I've read before that Autistic people can have special talents. Do you know what yours is yet?
Mine are singing, doing multiple voices and acting, all of which I do extremely well so I am told
I look forward to hearing yours.
Does memorise scientific names of animals and plants count?
I don't see why it shouldn't count. What's the Linnean name for the pied wagtail? Goose? What's the biggest clade they have in common?
I suppose my special talent is troubleshooting, systems thinking, summarising lots of information and other abstract mental abilities, except sticking to the point.
Let's see: Motacilla alba, order passeriformes; Anser anser, order anseriformes. They're not very closely related.
Troubleshooting sounds very useful.
Thanks. That's a talent. According to Wikipedia the common clade is infraclass Neognathae. So, yes, basically 'birds'.
I wish I knew more birds - I like to recognise a wagtail, but people I know are getting excited about nuthatches and blackcaps, and I don't think I'd recognise them...
( Glad Tidings, Sir Cassie... I see this and I want to say something but I am still afraid of chat (& hackers) and am also wondering why there has not been a free-for-all "Wildlife" Thread still started yet. ("Plastic" began a serious Thread a Month ago, though.)
I see the Long Tailed <censored word> a lot in London. Yet I was thinking about all this Greek Stuff You and Wagtail say... slightly joking, here, but, knowing such things into Adulthood whilst outside of the Career it concerns is likely a talent for sure.
Yet I am a Dinosaur Fan Myself, and so recalling those names while being Four times older than a Ten Year Old Child, could be seen as a bit of a "gift" too, maybe...? Procompsognathus. Parasaurolophus. Heterodontosaurus. ...I also wonder why there is no proper Dinosaur Thread yet either... (!)
Also it is useful to know Old Greek to understand Medical Terms; "CSI" used to be very annoying with its overuse of the term "subdermal haematoma" (bruising). And there is/was science fiction such as Star Trek...
I am half joking and half serious... so do not worry about My post here too much anyone. Have a nice day. )
Best way to become familiar with birds is to hang feeders in your garden, if you can.
A thread about wildlife sounds like a great idea!
We have a bird feeder and lots of birds use it every morning
So do I, although I live in a city and there isn't much variety here. I see a lot of starlings and pigeons; only occasionally sparrows, robins, wrens and dunnocks