Conduct near nests

Good post Geoff. I don't know that we have much of a problem with bird photography at the nest in Hong Kong, but a timely reminder that, if you are fortunate enough to locate a nest, especially of one of the rarer breeders, then consider whether photography at the nest is really necessary, and certainly keep the location secret. The idea of not allowing publication of such pictures is an interesting one.

Re. the deliberate flushing of birds for flight photography, we definitely have (had?) a problem with this one, especially at Mai Po. I would like to see anyone caught doing this banned from Mai Po and expelled from HKBWS.

My prediction is that bird photography will become a growing problem (for the birds) in Asia, as the middle class expands and more people can afford the serious costs involved. At the nest photography of rarer species has long been regulated in many Western countries, and will ultimately have to be in this part of the world.

[ Last edited by hmartin at 26/02/2010 08:37 ]