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Old Friday 4th August 2006, 12:11   #1
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You go out birding in southern England in August and see, say, a Greenshank or a Wheatear or two. Do you think this is such a remarkable sighting that everyone will be interested so you must put the birds out as national news on a bird information service? If so, why?
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Old Friday 4th August 2006, 12:15   #2
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Whether you use pagers or Birdguides you can filter the information to get what you want and not what you don't.

As previously mentioned on here though it amuses me when a mega disappears but the message make say a Greenshank or Wheatear in the same place sound like a consolation.

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Old Friday 4th August 2006, 12:16   #3
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You go out birding in southern England in August and see, say, a Greenshank or a Wheatear or two. Do you think this is such a remarkable sighting that everyone will be interested so you must put the birds out as national news on a bird information service? If so, why?
NO certainly not for National consumption
I have 3 local areas on my pager which is suitable for such news and means I can call in my sightings like the example above and they can go on the pagers and not bother everyone who is reading their National news.
So when I am out and about locally I can just read my local news and it might be of interest to me.

But certainly the example you gave above would not be of National interest

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Old Friday 4th August 2006, 13:04   #4
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I don't subscribe to a bird service but if I'm lucky eough to get a day off I used to occasionally check Birdguides mobile phone service to see if there's anything local, but when I paid 1 to find that there was a Little Egret at Oare Marshes I questioned whether whoever puts birds on the service has much grasp of local birds.
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