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I GUESSED the first set of birds dead on...

Uhmmm.... The remaining "test results" were so bad they caused me to get
back to work!

Great tool!

Thanks for sharing.

Patrick

> Kristi.
>
> Great training tool, I recommend every birder take the challenge and
> evaluate your "on the wing" counting skills.
>
> Thanks for sharing.
> Mike Doyen
>
>
> Kristi Mayo <[log in to unmask]> wrote: I don't think this has made it
> onto MoBirds yet -- Check out the link
> below. (I have always suspected that I consistently underestimate
> large flocks in the field, and this game backed up that theory.)
>
> Kristi Mayo
> Kearney MO (Clay Co.)
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> ---
>
> Back in October, Chuck Otte posted a link to a great little Java
> applet that simulates flocks of birds flying by so that you can hone
> your speed-counting skills.  (It reminds me of the scene in "Rain
> Man" when Raymond counts a whole box of toothpicks as they fall to
> the floor - except that the toothpicks keep moving and quickly
> disappear.)  The instructions were in Danish, I believe, but it was
> easy to figure out how to use it, and I think it's a terrific tool
> for improving your perception of flock sizes.  So, with Christmas
> Count season fast approaching, I took a couple of minutes and tracked
> down the code, modified the interface slightly, and posted it here
> (in English) for the benefit of KSBIRDers:
>
> http://staff.jccc.edu/dseibel/birds/birdcount.htm
>
> Note that I also included a link to an online version of the game
> that allows you to post your best scores.  It is humbling and
> impressive to look at the score list.  (I wonder, in fact, if Ray
> Winstead is really Raymond....)  Remember that the commas in the
> scores are decimal points, and that the total score is the SUM of all
> five error percentages!
>
> David Seibel
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