Well, this is just to say that I have finally had my access restored to the website today, so have been able to start a new thread. The chat on the Youtube works well, but of course there is no record, it just disappears after a few hours, so you have to be there practically all the time, which isn’t possible.
The Milestone recording software is still not working, however, I can make some videos with the screen recording device. That works well, except I can’t do it 100% of the time (that means camping at the uni!), so of course will often miss important milestones until it’s operational again. The Youtube stores images for four hours only.
Anyway, this is a good start and from next week, I’ll start my weekly updates, usually on Fridays, becoming more frequent as the breeding season progresses.
Our couple, Diamond and Xavier, are busy courting and he has even brought food into the box (just once, and he didn’t actually give it to Diamond but, cheekily, flew off with it, as is his wont! But it all augus well for a good season.
I’ve recently received a generous grant, so am hoping to start the analysis of the prey remains from the last six years. I’m no longer collecting behaviural data on a regular basis (that needs the proper recording software), but could add to the prey data this season and gather general breeding information.
Many thanks for your patience and fingers crossed I don’t get ‘barred’ again!