OK, this is a reasonably clever idea, a bit of fun or a case to highlight the plight of various birds of our nation. Have a look HERE to vote meanwhile I'll list the finalist (good reason to air some old images lol) and who I'm voting for and why.
1: you don't have to travel far or disguise yourself as a tree just to see it. This may not sound important but it is. How many people can travel up to a moorland. Imagine you have a disability how would you try and see all 10 species listed? Imagine you are a youngster say from the age of 5-17 how would you see all 10 species if your parents didn't like nature. For nature to flourish and prosper in this country we have to encourage as wide as a demographic as possible to simply enjoy, interact and help look after nature. If you can't or haven't got access to open meadows, moorland or woodland a lot of the species listed you'll never see. With the exception of Blackbirds, Robins, Tits etc. If you live in a big city/town everyone can see these birds especially the Blue Tit. You can't get people interested in nature if they can't see it, let's light the fire of interest with common species first the rest will follow.
2: a few years back I went to
Birdfair at Rutland, so sicken by the event I seemed refuge on the other part of the reserve and sat in a hide trying to photograph a Kingfisher when an American couple walked in. They were busy scanning the bushes near the hide but not looking at the Kingfisher. So I pointed it out to them "oh that's nice" the male said "where can I find a Blue Tit or a Long Tailed Tit" so off we went to find one. We found a Nuthatch "you only have one species of Nuthatch", we even found a Nightingale "jeez it's loud but quite plain, why are all your warblers brown and boring", cheeky f**ker but he was right. Oh no it was the humble Blue Tit and Long Tailed Tit that got theses two American birders the happiest. To quote "what a colourful little bird (blue tit)so glad we saw i" . If a Blue Tit can melt the heart of two American birders then it deserves to win....maybe.
Who are you voting for?