Computers are being used to monitor Black Guillemot nesting colonies on Skomer Island, off the coast of Wales:  “A monitoring system is being created that films nesting birds and then analyses images to work out what the birds are doing, how long they at the colony caring for young and how long foraging.”  BBC News has a short but fascinating article on one intersection of computer science and ecology.

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Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.