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 Post subject: Ophelia
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:56 pm 
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A very dark morning here at Penygroeslon with a noticeable odour on the ENE wind
from the Iberian forest fires fanned by ex-hurricane Ophelia. Just a few Redwings
arriving before I had to close the nets early as the wind picked up and veered SSE.

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 Post subject: Re: Ophelia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:19 am 
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Not seen any winter Thrushes yet. I bet you have the full force where you live Phil, as for Bardsey I hate to think.

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 Post subject: Re: Ophelia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:35 pm 
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Shirley,

Yes, we get the full force of the wind here! Great for the wind
turbine which was working right through the storm yesterday, but
it reduces the number of days I can open mist nets safely.

First Redwing ringed here was on the 10th and only 9 so far this
month, all adults. If only the winds would go round to the East!

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 Post subject: Re: Ophelia
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:20 pm 
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Well, the wind did go to the east and my friend Bethan and I had a very enjoyable morning there and for me the Brambling made my day, 2 Bramblings to-day and if I can remember what Phil said a Siberian Chiffchaff and 7 Redwings. I'll have to get up earlier to see the Redwings.
I've never seen a bird so close and I'm sure within 4 mins the birds were caught, ringed, weighed and released. All the information recorded.

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 Post subject: Re: Ophelia
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:04 pm 
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Yes, passage continued well into the afternoon today! Eastern Chiffchaff, 3 Bramblings,
2 Coal Tits, 12 Blue Tits and a control, with 9 Redwings (all adults still) amongst others.
Some photos from today:

ImageK2OB2750 by P J Belman, on Flickr
Eastern Chiffchaff, probably tristis

ImageK2OB2756 by P J Belman, on Flickr
Male Brambling

ImageK2OB2765 by P J Belman, on Flickr
Female Brambling

ImageK2OB2760 by P J Belman, on Flickr
Coal Tit

Phil B
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Edited - apologies that Photobucket doesn't seem to be hosting my photos any more...now on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Ophelia
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Good stuff. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Ophelia
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:16 pm 
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Just heard from Kelvin that yesterday's Blue Tit control at
Penygroeslon was originally ringed as a nestling at Coed Crafnant
(to the E of Harlech) on 17th May this year. Quite a long dispersal
distance for a Blue Tit.

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