Felis silvestris wrote:
Here it is fish, at the other eagle cams it is moles, voles, birds, even weasels and other sometimes "cute" animals.
and frogs ... usually I cannot really tell what the other animals are so it is a tiny bit easier - but when I can see a mole,for example, clearly, then .... we need another good bird feeder cam to watch birds that eat seeds.
The second problem I see, is that many people who watch the cams are humanizing the birds. .... .... The humanizing of "our" birds came automatically - we gave them names, followed their growing, we were hoping for little Nori, mourning about bad big sister Elo and so on.
I was thinking about this a bit and I realized that even if we did not name the birds that we watch, we would still become attached to them - even if chicks are given numbers, or no designation at all, after watching and following their growth, it is probably inevitable that they steal our hearts. I find this a good thing (although it can be very painful) - we are learning and appreciating more about the difficult life of birds.
So....what did you find of wat the experts think about it? (so far!!!)
b.t.w is it wrong to have an other opinion, we have freedom of speech don't we?
Jasmijntje, of course we can each have our own opinion ~ it would be a dull world if we all thought alike.
I had read that article some time ago, and it is what started to concern me over transmitters - I posted earlier that I am of "two minds" about them. There have been good reports about information learned and upsetting reports about potential interference with the birds' reproductive behaviors.
Here is a recent article from Audubon Society, in case you have not seen it. (just for more information, no hidden message from me in posting this). http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles ... ns-secrets
Thanks for your reaction Nancy.
I read a big peace of the article( do the rest of it later, it was a long day) and found this:
"That we know about this migratory drama at all, much less in such extraordinary detail, is thanks to a small satellite transmitter nestled among the feathers on the whimbrel’s back—part of a transformation in wildlife tracking that is making it possible for scientists to understand the movements of migratory animals"
Okay, we 'understands the movements' of the bird and than what???
Did the bird feel better because we know that?
Can we prevent storms and/or hurricanes because of that?
Sorry I am a bit synical, but what is the use of knowing that, exept the satisfaction of our curiosity?
We can't change the wind or rain, we can't make migration less difficault for them (or easyer)
I realy don't understand the need to torture a bird for such little information do you?
Okay, maybee I'm also a bit (or a lot) sensitive about how to treat animals, but if the birds have no benefit from their 'backpack' I say no to such things, it makes me sad.
@ sorry for my poor English, I wanted to say so much more and other things also, but it's a long time ago I wrote in English, so I can't do it (only in my own language, or talking)