Wednesday 19 May 2010

Subject is more important than the photograph........again

Once again it seems that photographers need to be reminded  of this.  I take a Twitter feed from tthe West Midland Bird Club who have bought attention to this matter in this posting.

It is disturbing that so many birds face so many threats, whether it be persecution such as reported in this latest bit of terrible news from to photographers causing disturbance, such as I reported last year from Mull.  Check out that link too for the Nature Photographers Code of conduct.

We are now coming into a critical stage of the year for breeding species, so please be sensitive, and pass on this message to as many of wildlife photographers in your networks as you can.  It will be appreciated.

On a positive note, it is great to see the Peregrines at Worcester Cathedral are doing well according to their own Facebook page, as are the Ospreys on Rutland Water from their Twitter feed.


1 comment:

  1. I read yesterday about photographers and birders at Frampton Marsh RSPB, Lincs ignoring signs saying "nesting birds keep off" and climbing up the bank to get better views of the Oriental Pratincole. The result: 2 destroyed Corn Bunting nests and eggs...