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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 11:38
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By mikeprince
Thanks all for the responses. I will probably get...

Thanks all for the responses. I will probably get a pair of more distance-oriented varifocals that should improve on my current pair, but also persevere with no glasses and conveniently placed...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 13:58
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By mikeprince
Too much effort to do vocal recordings: I...

Too much effort to do vocal recordings: I generally do complete species lists all the time, and my past 12 days produced 57 separate lists with up to 70 species on each: not enough hours in the day...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 13:40
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By mikeprince
I'm constantly making notes: the curse of eBird!

I'm constantly making notes: the curse of eBird!
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 13:14
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By mikeprince
Wearing glasses/spectacles whilst birding

I'm looking for some advice from those who use, or choose to not use, glasses whilst birding.

Age is unfortunately catching up on me and I now need to wear glasses for close work. Whilst birding my...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Wednesday 30th October 2019, 03:56
Replies: 15
Views: 3,375
Posted By mikeprince
Thanks very much for the kind words about BUBO...

Thanks very much for the kind words about BUBO Listing! We have a new look now, so do check us out!
Forum: Tips For New Birders Wednesday 9th October 2019, 11:32
Replies: 15
Views: 3,375
Posted By mikeprince
Bubo is just a website: https://bubo.org

Bubo is just a website: https://bubo.org
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Wednesday 9th October 2019, 11:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By mikeprince
Hey folks, sorry for the BUBO Listing...

Hey folks, sorry for the BUBO Listing (https://bubo.org) problems a few days ago. It just so happened that there were some server issues that arose immediately I had disappeared to roam around the...
Forum: India Thursday 26th September 2019, 04:38
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mikeprince
Thanks! BUBO Listing (https://bubo.org/) is all a...

Thanks! BUBO Listing (https://bubo.org/) is all a bit of fun, and we need some more US listers on there!
Forum: India Tuesday 24th September 2019, 04:00
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mikeprince
I'm a British birder living in India, and did a...

I'm a British birder living in India, and did a 3-week NE India trip last year. A little bit later than you at end of March/April, but visiting the main areas (west to east) in Assam and Arunachal...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Thursday 20th December 2018, 11:21
Replies: 11
Views: 2,845
Posted By mikeprince
I second the recommendation for the Field...

I second the recommendation for the Field Recorder app for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.pfitzinger.rec&hl=en. It's very comprehensive so takes a while to understand, but...
Forum: India Tuesday 4th July 2017, 05:27
Replies: 1
Views: 1,499
Posted By mikeprince
Hi Adrian I live in India and will be coming to...

Hi Adrian

I live in India and will be coming to the UK at the end of August. I can get them for you here and post them to you from the UK if you like. You can reimburse me in GBP. Email me at...
Forum: India Monday 30th June 2014, 06:04
Replies: 19
Views: 3,807
Posted By mikeprince
I was in Kashmir last month, although not...

I was in Kashmir last month, although not specifically birding. Security is strict but not a major issue any more and there are lots of tourists, predominantly domestic, but it is not easy at all to...
Forum: India Thursday 26th January 2012, 05:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By mikeprince
This is a female Common Iora: the greenish tail...

This is a female Common Iora: the greenish tail without obvious white is a giveaway.

Marshall's Iora does occur in SE Sri Lanka, rediscovered there in 2006 after 50ish years. It's also been...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 2nd July 2011, 04:28
Replies: 686
Views: 180,158
Posted By mikeprince
Damn, wish I could have put it as eloquently as...

Damn, wish I could have put it as eloquently as johnnymac |:d|
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 1st July 2011, 18:41
Replies: 686
Views: 180,158
Posted By mikeprince
Which actually produced very little in the form...

Which actually produced very little in the form of constructive ideas, and many more people hating the idea of any kind of policing/review/verification/voting/whatever. Our conclusion was therefore...
Forum: India Sunday 19th June 2011, 06:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,363
Posted By mikeprince
Hi Josh The Mountain Quail resort is right next...

Hi Josh

The Mountain Quail resort is right next to Jungle Lore so any information you find out referring to Pangot and Jungle Lore would be equally applicable.

Enjoy your trip!
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 14th November 2010, 08:18
Replies: 45
Views: 12,173
Posted By mikeprince
Hi Jos That's right, and also for general...

Hi Jos

That's right, and also for general interest - it can be pretty boring browsing if you just have a list of species, but the dates and locations, plus the comments (e.g. from the birder who saw...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 14th November 2010, 03:27
Replies: 45
Views: 12,173
Posted By mikeprince
Hi Lee It was sad to read this: no-one can...

Hi Lee

It was sad to read this: no-one can condone the amount of nonsense you seem to receive directly, and I'm sure most of us can understand the personal stress and disillusionment it causes you....
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 13th November 2010, 04:24
Replies: 45
Views: 12,173
Posted By mikeprince
Hi Ian Thanks for pointing these out. You are...

Hi Ian

Thanks for pointing these out. You are right that to validate data entry down to this level is difficult to do so we tend to rely on other users noticing the odd error and emailing us at...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 11th November 2010, 05:44
Replies: 45
Views: 12,173
Posted By mikeprince
We have considered implementing "private" lists...

We have considered implementing "private" lists which would not be viewable by anyone else. However this sort of goes against our (admittedly naive!) view that no-one should have any issue publishing...
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Thursday 11th November 2010, 05:34
Replies: 54
Views: 38,990
Posted By mikeprince
For the majority of us with poor gardens, if we...

For the majority of us with poor gardens, if we kept it strictly to within the confines of the garden then it would be very boring! I think therefore most do count anything seen from the garden....
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th November 2010, 05:29
Replies: 45
Views: 12,173
Posted By mikeprince
This is related to the option A we highlighted...

This is related to the option A we highlighted above. In Britain we already have the BOURC and BBRC, plus county level ornithological committees, dealing with record acceptances at different regional...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th November 2010, 15:04
Replies: 45
Views: 12,173
Posted By mikeprince
I don't really see much merit in this - just...

I don't really see much merit in this - just because you have a list on BUBO does not mean you are competitive, and in fact I'm sure the vast majority are not. Having such a flag wouldn't really mean...
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Tuesday 9th November 2010, 13:10
Replies: 4
Views: 3,405
Posted By mikeprince
Note that the UK also includes Northern Ireland...

Note that the UK also includes Northern Ireland which makes an odd region geographically for listing, so I'd be surprised if anyone keeps a UK list.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th November 2010, 04:44
Replies: 45
Views: 12,173
Posted By mikeprince
Listing - suggestions for a way forward

Following some heated debate after the BBC4 Twitchers programme, and in particular on "that thread", this message was posted recently on the UK400 Club forum. It summarises current methods of listing...
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