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Dunnock

Observed: 7th February 2012 By: Ray Turner
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A species I always feel I should see more of and am always disappointed if I don’t see one when out.

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David Jardine's picture

Dunnock

Please correct spelling

ophrys's picture

Tut! Tut!

Tut! Tut!

You're in trouble, Ray!

Please write out 20 times " I must not spell Dunerk wrongly"

Ian
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David Jardine's picture

Steady on

Ian

I have choice of agreeing to this and having two english names for prunella modularis (one of which is incorrect) going into the database, or asking for it to be corrected.

I've been away with work for the last 3 evenings and I'm trying to catch up ratifying records, so apologies if my comment may have appeared terse, but it was kept short to allow me to move on to the remaining records.

All the best

David

ophrys's picture

Database

David

I just don't think it really matters if English names are spelt one letter wrong, to be honest. As long as Prunella modularis is correct, then the sighting goes into the database OK. I wouldn't worry about it, in future.

I was only having a bit of fun with my reply, anyway... :)

Ian

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Oooops

My apologies for the error. How embarrassing.

I must not cut and paste
I must not cut and paste
I must not cut and paste
I must not cut and p....
I must not cut .........
I must ................

I have changed the title appropriately however as 15 people have already agreed with the observation I’ll spare them by not bothering to add a revision.

Ray

Ray

David Jardine's picture

mmmm - does it matter?

Look at the carousel on

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/246645?nav=latest_observations

This appears to carry over an error in the English name, so I'm not sure if it is important or not.

I had assumed a wee bit of rigour would help the long-term management of the (scientific) database, but maybe I'm wrong

ophrys's picture

Scientific

As you say, it's a scientific database, and Anas clypeata is correct where it matters on that sighting. No scientific rigour is therefore jeopardised by calling it a Shoveleler, or by having Anas clypeate as the title.

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