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Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Thursday 2nd July 2020, 19:57
Replies: 0
Views: 59
Posted By Mono
Blainville's Beaked Whale in Dorset

Found dead stranded. Details here
https://twitter.com/strandings_man/status/1278765817707061249?s=19
Forum: Conservation Saturday 27th June 2020, 20:16
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Mono
A couple points: Cut the hyperbole: nobody is...

A couple points:

Cut the hyperbole: nobody is killing the planet, the planet is a lump of rock spinning in space and will carry on doing so for another few billion years.

The environmental problems...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 27th June 2020, 16:36
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Mono
A quick Google. First detailed council spending I...

A quick Google. First detailed council spending I could find was North Yorkshire. Street lighting was less than 1% hardly a "very large portion".
Forum: Others Friday 26th June 2020, 13:21
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Mono
Those 300mm objectives must make for good...

Those 300mm objectives must make for good ergonomics.

I do love some of the eBay descriptions!

Some one must buy them and believe the specs
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 26th June 2020, 11:39
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Mono
I don't know what adjustments Classic Shell makes...

I don't know what adjustments Classic Shell makes but in normal Windows 10 you would...
Right Click on the Taskbar > at the bottom go to Taskbar Settings

Now go down to Notification Area and click...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 24th June 2020, 19:58
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By Mono
The general "which reserves are open" page lists...

The general "which reserves are open" page lists Bempton as open but says all facilities are closed.

However the specific Bempton reserve page says the toilets are open!

Take your pick.
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 24th June 2020, 18:55
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By Mono
According to the RSPB website the facilities are...

According to the RSPB website the facilities are closed.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 19:15
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Mono
It is possible and easy to link Merlin and eBird...

It is possible and easy to link Merlin and eBird but it only works one way. You can view your eBird life list in Merlin, but if you id a bird in Merlin you can't automatically add it to your eBird...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 15:40
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Mono
Looks intriguing. Might have to see what others...

Looks intriguing. Might have to see what others make of it before spending my money.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 12:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Mono
I am not aware of anyone feeding whales in...

I am not aware of anyone feeding whales in Scotland, let alone doing it as a business. I would be happy for you to supply the details of such businesses.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 21st June 2020, 20:27
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Mono
More info on Windows 10 Photos app...

More info on Windows 10 Photos app here
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17194/windows-10-see-all-your-photos
Forum: Nestboxes Sunday 21st June 2020, 20:23
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Mono
If you can get good wifi signal at the tree then...

If you can get good wifi signal at the tree then that would work. Running a 12v cable wouldn't be too much hassle. I have experience with a battery powered wireless bird box cam of the straight to TV...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 21st June 2020, 17:50
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Mono
Windows 10 will natively do what you want. It can...

Windows 10 will natively do what you want. It can import the photos from the device, either plugged in directly via USB or via a card reader. You can crop, rotate and do basic brightness adjustments....
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 21st June 2020, 17:29
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Mono
I am struggling to know what you actually...

I am struggling to know what you actually want?

Do you want to edit photos?

Do you want to catalogue photos on your computer?

Where are you downloading photos from?

Or are you uploading photos...
Forum: Nestboxes Sunday 21st June 2020, 10:30
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Mono
The camera above connects to your wifi network it...

The camera above connects to your wifi network it does not broadcast its own. It needs power, it is designed to use the supplied power supply but you could improvise a battery system or solar system.
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 20th June 2020, 20:20
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Mono
Most bird box cheaper cameras are designed to...

Most bird box cheaper cameras are designed to plug directly into a tv. If you want to watch on a computer or smartphone you need an " IP camera ". Whilst these have been around for many years as...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 20th June 2020, 14:41
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Mono
As above digital images won't degrade. The...

As above digital images won't degrade. The storage media may fail so it is important that you hold back ups. The ultra recommendation is four copies; one on a physical device you hold, one on an...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th June 2020, 20:48
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Mono
An interesting Kickstarter

Just come across...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Wednesday 17th June 2020, 13:01
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Mono
Details of the...

Details of the necropsy...
https://www.facebook.com/142706582438320/posts/3976666805708926/
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 17th June 2020, 11:10
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Mono
Reference to Play Store would mean an Android...

Reference to Play Store would mean an Android phone. Going to Settings > Google should show what account the phone is linked to, but that may vary depending on the Android version.

An Android phone...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 16th June 2020, 21:11
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Mono
If they have a smartphone, they have a email...

If they have a smartphone, they have a email address!

Android phones need to the tied to a Google account, that will have an Gmail address.

Iphones need to be tied to an Apple account that again...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Saturday 13th June 2020, 20:15
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Mono
If you are carrying it for any distance then in...

If you are carrying it for any distance then in would favour a backpack rather than a messenger bag.

If you are going to be carrying camera equipment, particularly long lenses, then the Lowepro...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 13th June 2020, 10:48
Replies: 56
Views: 3,947
Posted By Mono
A good article on the production of lockdown...

A good article on the production of lockdown Springwatch.
https://www.ibc.org/trends/behind-the-scenes-springwatch/6086.article
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 12th June 2020, 21:30
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Mono
It would be worth experimenting with. But note...

It would be worth experimenting with. But note that most TV satellite dishes are offset, they point at an angle, you don't just point the flat of the dish in the direction you want.

Also isn't an...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 9th June 2020, 16:17
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Mono
There are various online file converters such as...

There are various online file converters such as Zamzar https://www.zamzar.com/ that will convert pdfs into PowerPoint format which you can then open in Google slides.
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