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Re: Osprey return

Post by bigyetiman » Sat May 19, 2018 1:17 pm

Have a lovely time in Exmoor, will keep fingers crossed the car behaves itself.
Whilst in Wales several people fell off Snowdon whilst we were in the vicinity, we bought a book of slate quarry walks did quite a few, very interesting in spite of several idiots shooting at the slate heaps in one and a nude photo shoot in another which attracted the attention of some mountain goats with hilarious results. just an average week in Wales
Wonder what will happen in Sunderland when we go
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Post by Marigold » Sat May 19, 2018 2:43 pm

Only idiots fall off Snowdon in good weather - usually people in slingback sandals and miniskirts who try a short cut instead of sticking to the very well-marked paths.
It sounds as if the mountain goats must have added greatly to the interest of the video. Did you get any footage?
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Re: Osprey return

Post by bigyetiman » Sat May 19, 2018 4:53 pm

Amazing what people think of as suitable clothing for going up a mountain. As we came down a track, we passed people in not very many clothes who sniggered at our trousers, coats, yes it's hot at the bottom and damn cold at the top.
Sadly no video footage of "Tangerine Tina", when we first saw these people on the wrong side of the footpath fencing and half way down a slope we initially thought they were idiots deciding to have a swim in what was probably a freezing lake. Then off came her robe and she was posing amongst the slate, then came the goats who being goats had to pick up and chew discarded clothing and generally clatter about the slate spoil in a very nimble fashion unlike the portly elderly photographers.
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Margaid » Sat May 19, 2018 10:07 pm

You only told me about the stretcher case and the shooting; the goats sound much more fun but the model and photographer obviously needed the Mrs G "look". Have a peek at this https://twitter.com/GlaslynWildlife
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Margaid » Sat May 19, 2018 10:10 pm

Hope the car behaves Marigold. I think I've got problems with the old Lexus' brakes now so getting it checked out on Thursday. At least the tyre problem seems sorted, probably caused by not having used the car over the winter. What will Poppy make of the ponies?
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Re: Osprey return

Post by Marigold » Sun May 20, 2018 7:27 am

Margaid wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:07 pm
You only told me about the stretcher case and the shooting; the goats sound much more fun but the model and photographer obviously needed the Mrs G "look". Have a peek at this https://twitter.com/GlaslynWildlife
Yes, especially this one!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdgDoKhWAAY3PTL.jpg:large
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Re: Osprey return

Post by bigyetiman » Sun May 20, 2018 11:52 am

it was a bit long winded to put in a text Margaid. I should have started a new thread entitled "Tangerine Tina". The Mrs G look would have been perfect for glowering at them. Think they also needed Aran taking a dive at them to.
Hope the brakes get sorted and glad the tyres were ok.
Hopefully the only nudes at the tall ships race will be ships figureheads
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Post by bigyetiman » Wed May 23, 2018 8:12 am

Another pair of Ospreys are now breeding in North Wales at Llyn Brenig. Water board staff are expecting eggs to hatch in the next few days. The female is Rutland born Blue 24 who has been seen hanging around both the Dyfi and Glaslyn area and the male is HR7 a Scottish born bird
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Post by Margaid » Wed May 23, 2018 8:27 am

Monty (at Dyfi Project) has been attacked by a barn owl two nights running, while sleeping on the perch next to the nest! DOP don't seem to be too alarmed by it but surely it would be disastrous if he were injured?
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Re: Osprey return

Post by bigyetiman » Thu May 24, 2018 11:22 am

I guess they aren't too worried as it has happened in previous years with no unfortunate consequences. But it would be serious if he did sustain an injury. The Barn Owl will be in for a shock if Monty turns on him
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