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Day 6 (Monday) in Washington DC

Day 6 of Andy Mabbett’s adventures in Washington DC Continue reading

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Day 5 (Sunday) in Washington DC

Andy Mabbett writes about his fifth day in Washington DC Continue reading

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Day 3 and 4 in Washington DC

Andy Mabbett writes about his visits to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, and to Jug Bay Wetlands in Maryland. Continue reading

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My second day in Washington DC

Andy Mabbett’s notes on his second day in Washington DC. Continue reading

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A few quick thoughts on arrival in Washington DC

Andy Mabbett’s notes on his arrival in Washington DC Continue reading

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How can I automate repetitive find’n’replace operations?

Andy Mabbett asks for help automating a large series of find’n’replace operations, which need to be performed monthly, to update the West Midland Bird Club website which he maintains. Continue reading

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Unusual behaviour of Blue Tit at nest site

Andy Mabbett documents (with photograph and video) an unusual Blue Tit nest, in a dead tree, with separate entrance and exit holes. Continue reading

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More police forces should publish web pages about wildlife crime officers

A crowd-sourced list of UK Police Forces’ wildlife crime pages has too many gaps. They could do better, and we should encourage them to. Continue reading

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Please Help Me to Compile a List of UK Police Forces’ Wildlife Crime Pages

Crowd-sourcing a list of UK Police Forces’ wildlife crime pages, using a Google Docs spreadsheet. Continue reading

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BBC Balloon Release Complaint

Prof. Jim Al-Khalili, on the BBC’s ‘Chemistry: A Volatile History’, (ep. 2) released a big, red, helium-filled balloon, with a string attached.

On its return to earth, the balloon will become litter. Balloons are harmful to wildlife, so I complained to the BBC. Continue reading

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