June 21st, 2009, 07:49 PM
Yes, I have been birding today - I do so everyday in a perfunctory manner whilst walking my lovely dog "Bodi" for two hours every morning and just over an hour in the afternoon, in addition to more specific "birding trips".
Today the shade temperature was 42ºC at 1.00 pm - very high for June. I met two Brits at Ria de Alvor who were in serious trouble - T-shirts and shorts, no hats and no water. Managed to douse them with water and get them back to their car - silly idiots (and not a word of thanks).
I presume that they missed the nine Gull-billed Terns, the 2nd c.y. (non-breeding) Caspian Tern, and the magnificent sight of a Short-toed Eagle catching a 2 meter long Montpelier Snake.
Nowt as queer (or stupid) as folk!!
June 21st, 2009, 08:11 PM
What sort of ages were the two ijwits? Just kids, or people who should've known better?
Nice 16°C here today.
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June 21st, 2009, 08:42 PM
Very nice when the sun came out in Northampton too. Took the (ex) wife's dog out for a bit off insecting and found this rather handsome Scorpion Fly.
The dog managed to scupper my attempt at photographing a Bush Cricket by wadding in like a twitcher in Maroc.
More like 24 though not 42, ouch! I bet their shoulders are burning tonight...
June 22nd, 2009, 08:18 AM
June 22nd, 2009, 04:47 PM
Did I read correctly? 42 degrees Celsius? That's 107 Fahrenheit! I thought that I had it hot here. I actually like the heat but that is pushing it for here. Of course we have close to 100% humidity but it doesn't sound like it was that uncomfortable there. Good job Colin! And shame on them for not being appreciative.
June 22nd, 2009, 05:27 PM
June 22nd, 2009, 05:32 PM
I have no problems with 32-37 degrees which is where it stays for the most part from june through september with a few days going towards 40. Just carry lots of water. I would probably get in trouble myself with lack of humidity, not recognizing that I am indeed sweating and so not drinking as much as I should.
As an aside, I am getting ready to post in the photo help session will you pop in on that and give me a hand? Thanks
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