Are you ready for Digital Ornithology?

Binoculars

In September 2011 the UK introduced High Resolution Digital Birdlife, meaning that for the first time ever twitchers could enjoy looking at high definition birds in 12 billion colours*. Birdwatchers can now enjoy more birds in more detail than ever before. Wrens! Chaffinches! House martins! More than 200,000 species are now available in dazzling clarity.

So what happens now?

HD-ready binoculars and digital bird feeders have been available for some time and if you're already using them then you need do nothing. But if you still have traditional analogue gear, it's time to upgrade. Next month all the UK's analogue birds will be switched off, meaning you'll miss out on a wide range of sparrows, tits and ducks.

Where can I get help?

Binoculars

Most high street birdwatching shops will be able to supply the correct equipment. If you live in one of the few areas of the country which, weirdly, doesn't have a dedicated high street birdwatching shop, you can get help and advice at www.gov.uk/birds. There you will find handy tips, guides, expert articles and recommendations to help you continue to enjoy watching all the birds you want, morning, noon and night.

 

*There aren't that many colours.

There aren't that many birds.

 

 

Taken from The University of the Bleeding Obvious Annual 2016

Order via Amazon UK

Order via Amazon US

The University of the Bleeding Obvious Annual 2016

Return to Archive 4

www.bleeding-obvious.co.uk
InstagramFacebookTwitter
Fantastic frogular frog facts
Never be burnt alive by indecision again
Why can't these people just stay at home?
How close should a gentleman get to a lady?
Relax with chickens
The clipboard used to compile the Domesday Book.
Lost Womble book to be published.
Fun for nearly all the family!
David McGog MP has been at it again
The cutting edge of vegetable warfare

 

Teaching Carrots to FlyTeaching Carrots to FlyStandard British NunsExtreme Dinosaurs

 

The Bleeding Obvious Prime Time Gameshow Generator

Latest blog entries...

13 June 2022: The Sandwich: #365

12 June 2022: The Sandwich: #364

11 June 2022: The Sandwich: #363

Copyright © 2016