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Marsh Harrier, RSPB Pulborough

At first it looked like a buzzard, scattering the wigeon, teal and pintail at this West Sussex reserve. [...]

Finally on the Birdstack Map

between Easton-in-Gordano and Lower Failand on my local OS Explorer map. [...]

The Pennington Marsh Mysteries

A Web search for sightings at the reserve has only thrown up Hampshire Ornithological Society [...]

Another American in Somerset

Yesterday’s Tringa sandpiper at Shapwick Heath was my second British sighting. [...]

iPod Bird Sightings

How does the logging work out now? Rather neatly as it happens. [...]

British Birding Year 2nd Edition

British Birding Year

With more, better words in a nicer font – 9-point Georgia after much experimentation. Cheaper too at £8.99; yes, I’m even making the price look professional. The PDF comes in at £5.99 and now I’m about to do battle with the eBook.

It’s more complex this time because I want to more…

Importing to Birdstack

First off, it is essential to read the directions on the website. As in life itself, all bets are off otherwise and I’m not going to repeat information here.

So, starting with an export file of all your sightings from Wildlife Recorder, say, make use of the Omit column name to isolate data that has no Birdstack equivalent. Rename all the other columns as per instructions. Be sure to more…

Online Recording & Listing

My Christmas wish may have come true right at the death of last night. My research into an iPod app included a thread on BirdForum, which led me to My Bird Observations. So far so good.

This records sightings and generates a life list but I want all sorts of lists, of course. I want to import a massive Wildlife Recorder database too. However, MBO also uploads to something mysterious called Birdstack.

A-ha! Paydirt maybe. more…

Merlin & Stonechat, Portbury Wharf

They get equal billing because the Bristol Ornithological Club has had but one sighting of stonechats this month. [...]