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Sand Martin - Pwll (Carms) (1 Viewer)

Peter C.

...just zis guy, you know?
In the forum list view, I first read this as "Sand Martin - Pwll Cairns" and that really made me wonder.... what are the Sand Martins doing arriving in Queensland???
 

SusanneH.

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Cranes and song thrushes

Yesterday I saw a herd of about 30 cranes flying back to their breeding grounds in the North. They were particularly quiet circling above one of the numerous burden dumps in my area.
And I also saw (and heard) the first song thrushes. I love their song because it's so funny and we gave them the name "Kasper Rütentüt" which might be translated as buffoon.

Oh dear, I hope my English doesn't sound too strange to your ears. I have to look up a lot of the words in a dictionary. Any corrections are welcome, as I would really like to improve my English by writing here.

As I love to share my photos I add one of a huge herd of cranes I took last autumn/fall. One Sunday morning hundreds and hundreds of them flew above my house. They never stop here, so I've never seen one at close range. |=(| But I love their calls.
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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In the forum list view, I first read this as "Sand Martin - Pwll Cairns" and that really made me wonder.... what are the Sand Martins doing arriving in Queensland???
Want a go at pronouncing Pwll Peter?;)

I didn't realise this would start a separate thread. Thought it would all be on the migration thread.

Rich
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Yesterday I saw a herd of about 30 cranes flying back to their breeding grounds in the North. They were particularly quiet circling above one of the numerous burden dumps in my area.
And I also saw (and heard) the first song thrushes. I love their song because it's so funny and we gave them the name "Kasper Rütentüt" which might be translated as buffoon.

Oh dear, I hope my English doesn't sound too strange to your ears. I have to look up a lot of the words in a dictionary. Any corrections are welcome, as I would really like to improve my English by writing here.

As I love to share my photos I add one of a huge herd of cranes I took last autumn/fall. One Sunday morning hundreds and hundreds of them flew above my house. They never stop here, so I've never seen one at close range. |=(| But I love their calls.

That's an impressive sight Susanne:t:

Rich
 

Peter C.

...just zis guy, you know?
Want a go at pronouncing Pwll Peter?;)

What are you saying, I can't even pronounce "Cairns" right! - at least not according to the Aussies ( I do know there's no 'r' in it, though).

I've been to Wales, a couple of times now, so I already know I can't pronounce anything.
 

ClarkWGriswold

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What are you saying, I can't even pronounce "Cairns" right! - at least not according to the Aussies ( I do know there's no 'r' in it, though).

I've been to Wales, a couple of times now, so I already know I can't pronounce anything.
I've lived here all my life and still struggle:-O
 

honeym

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Sand Martin reported from Pwll(Carms) today and from Swansea Vale in the week.
Rich
I see there are six sightings for this species already (18 Feb to 7 March) on BirdTrack - plus 7 for Swallow and 8 for House Martin (presumably over-wintering birds?)
Martin
 

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