17 May '11, 11pm

Birdwatchers' Digital Trickery is Pissing Birds Off : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Usually, birdwatching requires patience, dedication, and stealth for chance to glimpse some of nature's coyest creatures -- but the luxuries of the digital era have caught up with this age old pastime, and birds are none too pleased about it. Instead of simply waiting with binoculars in hand for birds to show, many birders have begun playing birdsongs on their smartphones in an attempt to lure the animals out into the open. Some naturalists are concerned, however, that the trickery might be bad for birds -- and that getting duped is actually making them very angry.

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