THE HOME PAGE (v2019.03)
My home page is intended to assist visitors both to find their way around the website and, through these photographs, to give a flavour of the contents herein. Please use the drop-down menus (e.g. Birds, Wildlife etc.) at the top of the page to help with navigation. The 'Recent' tab gives direct access to newer and recently updated galleries. Once 'in' a gallery it is possible to return to the home page by clicking on 'Home' in the top left hand corner.
The very large number of individual ‘Birds’ galleries (see drop-down menus) have now been split by their titles into three groupings as follows:
1. Theme based galleries for which the title reads ‘Bird(s) xxxxx’ e.g. ‘Birds in flight’
2. Location based galleries for which the title reads ‘Birds of xxxxx’ e.g. ‘Birds of Antigua’
3. Species based galleries for which there are:
a) 14 galleries covering all species herein i.e. ‘01 ciconiiformes’ through to ‘14 wild fowl’; and
b) single species galleries currently: Black-winged Stilt; Dipper; Magnificent Frigatebird; Nutcracker; Osprey; Starlings - Murmuration; Striated Heron.
It is hoped to add galleries to group 1. Any new group 2 galleries will be dependent upon places visited, the availability of subjects and the luck/skills of the photographer. A new group 3a) gallery will only be needed should a new species fails to be fitted into one the existing 14 galleries. Group 3b) galleries are intended as ‘special’ (e.g. scarcer or otherwise interesting birds). Galleries may be updated from time to time and new galleries added.
Some of the photos may be of poor quality. They are there purely for record purposes and hopefully some, at least, will be replaced in time. The remaining galleries in my website will continue unaffected by the above and will retain their respective groups. Finally, I should mention (if it isn’t obvious) that a combination of convenience, amateur science and ignorance dictated the naming of, and allocations to, group 3a) galleries. Apologies, therefore, where I haven’t paid full regard to ornithological considerations.
CHANGES/ADDITIONS FROM MARCH 2019: Twenty photos have been added to the ‘front page’ – i.e. fp201 to fp220 inclusive. Also, a couple of months ago substantial numbers were added to the 14 galleries refered to above. Details are in each of those galleries.
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