My new hobby : bird identifying.

@shibham (17022)
India
September 8, 2012 5:54am CST
Hi everyone... Most of you are well known that i am associated with wildlife too. I like each and every creations of nature. So, to take care of injured animals or birds is also a part of my life. When i find a bird injured and lying on road or somewhere else, i pick up and try my best to cure him/her. Most often i success but sometimes fail due to severe injuries of him/her or lack of my knowledge. So, i have bought some books on birds so that i can identify them and can know about their habits and instincts. What they eat and drink... i have worked a lot in this field and read as much as i can, even gathered information about all native birds here. Now identifying a bird is something like a challenge to me and i have turned it to my interest/hobby and above all i have created this 'interest' in mylot too. Share your views regarding bird identifying.
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11 responses
• India
12 Sep 12
shib, good to hear about this, i know you are a great animal and bird lover, but your activity is really great, you are learning for saving this cute creatures, great
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@shibham (17022)
• India
13 Sep 12
Thanks prakash for your nice compliments. Thanks again. have a nice time.
9 Sep 12
yes i like observing birds as well but only like the ones u dont see on a regular basis such as hummingbirds i only see those once in a while when we go out to the farm
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@shibham (17022)
• India
9 Sep 12
Hmmm... watching rare birds is an interesting hobby but i never forget to add my native birds too in my interest. lol. Have a nice time.
@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
Congratulations! That's a really interesting hobby, but I don't see myself doing that. I don't have interests in birds at all. I like appreciating them and nature. I love looking at the mountains, the green fields, going to the beach and enjoying life outdoors. But I don't see myself as a bird woman. I don't think I have the patience like you to take care of birds, least identify them.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
9 Sep 12
Hi toni... Thanks. At least your mind is associated with nature and that is an important thing that one person should carry in him/herself. Have a nice time.
• United States
8 Sep 12
I like birds too. Every Spring we had to the Texas gulf coast to watch the different species migrating north. It is amazing how many different species we see. There is a wonderful program out call bird jam which helps one identify the different birds by the sounds they make. It is so realistic they warn you about using it for unethical purposes. It is also very expensive but avid birders often feel it is well worth it for bird identification purposes.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
9 Sep 12
I do desire to stay there in your place for a while and wish to enjoy all those birds flying around. But it is so hard, i know. Bird jam... i think it is a nice excitement to be involved there. I would join regardless the expenses. Have a nice time.
@loonys (418)
8 Sep 12
First sign of someone who its not happy.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
9 Sep 12
• India
8 Sep 12
shib beta i see the pictures you post in facebook and i save them, show to my grandkids, here in my city there were birds; sad to say where they vanished,; the sparrow, crows, pigeons are also not seen, earlier i used to sit in room and used to see the birds hovering in sky, they returned home forming a V shape, i miss that.. blessings
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Birds are fascinating and such a miracle. I love watching the birds around my house and have found out a few of their designations. I recently posted here about a successful baby bird rescue. It feels so good to save a bird and know that they are flying around healthy. One more song for me to hear! I wish everyone would feel as you do and give animals the respect they deserve. I think people who mistreat animals are not even human and should be isolated from normal society.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
9 Sep 12
Hmmm.. i think i have missed your discussion on bird rescue. Will check later on. I have save several birds and i take it as a challenge to cure an injured bird. There are some humans who treat birds as rocks and try to use them according to their wish. Just hate them. Have a nice time.
@prashu228 (25516)
• India
8 Sep 12
good hobby, do you follow any books in identifying the birds , or how do you identify them , whats the process you follow? its quiet difficult one, as there are no proper doctors to treat birds, if any thing happens to them, the veterinary doctors mostly treat only the animals mostly buffaloes and all, so all the best
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@shibham (17022)
• India
9 Sep 12
Yes Prashu... I do follow. Mainly "handbook of birds". And i am a great fan of famous Indian ornithologist Salim Ali and have read almost all his books. Now, it is not so difficult to me to identify our native birds. And about treatment, when you will be able to know all details of a certain bird, then easily can find out the treatment. Have a nice time.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
8 Sep 12
hi shibham, Good that you developed a new hobby to change/overcome all your bad hobbies - oh, please remember you'll get a full time bird now (sooner) not only to identify, but also to take care, love and be a great companion thru out life.... hope both of you (you & would b) are now doing the countdown together.... Best of luck friend.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
9 Sep 12
Hi viju... . a new hobby, right. Full time bird... hmmm.. not so excited as you are thinking about. hehehe. only 14 days remaining. have a nice time.
@sona22 (1431)
• India
8 Sep 12
Congratulation for your this interest. Loving birds and insects is a noble job. Nowadays we are missing many birds from our area due to various reasons. And let me confess that I did nothing for them. I am very much nature concuss but failed to do anything for the beautiful creatures. I am a member of PETA but again my contribution is almost nil. Wish to hear more from you.
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@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
11 Nov 12
hi, when i was a kid i also love to cure animals such as chicken in my province,because i am nature lover included the animals,but in identifying birds is not my interest and even a pet i don't have it in the house.i am more prefer in dogs,fish,turtles and plants.
@shibham (17022)
• India
13 Nov 12
hi.. I had cats as pet earlier in my home but now i am more busy with wild birds and it gives me immense pleasure. I am also a nature lover and treat wildlife as much as can to survive. Have a nice time.