Thursday, 22 April 2010

Found a Harris Hawk on a lamp-post between Brighouse and M62 this evening, unfortunately no meat to tempt it down. Stuck it on the falconry forum but if you know anyone who's lost one ...

Friday, 27 March 2009

You may have noticed some pegs disappear from this map. I'm migrating to a website because it's far easier to put together a set of maps there than on a blog. Using Google Earth to create the maps allows me to back up the entries and also allows further sorting, I'm sure that I'll need to further break up some of these maps as the number of pegs increases.

In the meantime this map continues to allow anyone to post entries, I can then transfer the peg to the appropriate map. Better still would be to send a Google Earth .kmz file that can be uploaded directly.

To access the maps click on the following link;

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Spent the last hour or so sending a bog standard email to the websites so far uploaded so if you're reading this as a result or not, thanks. Got as far as who deserves a special mention as the most amusing name so far. Loads of sites couldn't be contacted so apologies there. Rest of the publicity shot to do tomorrow. Cheers, spring's nearly here!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Right, I have taken up an excellent idea by Neil Grubb so have a look and make some suggestions as where I go from here; Look at Flamborough and click on the information icon.

My thoughts;
I've chosen Flamborough becauseI know it reasonably well though not as well as many others. I have highlighted the key locations in the area - a bit of information can be added to these.

What Googlemaps would allow us to do is to post exact locations of particular birds, this could be really useful at migration hot spots such as Flamborough.

Something like this couldbe useful embedded into local birdclub websites.

Rather than a free -for-all that is the main map,local maps would probably be best in the control of a smallgroup.

All comments welcome

Monday, 9 March 2009

I have colour coded the sites on Petes suggestion;

Blogs - Yellow
Bird Clubs - Pink
Info (BF Opus/RSPB etc.)- Orange
Ringing - Green

I've the ones not yet allocated as blue,easier to keeep track that way.

I'll re-jig the layout once I have got the hang of it!