Yep. Right, that's it. I've just put both of them on my Ignore list. No idea what that makes happen. But, if I don't have to see the headers and click the links as an automatic reaction? It'll save me valuable seconds of my remaining life and suit me fine.
Nothing against the guys doing it. It's just not for me.
Title of this forum is rare bird information. So, I guess if you don't want to read rare bird bird information, stay away from this section.
I personally wouldn't hold my breath that this bird is still there tomorrow as it wasn't seen for the rest of the afternoon.
Exactly. I've just read Lee's latest update ~ almost as good as being there
In terms of information, I think these twitter messages do have more details than say the RBA feed on Birdforum that doesn't give location but just a county.
However, in terms of thread starter, I do wonder how useful these sorts of rarity news posts are on a forum (as most are not worthy of any sort of comment). On Birdforum, although it was mildly entertaining at first, I'm getting really turned off by how it's denegrated in to personal jabs and criticisms of the finders. Often nothing to do with the bird in question at all. Many pages to wade through on the recent robin and rubythroat and 90% of it negative and no longer amusing. In fact, it just reminds me how I wouldn't want any of these people on my patch if I was ever lucky enough to find anything. We don't need another forum encouraging the same type of postings.
Now, where's that Tanager?
Last edited by tsteve; October 21st, 2011 at 06:11 AM.
Apparently still present this morning, reported as a first-winter male.
It's a long journey from Shetland....
Last edited by Brian S; October 21st, 2011 at 09:11 AM.
Shame it's not a Summer, but nice to see Cornwall scoring with some yankage.
There's probably a number of teachers on their way down to Scilly overnight that might hope it stays another day...