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Forum: Migration Thursday 20th March 2008, 18:05
Replies: 83
Views: 6,505
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Wheatears back on territories on Mynydd Ddu...

Wheatears back on territories on Mynydd Ddu (Black Mountain) today.

Col.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st July 2007, 23:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Er, Hi Christine, noticed it was a late at night...

Er, Hi Christine, noticed it was a late at night post - feeling the pace up there? Always good to here about Sandpeeps (my word, not a misspelling) but what about Sand Martins?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th July 2007, 23:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Spent an hour or so down at Llangadog common...

Spent an hour or so down at Llangadog common along the river this afternoon. Despite some very heavy rainfall over the last couple of months we seem to have a very good population of Sand Martins -...
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 6th July 2007, 23:40
Replies: 7
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Views: 579
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Hi S.P. No, it's definitely not you - just take...

Hi S.P.

No, it's definitely not you - just take a look at the number of views of your thread - people are interested. Being a UK birder, I was not aware of what a Green Violet-ear was. Having had a...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 13th May 2007, 00:17
Replies: 20
Views: 2,877
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Birds 'starve' at South Korea wetland

More bad news for migratory birds it would seem!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6649233.stm
Forum: Conservation Monday 7th May 2007, 01:12
Replies: 153
Views: 11,164
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Wow Graham! A good and well thought out response....

Wow Graham!
A good and well thought out response. I would first like to say that having seen other posts of yours on this forum regarding birding, although I do not know you at all, I respect your...
Forum: Conservation Monday 7th May 2007, 00:15
Replies: 153
Views: 11,164
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
LOL Deborah! Since we live in a stone built...

LOL Deborah!

Since we live in a stone built cottage and the floor is a mixture of stone and concrete there could be any manner of things under there! I'm pretty good at staying out of the way when...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 6th May 2007, 23:45
Replies: 153
Views: 11,164
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Sorry Mike, Only just got around to responding to...

Sorry Mike,
Only just got around to responding to your post. Because I'm both a dog owner and a bird recorder, I have spent a good deal of this fine weekend outside in the fresh air on the hill...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 6th May 2007, 23:14
Replies: 153
Views: 11,164
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Absolutely agree! Would extend this to include...

Absolutely agree! Would extend this to include any sensitive area or site. As responsible dog owners, it is up to us to find out what is acceptable (let's face it, it is mostly common sense). Having...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 5th May 2007, 23:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
What! Only just picked up this before I'm off to...

What!

Only just picked up this before I'm off to bed. You mean you are still waiting for it!? Been up to hear this for the last 2 weeks (on and off) - It's been fantastic with the early spring...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 5th May 2007, 23:39
Replies: 153
Views: 11,164
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
As what I consider to be 'responsible' dog owner...

As what I consider to be 'responsible' dog owner and a keen wildlife observer, I understand Matt's concern, I tend to share it myself. I actually agree with Matt, during key breeding times (spring...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th April 2007, 22:17
Replies: 18
Views: 1,699
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Had our first calling Cuckoo today. Been here...

Had our first calling Cuckoo today. Been here three summers now and this is our first, so I'm with Matt - could be a good year for 'em
Forum: Monthly Photo Competition Details Sunday 22nd April 2007, 22:45
Replies: 16
Views: 4,234
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Wow! tough choice! Came down to one eventually....

Wow! tough choice! Came down to one eventually. I'm with Phil on this one,given the large membership of BF, how come more people do not vote?
Forum: Gardening for Birds Friday 13th April 2007, 23:17
Replies: 47
Views: 13,122
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Hi ya all. Picked up on this thread kinda late...

Hi ya all. Picked up on this thread kinda late but have to agree generally with all the posts so far. The small trees offered by Morrisons are great value. Silver Birch is an ideal tree for a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 13th April 2007, 22:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Yeah, agree with all of the above comments. We've...

Yeah, agree with all of the above comments. We've got our Golden Plover, Lapwings, Curlew, Redshank and Wheatear back on the hill. Lovely calls and wonderful display flights. Just remember folks,...
Forum: Migration Monday 26th March 2007, 23:47
Replies: 28
Views: 10,554
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Heard our first way out West here today. Can't...

Heard our first way out West here today. Can't gaurantee it's the earliest yet but seems likely. Had reports on Carmethenshire Bird Club sightings pages of others in the last few days. Guess some...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 26th March 2007, 23:33
Replies: 56
Views: 3,657
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Oh, yeah, been there done that! When we lived in...

Oh, yeah, been there done that! When we lived in West Yorkshire, a few of the starlings also got the hang of the Curlew's call - very weird to hear a Curlew call in the dales in mid winter.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 25th March 2007, 22:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Hey Luke, Saw this myself, amazing how all three...

Hey Luke,

Saw this myself, amazing how all three decided the Vale of Glamorgan was the place to be. Not sure why Cardiff airport area was deemed so desirable? Being an 'emigree' from England to S....
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 24th March 2007, 21:41
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Hi Dryslwyn, Not sure where your local patch is...

Hi Dryslwyn,

Not sure where your local patch is but both House and Tree Sparrows are not that common in rural Camarthenshire, not sure why that is - could be poor habitat. We do get a few however,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 21st March 2007, 21:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Hi Darren, See your pretty new to BF, so...

Hi Darren,

See your pretty new to BF, so welcome. Kestrels are pretty rare around our part of S. Wales. It's probably due to competition from Common Buzzards. Having said that, did spot one two...
Forum: Say Hello Monday 19th February 2007, 09:31
Replies: 15
Views: 1,778
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Hi dryslwyn, Welcome to BF from a fellow Sir Gar...

Hi dryslwyn,

Welcome to BF from a fellow Sir Gar inhabitant.

Colin.
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Friday 5th January 2007, 21:51
Replies: 7
Views: 4,225
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
I use rice in my bean bag. It helps if you cook...

I use rice in my bean bag. It helps if you cook it (dry) in a microwave for 5 minutes - tends to reduce it's absorbancy in damp conditions.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd November 2006, 23:24
Replies: 141
Views: 7,165
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Okay, a bit off thread but could you clarify...

Okay, a bit off thread but could you clarify please Kits? We still have some active 'hunts' around here who run several hounds (5-8) at the same time. They are not your usual 'Horsey' bunch in as...
Forum: Migration Thursday 23rd November 2006, 22:23
Replies: 56
Views: 3,699
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Seems kinda strange your not seeing more in the...

Seems kinda strange your not seeing more in the eastern side of the UK. We have flocks of 200+ Fieldfare with some Redwing feeding on the stunted hawthorns on the northern flank of the Black...
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 26th October 2006, 22:34
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By Mynydd Merlin
Hi Gary, Welcome to BF. You'll find there's...

Hi Gary,

Welcome to BF. You'll find there's quite a few S. Wales members (most are nuts but good guys just the same!) Watch out for Valley Boy's posts - sometimes contraversial but always...
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