This new version of the avifauna has reasonable storage space for photos. So we’d like to include at least one photo for each species.
I’ve been adding my photos to get an idea of how the storage space is being used, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t contribute to those species too.
Photos of Pembrokeshire birds are preferred, although some species that were only seen without the benefit of digital photography may just have to have an example photo – one that reminds people of what the species looks like (species that are asterisked in the list below).
If you have a photo of a rarer species – one that has all records listed, for example – please state which record it refers to.
Photos should be cropped to 16:9 ratio if possible, and maximum 1200px width. If you can add your name/watermark in the bottom right corner, please do so. The bird’s head, at least, should be in the centre of the photo so that it shows up on the updates page (my photos were added before I made this page, so they are not all as suitable as they could be).
Email photos to me with up to half a dozen photos attached per email. If you’ve sized them correctly, this won’t be an overload.
If you prefer me to take photos from the sightings blog, I can do that, but note that the quality is not likely to be as good as for the original photos. You’ve probably already made some adjustments to the photo, blogger makes additional adjustments, and by the time I’ve resized it etc, that is another layer that inevitably further degrades the image. And then WordPress might add to the carnage.
If you have a video of the species, uploaded to YouTube, that can also be considered, as embedding it won’t use any of our storage space. Eg. grey phalarope.
Priority species that don’t have any photos yet:
|American golden plover|
|Blyth’s reed warbler|
|Great Grey shrike|
|Western Orphean Warbler|