Monday, 9 February 2009

Guilty as Sin

Some of you may have caught the horrendous liability of a post I put up the other evening. Apologies if you did. I had, at the time consumed enough Chardonnay to stun a small manatee. Sadly it inflicted my mood and writings with an arrogance i never wish to repeat. Sorry. If you didnt catch it - you missed out on a laugh (at me). Not been birding much over the last few days - lots of uni and work, but did volunteer at Tophill. Ive tried to update the twitter feed reasonably regularly but as can be expected its more day to day stuff than birding (although birds are involved). For those of you that have signed up to Rarevine on Twitter (just follow Rarevine) thanks. You can join a growing grapevine of hopefully speedy news about rarebirds by following both rarevine and the people rarevine is following (not all the followers as some are not solely concerned with rare birds and spam will hit your feed). If you want to contribute signup with a rarebird dedicated account and i can follow you also so that your information will hit my feed and indicate to other people to follow you - id like to see more contributions (it all sounds difficult but its not honest).
Volunteered at Tophill yesterday and cut down and lugged more trees. No sign of the Firecrest but 3 Roe Deer on the way in were nice as was a Barn Owl over South Marsh west. Might try and take some photos of the York Waxwings tomorrow but we shall see.

6 comments:

Thing said...

I did wonder where the broken link went to....

James said...

probably best you didnt get the original - i noticed the link showing in other peoples feeds and got concerned that the entry still quasi-existed but gave a massive sigh of relief when i got a broken link.

Kay said...

Sorry James, just trying to get the hang of this Tweeting lark - hope I didn't spam your Rarevine!!

From reading the BF thread I gather I'll need another account to join Rarevine?

Also how did you get your OrnId feed to come up like that on the side of your blog? I've installed a gadget on mine to show the feed, but it looks a bit tacky.

James said...

Kay its fine - its dead confusing - the whole dedicated account for the rarevine thing is so you can post to it without posting your random tweets - so other people only get bird news. I cant remember which gadget i added but i went to sort out my blog settings and it was one of the options in there.

James said...

Actually scrub that - i copied the HTML from twitter (i think its advertised as such) and said i had the old style blogger blog so i embedded it manually. Not that hard just copy the HTML it gives you and paste it in a HTMLbox whn you go to cutomise --> add element on blogger. Sorry, id been pratting about with my set up and couldnt remember how id done it.

Kay said...

Thanks James, have got the feed sorted now. Think that's enough tweeting for one day!

How brains and birds become mutually exclusive