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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2008, 20:26 PM »
I've read that between 20 - 30% of the colony is resident - so that would mean about 40-60 herons, but many of these only come to the zoo to sleep.

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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2008, 22:05 PM »

I love the watery photo of the heron shaking the goldfish. Looks like its's walking underwater

I thought it was taken underwater  :) I like the fluffy young pelican too.
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2008, 05:02 AM »
Hi Lucy,

That's a lovely update about the Herons. It almost feels like you're catching up on village gossip, "How's the twins' teeth?", "When does Ramon start school?" etc.

Can't wait to see your update about Aigüestortes (actually Sant Maurici by the sound of it)!

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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2008, 21:30 PM »
Thanks for all the comments - I'll be keeping you up to date on heronry tittle-tattle in the future.  Stuff on Sant Maurici coming up soon.

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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2008, 07:11 AM »
Hi Guys m Gals.

I'm seriously in danger of getting organised this week (don't worry, it won't last!) here's my latest post   :dancing:

Simon

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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2008, 10:23 AM »
That’s lovely, Simon. I feel like I’ve been out for a good walk while sitting here drinking coffee!  The calm after the storm and before the storm. I think you’re single-handedly going to wreck Tarragona’s reputation as a small peaceful provincial city.

Ps.Herons have their rauxa side too!

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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2008, 10:58 AM »
Interesting as ever.

This particularly caught my eye as I'm always collecting evidence for the LIA in Spain:

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Baro was an ancient fording place that grew to become a village from around the XIV C as the Medieval Warm Period gave way to the Little Ice Age of the XVIII C. This made life in the higher villages untenable in winter. In the upland valleys important settlements, like the Bronze Age village of Santa Creu de Llagunes, which is thought to have been inhabited from around 1500 BCE, were completely abandoned as early as the turn of the XIII C.

Good discussion of seny i rauxa. Note it's anglosaxó not anglosajó.
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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2008, 21:21 PM »
Hi Lucy and Nick and everyone,

Thanks for your feedback! Most of the stuff I've been don lately has gone off to professional editors and I feel like I'm waiting for the Sword of Damocles; you hear nothing for weeks and then all **** breaks loose!

Good of you to notice my translation error, Nick, very sloppy on my part! Re. the LIA, you'll find lots of references to it in the Pallars Sobira, where there's a theory that many contemporary bordes (sing. borda), or field barns  (laithes in Yorkshire, not sure what you Woollybacks would call them  >:D) are thought to have been villages pre XIV C.

One of our next trips will be to the source of the Noguera Pallaresa (if the weather permits is it  at just under 2,000 m and that's the valley floor!) where there is a ruined monastery called la Mare de Déu de Montgarri and an even higher village/borda called Bonabé. I'll develop this theme over the next few months; it's especially relevant to me as I'm researching the history of the area during the XV C  :booklook:.

Ta ta for now!

Simon

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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2008, 09:31 AM »
I've put something up about the Pyrenees - the first of a series of short pieces. I decided to chop it up to make it more digestible.

http://iberianature.com/lucyblog/2008/09/pyrenees-i-espot/


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« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2008, 00:14 AM »
Lucy has written up her Aiguestortes trip. Definitive trip report to the area I'd say

http://iberianature.com/lucyblog/category/aiguestortes-and-sant-maurici-national-park/

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« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2008, 10:17 AM »
Hi Lucy,

What a fabulous report of the Parc Nacional, as always!

Just one point before too many people read it; the link to the Forum topic in blog #iii doesn't seem to work, it may be your link or parhaps it's the thunderstoprm that's roaring outseide right now  :speechless:

Simon

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« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2008, 12:14 PM »
Thanks Simon, think I've got it working now. 

Just had a look at the Meteocat radar map and I can see you're somewhere underneath that big green and yellow mass, which seems to be heading this way!

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« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2008, 17:35 PM »
Hi Lucy,

That big green/yelow blob caught us up n the ebach with our dogs, miles from any useful shelter, so the only thing possible was to slug it all te way home under 69 L/m2 of rain! And check out the 'lamps' on Meteocat; they smashed my Internet, phone, the washing . . . . :technodevil:

Santa Tecla is definitley a washout this year - looks like your Merce too. the big probem is our 'colla' is having a huge open air dinner tonight - ugh! :banghead:

Simon

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« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2008, 17:16 PM »
Going for walks in Collserola always throws up surprises - and I've rounded up three of them on the blog.

http://iberianature.com/lucyblog/2008/09/close-encounters-in-collserola/

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« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2008, 11:10 AM »
Hi Lucy, fab blog, as always!

Simon

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« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2008, 18:20 PM »
Read here to find out what happened when Lisa and Teresa came to Barcelona:

http://iberianature.com/lucyblog/2008/10/in-search-of-two-tailed-pashas-and-the-autumn-narcissus/

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« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2008, 07:38 AM »
And a nice shot of the underwing of a Pasha too  >:D Thanks Lucy, I'm so glad we didn't miss the jewel of the Delta del Llobregat.
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« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2008, 09:30 AM »
Many thanks for bringing a great day back with such good writing
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« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2008, 20:37 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2008, 21:42 PM »
Re: Reply # 18.... I'm still finding it hard to forgive them. Herons, that is. That photo of the baby rabbit.  :'(

Posts are magic, Lucy.  :)
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