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Robin Mania

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Martin Mc Kenna
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« on: December 10, 2010, 05:25:13 pm »

Thanks very much for the comments everyone  Smiley

John, how many did you count?, there are 8 in the image however there were more on the tree which I couldn't get in the frame. I was kicking myself for not having any food with me, I felt so sorry for them, next time I'm here in the snow I will have something. On the plus side lots of money has been spent on feeding the birds in the back garden, every day and night they get fresh seed and nuts in the feeders and a plate of water which always freezes over then gets replaced. Keeping them fed is turning costly but it's worth it when you wake up to that happy snow scene every morning with so many Bird species feeding together, I love it  Smiley

Richard, lol yes I does have the Alfred Hitcock quality to it doesn't it, I hope Hollywood doesn't steal the Robin idea though or they will go bust with a big flop on their hands  Smiley, 'The Birds' was certainly good though!.

As for the weather turning severe or extreme it's difficult to say so soon, Conor and I have discussed this over the last year or so and we think that the weather has been getting more extreme over the last two years,  this really has been striking during the Winter months, whether this is a trend or just a fluke remains to be seen. I would certainly like to see an increase in severe thunderstorms though because they have been lacking during 2010. Late 2009 and early 2010 brought the most severe winter weather I have ever seen anyway, one would need to go back 50-60 years to see anything like that again, and now we have just had the most severe late Nov/early Dec Winter weather in many years too so that's very interesting.

However going back to the files in my memory bank I can recall much more severe gales, storm forces winds, mad all night thunderstorms and more tornadoes - these haven't been as prolific in recent years so I would like to see an increase in that side of things, perhaps 2011 will produce the goods. I don't believe in statistics, trends, global warming induced weather events etc, I just think things happen based on the synoptics at the time which are unpredictable - chaos theory, weather will happen for the good or bad regardless of man's attempts to label and understand the 'reason' behind it.  So with that I'm sitting on the fence observing what's going on at the risk of opening a can of worms  Smiley
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