Coronavirus is proving to be very popular this season. Here at Loadabullfinch we take hygiene very seriously, so please take note of our simple guide bellow.
1.) Self Isolate.
Otherwise known as birdwatching, self isolation is where one keeps away from other human beings in order to look at birds instead. Unlike humans, birds don't mind if you stare at them though binoculars, write their names in a book or take photos. Birds are also less likely to carry harmful diseases (such a Covid19) or harmful ideas (such as Conservatism.)
2.) Wash your hands.
Make sure you wash your hands frequently, especially after every time you handle your binoculars. If you are birdwatching far away from a sink, and think it will take too long to keep walking backwards and forwards to wash your hands every time you want to reach for your bins, you can make the process quicker and more efficient by walking faster.
3.) Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.
Always apply the government's recommended actions when out bird watching. Remember, "Catch it. Bin it. Kill it."
Rinse any birds thoroughly with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds once you have finished looking at them. Pay special attention to those parts that are easier to overlook such as the underside of a whimbrel's beak and the knees of barn owls.
5.) Know the symptoms.
If you, or any member of your family, spot a Chough, especially if it is a continuous dry Chough, then you must all self isolate for fourteen days.
6.) Don't run with scissors.
7.) Don't stockdove pile.
Finally, be considerate of others. Resist the temptation to Stockdove Pile. If everyone takes only what they need there will be more than enough stockdoves to go around.
8.) Remain at home
It is important that you remain in your home at all times, so only do bird watching within the four walls of your own house.
* Note: I will be thoroughly washing my laptop with soap and water after publishing this post, so rest assured this post is 100% virus free.