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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:19 pm 
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I received a text from Eddie Urbanski that Andrew Clarke had found a Subalpine
Warbler at Mynydd Mawr near the lower Car Park today. I met them both there
this afternoon and got a few pics. The bird was feeding in bramble and gorse
along a fence line on the west side of the sheep enclosure.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Fantastic photos, Eddie phoned me but sadly I was out searching for Chiff Chaffs. A great find indeed. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:02 pm 
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wow fantastic bird, is there any chance you can give a post code or google maps picture for where the bird is. It seems a confusing area. Thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:49 am 
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There is a sheep enclosure S of the lower Car Park.
The bird was feeding on the west fence (clawdd) of this, visible
from the slopes above. Also going into the low gorse above
the NW corner of the enclosure / SW corner of the Car Park.
Gorse has been mechanically removed on the lower part
of these slopes; it was feeding on these more open areas
near the fence too.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:12 am 
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Nice one Eddie.Great find by Andrew. John


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:54 pm 
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Hi John. Hope you are well? Sally sends her love. Bird was showing well again today.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Excellent afternoon spent seeing such a rare bird and a Yellowhammer.
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Subalpine Warbler 20thApril 2013 by shirleyr2009, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:38 pm 
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Location: probably not out birding :-(
What a brilliant bird.

So confiding. Sit quietly and wait and it comes right up to you. Yesterday it was frequenting the same bushes in roughly the same pattern but I understand it's moved on a bit this morning.

Here's the best of my pics, not brilliant, but that's the photographers fault!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Some awesome shot there not sure mine are in the same league but here you go guys I have uploaded a few on my Blog http://austinmorley.blogspot.co.uk/ The bird was showing really well in Aberdaron

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:27 pm 
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Couldn't re-find it this (Sunday) evening :(

The sun was in and it may just have found better feeding
nearby, but no sign of it at the original location.

Good to meet up with Elfyn!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:27 pm 
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Still there yesterday and today and ringed this morning. It is a second-year male
with mostly old (brownish) wing feathers but some newer tertials and inner secondaries
with blue grey edges. It is skulking most of the time and doesn't seem to be too
bothered about feeding intensively. Hasn't yet put back much fat or body mass so
may stay around a while longer :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Any reports of this bird today?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Nope - not from me.

Chiff chaffs, willow warblers, stonechats, Mippits and a Merlin were all I found at the site through the wind and fog.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:47 am 
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A couple of images of the Subalpine Warbler from yesterday!

http://birdingnorthwales.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/subalpine-warbler-and-woodchat-shrike.html

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