia
what model and brand of bins do you use?:Pentax DCF-HR II 10 x 42
what model and brand of scope do you use?:Don't have my own yet. In Broome I used a Kowa.
what was the last lifer you added to your list?:White-backed Swallow
where did you see your last lifer?:Just south of Coorow - about 300km north of Perth
what's the last bird you saw today?:Sun's not up yet - but I bet it will be either a Senegal Dove or Singing Honeyeater
best bird song you've heard ever:it's a toss up - Pied Butcherbird, Grey-crowned Babbler, Singing Bushlark
favorite field guide:Michael Morcombe's compact guide - goes everywhere with me
what do you do when you're indoors and can't see the sky?:Cook, sing, sit on the computer
who is your birder role model?:Sean Dooley and Phoebe Snetsinger - yes I'm a ticker at heart
do you find the term twitcher flattering, normal, or derogatory?:I have no opinion on it - I get pretty twitchy myself
what birds do you find the hardest to identify?:Pelagics and Swifts (and non-Australia little brown birds).
what birds can you easily identify that others may have problems with?:Migratory waders
do you count non-native birds?:If they have breeding populations or are vagrant/self-introduced - yes
do you count reintroduced birds?:Yes
do you belong to a bird-related organization (RSPB, Audubon)?:Yes - Birds Australia/Birds W.A.
have you studied birds as part of your coursework in school?:No - I have done biology/Conservation Biology/Animal Care though, which inevitably covers birds a bit
ever had the real filming location of a movie revealed to you by birdsong?:Just the other night I figured out that Nerds FC must have been filmed over east due to calls - but I couldn't pick exactly where.
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gemfyre: (Default)
Birding Survey - International Version (based on birdergirl's original)
# of life birds:315
what country do you live in?:Australia
# of country birds:315
what state / province / prefecture / etc do you live in?:Western Australia
# of birds for region listed:303
do you patch bird?:Kinda
name your patch:Herdsman Lake, John Forrest National Park, Whiteman Park, the creek down the road from my parent's house
favorite spot to bird in your home country:Broome mangroves. Locally - Herdsman Lake
favorite birding spot outside your home country:Haven't been overseas yet
best bird ever:Yellow Chat
nemesis bird:until recently it was the male Western Spinebill. Don't have one at the moment.
most wanted trip:Africa or South America
most wanted bird:Right now - Garnet Pitta - I have a chance to see it in Malaysia
what model and brand of bins do you use?:Pentax DCF-HR II 10 x 42
what model and brand of scope do you use?:Don't have my own yet. In Broome I used a Kowa.
what was the last lifer you added to your list?:White-backed Swallow
where did you see your last lifer?:Just south of Coorow - about 300km north of Perth
what's the last bird you saw today?:Sun's not up yet - but I bet it will be either a Senegal Dove or Singing Honeyeater
best bird song you've heard ever:it's a toss up - Pied Butcherbird, Grey-crowned Babbler, Singing Bushlark
favorite field guide:Michael Morcombe's compact guide - goes everywhere with me
what do you do when you're indoors and can't see the sky?:Cook, sing, sit on the computer
who is your birder role model?:Sean Dooley and Phoebe Snetsinger - yes I'm a ticker at heart
do you find the term twitcher flattering, normal, or derogatory?:I have no opinion on it - I get pretty twitchy myself
what birds do you find the hardest to identify?:Pelagics and Swifts (and non-Australia little brown birds).
what birds can you easily identify that others may have problems with?:Migratory waders
do you count non-native birds?:If they have breeding populations or are vagrant/self-introduced - yes
do you count reintroduced birds?:Yes
do you belong to a bird-related organization (RSPB, Audubon)?:Yes - Birds Australia/Birds W.A.
have you studied birds as part of your coursework in school?:No - I have done biology/Conservation Biology/Animal Care though, which inevitably covers birds a bit
ever had the real filming location of a movie revealed to you by birdsong?:Just the other night I figured out that Nerds FC must have been filmed over east due to calls - but I couldn't pick exactly where.
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Claws

Jun. 14th, 2006 02:30 pm
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I just did my first ever claw trim. On a cat that didn't really like it, but didn't really care enough to struggle too much. Lil was too busy sitting in the sun and purring and doesn't mind getting her paws played with either.

She only started to really protest on number 9 when she "bit" me (I put that in " " because it wasn't very hard at all). I think I can take off a bit more nail and be safe, but for now I've taken off the sharp tips - we'll see how that goes.

She does insist on scratching everything BUT the scratching post. It seems almost reflexive, if her paws touch a certain material she'll immediately start to claw at it.


The Lillycat lounging in the sun on some of her best work. Who needs an electronic document shredder when you have a cat? Lucky there's a steady source of junkmail to keep her occupied.

Claws

Jun. 14th, 2006 02:30 pm
gemfyre: (Default)
I just did my first ever claw trim. On a cat that didn't really like it, but didn't really care enough to struggle too much. Lil was too busy sitting in the sun and purring and doesn't mind getting her paws played with either.

She only started to really protest on number 9 when she "bit" me (I put that in " " because it wasn't very hard at all). I think I can take off a bit more nail and be safe, but for now I've taken off the sharp tips - we'll see how that goes.

She does insist on scratching everything BUT the scratching post. It seems almost reflexive, if her paws touch a certain material she'll immediately start to claw at it.


The Lillycat lounging in the sun on some of her best work. Who needs an electronic document shredder when you have a cat? Lucky there's a steady source of junkmail to keep her occupied.

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