Thursday, November 30, 2006

Winsnap a handy tool

Winsnap is good indeed for use in helpforums. In terms of managing and education of newcommers on the inhabitants portal. Utsira Municipal sites are devided in three different PLONE portals. One official, a tourist portal and one for the inhabitants of Utsira.

The ultimate tool thoug is PLONE.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

My Favoritebird -The Hooded Crow

Hooded Crow Corvus corone cornix has been a projectbird for Utsira Birding station since 1993. We've colourringed chics in their nest since 93 and a total of 79 chics and two adults has been ringed up to year 2000. I've done a tribute to the Hooded crow on the municipal web. And presented the ringing data here. red (Killed), black (no records of chics since 1999), seen last in year 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2006.

Main results from the project: (read: 'seems to' or 'major tends shows..')
The chics stay in their nesting territoials until they are getting into their p
uberty 2 years old, supporting in their parens task, surch as finding food an beeng aggressive into intuders. (I've made a sycklic-Hooded-Crow-yearclock wich shows when agression take part. In winthertime all Crows cooporate and do'nt defend a territorial).
Their parents are "Apha-pairs" and stays together as long they live (about 20-25 years?) There are about 15 breeding pairs at Utsira. And the best alphapairs breeds 4 chics a year. Staturs report is publiced in Yearbok 00-01 of Utsira Birdstation. Only two Utsira chicks has been found at Mainland in Haugesund killed two and four years old.
Intra harmony (may-late august) harmony among relatives in the territorial.
Inter harmony (november-mid february) harmony among all crows (exept weak indiviuals who get killed by other crows!).
highest aggresion period (in mid february-may) Aggression towards non territorial crows (the young mob) and less aggresion periode september-november aggession towards their chics (prepearing them for what's to come?)

The SoutWestEuropeean subspecie Carrion Crow Corvus corone corone are also represented in high numbers at Utsira and we think that they are Scottish or Shetlenders youngsters who are been defeted by their parents an yonger brothers/sisters from their home terriotorials som later than the Hooded Crow in april/may (Hooded in february/march)

Also started the Norwegian Page on Hooded Crow on Wikipendia

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Still a dull day... if you can't read in Norwegian!

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Thanks for generator-tip Eirik

Friday, November 24, 2006

Me and the Grimsby link

Grimsby is a name of a fotball club and a Town in Great Britain. But it's also a Viking name of a place in Farsund municipal in Norway where my fathers father lived. My father vas born at Kjørrefjord in Farsund and moved to Flekkefjord, where I lived before I moved to Utsira

As you can see in the Norwegian Fanpage many fans are named Grimsby. Including two relatives from my uncle who moved to Lyngdal. Lars Kåre Grimsby and Eivind Grimsby Haarr.

Norwegians know Eivind from the sientist NRK program Schrødingers Katt

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

My photos in Explore top 500

3 photos in explore (top 500 interestingness) is a great improvment for me! Lots of pictures from Utsira are posted in my Flicker page. Allso got a set called Utsira as way of Life and a set called Birding Utsira. Click for slideshow Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Faster frontpage on the municipal web

Added new frontpage on the municipal frontpage today. =Stormy weather and spectacular light at Utsira added on Utsira Kommune In order to get a higer score on 'Kvalitet 2006' Quality in Norwegian official webpages. Previous page was heavy on 400kb nowdays pages on your cellarphone get slow to start over 9 kb. I managed to get the frontpage down to 20 kb! Im pleased and the off. Judgement will probably be publiced on on the 1'st of Desember.

Love Firefox and Bill Gates freestuff... more to come