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Old Sunday 3rd September 2017, 19:35   #1
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I am wandering what kind of data do people record when they spot birds.

Presently I record the date time I spotted the bird, just wandering what other details people record.

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Old Monday 4th September 2017, 13:46   #2
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Date, location, times there from-to, species, numbers, age of some species seen, sex of some species seen.


02/05/2017; local reserve, light SE wind with light cloud and sunny spells : 10am-11am: Tree Pipit 4, Song Thrush 6, Redstart 3, (1 male and 2 female), Blackcap 5 (3 singing males and 2 females) etc.

This is what I do but others may capture differently what they see in their notes
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Old Monday 4th September 2017, 15:29   #3
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Thou birds I observe are usually stationary happy to stay where they are, you can see many birds in flight I always carry a small compass to take a reading in what direction they are travelling in, I,ll add a bit about the weather conditions occasionally, when giveing bird notes in to my local society on line it is set up to enable you to give a six grid ordnance reference for every record you send in.
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