Home Skywatch Extravaganza!
From your home between the hours of 10:00am and 12:30pm on Sunday 19th April .....
• Record all birds of prey, corvids (crows, rooks, jackdaws, magpies, jays) plus cranes or storks flying over should anyone be so lucky!
• Log your results on the club website if you are in the NENBC area, one entry for each occurrence
• Include the number of birds at each occurrence and which direction they are travelling in
Obviously we are particularly interested in flying birds for this vis-mig exercise, but if you have local, static birds you want to record, then just say this when you log your record.
Additionally, not essential but if you are able, please record how much of the sky you can see (eg: 270 degree view / 60% sky). The number and direction, as well as the time and the location, are the important things to record – the view and % sky details are nice to have but not essential, so please don’t be put off entering a record if you don’t feel you want to add this detail.
When you are entering your records on the website, you can either do a completely new entry and upload for each occurrence: Date, Start Time, Location, Select a Bird, Count, Notes, Submit Records ... and repeat as necessary. This may mean you are entering something like this:
1. 4x Buzzard:“(270view/60%sky) NE”
2. 1x White-tailed Eagle: “(270view/60%sky) W”
3. 2x Red Kite: “(270view/60%sky) circled over garden before heading NE”
Alternatively, you could enter the Date, Start Time, Location just the once and then Select a Bird, Count, Notes for each occurrence BUT YOU MUST MAKE SURE THE NOTES SECTION CONTAINS THE TIME YOU ACTUALLY SAW THE BIRDS. Only press Submit Records once you are done. This may mean you are entering something like this:
• Buzzard x5 “(360view/80%sky) NE at 10:05”
• Buzzard x 2 “(360view/80%sky) N at 11:20”
• Buzzard x1 “(360view/80%sky) SE at 12:15”
Good luck and thank you for participating!
ORIGINAL EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 ARRANGEMENTS Join us for a static bird watch to look for raptors and other soaring birds in the sky. • Sheringham Cemetery with Moss Taylor and Lin Pateman 10.00 - 12.30. Let's hope there is less mist than in 2019!