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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:27 pm 
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Cool lengthy early morning stroll with my Boxer Dog Daughter Jasmine from leaving the house at 5.30am and getting back at 10.10am,i walked from Penrhyn Bay to above Glan Conwy and Mochre and back.

Lovely and fresh the morning it was and just south of Glan Conwy near the Water Mill a cool male Pied Flycatcher was singing and showed well as did its mate.

Then in cool woodlands above Pentrefelin and Glan Conwy a total of 8 singing Redstart were noted and 3 singing Pied Flycatcher and the usual cool Stock Dove of the area at the top.

Also noted at 8.00am in cool broad daylight a Tawny Owl flew barely a metre away from me at waist height from a hedgerow,cool close up.

Noticed the bushs and hedgerows in some parts have been massacred,so no Garden Warblers.

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 2:30 pm 
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Interesting to hear of your sightings in this area Cidermaster.

Redstarts seem to be doing very well these days and this is backed up by the breeding bird survey which shows a 27% increase, largely in recent years.

The destruction of habitat you mention has been quite widespread recently. In the Nant-y-glyn valley a lot of scrubby ffridd habitat has been ripped up by the farmer in the last year or two with birds like Garden Warbler becoming much harder to find and Yellowhammers now locally extinct. A real shame. I guess it is linked with the recent changes in agricultural policy. At least the woodlands in the area still hold great birds.

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 5:21 pm 
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Real shame about the Nant-y-Glyn valley Henry,i used to go there alot,Yellowhammer,Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat were thriving.

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:49 pm 
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A cool Hobby seen while in a good mate's car flying just north of Bethel at Llandeiniolen.

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:19 pm 
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A loan Sanderling was on Penrhyn Bay Beach at midday today,a cool local bird.

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:24 am 
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On the local field with my Boxer Dog a cool Osprey flew right over Penrhynside at about 11.20am,then disappeared only to come back 20 mins later and fly over Penrhyn Bay,then over Glanwydden then over Bryn Pydew then back over Penrhyn Bay,it made my saturday already!

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:22 am 
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Well atlast i am doing another massive effort tomorrow,walking with a great mate and my Boxer Dog Daughter Jasmine from abergwyngregyn to Trefriw over the tops and moors and forest edge.

Should be one HELL of a list,let you all know,oh and a few pints to the salute the end and Conwy Butcher pies!!!!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 2:32 pm 
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Sounds good Pete, be interested to hear about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:17 pm 
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Have to agree with Mike there.
I'm "racing" Friday and Saturday too for the NWWT ~ their reserves only. I, too, will try to remember to post details afterwards.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:10 am 
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This morning on my local field in Penrhyn Bay while playing Bally with my Boxer Dog Daughter Jasmine i noted first a hunting male Kestrel then a cool passing Osprey which at 10.50am flew over Penrhynside then over Craigside torwards Llandudno.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:32 am 
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On one of our classic late summer early morning strolls with my boxer dog daughter Jasmine nothing much seen then at 8.00am approx a cool Raptor was above the woods bordering Penrhynside and Nant y gama a cool raptor came into view,none other than a female Hen Harrier,a new spices for my local patch,it flew over the the southern end of Penrhyn Bay then towards Mochdre and Glan Conwy,cool!!!!!!!!!

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Went to one of my favourite locations this morning and i got prolonged classic views of a soaring Goshawk and a pair of Hen Harriers,the weather is superb for Raptors at the moment,tomorrow i will give it an old fashioned Migrant ultra early morning outing with my Boxer Dog Jasmine.

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
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In the afternoon in my local patch i added Peregrine,Buzzard,Sparrowhawk,Kestrel and Osprey to today's Raptor list to take it to a Magnificent Seven!

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This morning on top of Nant-y-Gama a cool female Ring Ouzel was noted as was a neat sprinkling of Wheatears.

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 Post subject: Re: Cidermaster's walks
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2 Ring Ouzels noted on top of Penrhynside at 11.45am.6 singing Blackcaps in Nant-y-Gama area and 4 singing Chiffchaff.

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