Oh after registration about 1 week ago I selected a pic of myself as avatar pic, then I noticed that all of you selected a pic of an animal (mostly birds) and I wanted to change my pic. But then after I only had time for my daily work - included my addicted watching of our family and reading this forum, of course
And now I noticed that I posted my comment without changing my pic.
I will change soon
Welcome here Cara! :)
Please don´t change your picture just because most of the members have bird pictures in avatars. I think putting your own pic tells much about your brave personality and attitude. And I´ve seen also a few others here with their own pictures.
I also share your worries about the migration, many of the birds are shoot on their way to the South, it´s very tragic. :( I wish you pleasant times here in the forum! :)
Cara I am with Starling use whatever image you want and don't worry what other people do. However, mine is normally a cat, but since this is a bird forum I chose a bird that people can hardly see.
I stole your smiley so that I could have one.
About nature being not so natural, that is true and it ads lots of worries to the migration. With luck as we learn more, maybe humans will change our behaviours to make the human part not so dangerous -- here we are changing night lighting a little, to make migration less dangerous. Of course trying to understand what these birds need of nature and trying to learn how to help them, is part of the reason for this cam.
also THANKS to you for your reply comment. Ahm, well, to be honest: avi pics are very small here and my first look at your pic was: "Ah, a Tapir - but with unusual coloration and a weird mouth, looks like a beak O_O ....."
But 2nd look I recognized it's a birdie ;-D
And you used the stolen smiley very well fitting ;-) :-D
So many animal and nature protection organisations around the whole world try to change human's behaviour and there's to see successes, indeed! But it's a very long way until those successes will help nature and animals as much as it's needed (because it's a problem with the governments). But indeed there's to see a tiny smoldering light in the darkness :-)
Kind greetings to Oregon :-)