Depends on what you mean by real. In last Harry Potter epidode Harry is in a 
heaven-like place discussing his last Voldermort encounter with 
Dumbledor."Professor," Harry asked, "Is this all real or is it just in my 
head?""Of course it's all in your head, dear boy, but that doesn't mean it's 
not real."I suppose ABA needs rules on this sort of thing. When is a mental 
image recordable - always, or is this source-dependent? They have rules for 
everything else, after all.I'd recommend doing whatever you want, actually. 
It's your life list, after all.Just saying...Sent from my T-Mobile 5G Device
-------- Original message --------From: Date: 7/28/21  11:10 
PM  (GMT-05:00) To: Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Cold Spring 
Harbor Spoonbill Stuff Steve Walter’s spoonbill post got me thinking. 
Occasionally, when I’m bored at work, I’ll turn on the live East Hampton Beach 
Cam just to see what I can see. Surf, weather, birds, etc. I’ve been able to 
identify things like Barn Swallow, Sanderling, even LBB Gull. Would these count 
for Suffolk? With binoculars, light is bent through the lens arrangement to 
focus on your retinas. With the webcam, light is focused onto a CMOS chip, 
converted to zeros and ones, beamed to a satellite, beamed back to my computer, 
and then focused on my retinas.Same thing, right? The time difference between 
the two is negligible. I know, I know, it’s not the same. But it is “live” in 
the sense of time, and very real. (Not like that great Tom Brady video this 
week of him playing catch with a football passing machine). What if I happen to 
see a Yellow-nosed Albatross cruise across my monitor one day? Can I count it 
and, better yet, should I even report it….. The problems of the modern age.     

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