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January 13th, 2019, 4:58 pm

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January 13th, 2019, 3:35 pm
After a hawk attack yesterday more birds returned to the loft this morning. There are now 2961 birds returned.
These hawks are a pain everywhere, hope they didn't cause too much disruption. Good to see a few more birds making it back to the loft, it's certainly a very tough and challenging programme.
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January 14th, 2019, 11:34 am

Due to a “Calima” approaching the canary islands over the yesterday, we are unable at this present time to make a day of release for the next training. We are currently monitoring the weather conditions and forecasts and it appears that the “Calima” will be present over the canary islands for the next few days, therefore we are hopeful that things will improve in time to announce the next days if the weather permits.

Tenerife, especially in the South, and the other Canary Islands are sometimes hit by dust clouds from the Sahara desert brought here on hot, dry winds, and this phenomena is known as La Calima, and may last for days.

A calima makes the sky and air look as if it is full of fog or mist but may have a yellowish tint to it. Unlike fog it is very dry and can be experienced whilst the sun is high in the sky, although the light is severely cut out as can be seen in the photo above, which was taken around 3pm in the afternoon.

However, the phenomenon is only temporary and normal sunshine always returns after it stops.
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January 14th, 2019, 1:10 pm

A bit of hold up to proceedings then Dev.
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January 14th, 2019, 2:48 pm

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A bit of hold up to proceedings then Dev.
Yes Mate, but its good to know the loft team are putting the welfare of the bird first.
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January 14th, 2019, 5:28 pm

Definitely the right decision, pleased they put the birds first. Hopefully they will be able to get back on track soon mate.
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January 14th, 2019, 5:29 pm

trench wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Definitely the right decision, pleased they put the birds first. Hopefully they will be able to get back on track soon mate.
Yes Mate, there are now 3015 birds back in the loft from the last trainer.
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January 14th, 2019, 7:32 pm

devo56 wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 5:29 pm
trench wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Definitely the right decision, pleased they put the birds first. Hopefully they will be able to get back on track soon mate.
Yes Mate, there are now 3015 birds back in the loft from the last trainer.
Good to see a few more back mate.
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January 15th, 2019, 4:48 pm

devo56 wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 11:34 am

A calima makes the sky and air look as if it is full of fog or mist but may have a yellowish tint to it. Unlike fog it is very dry and can be experienced whilst the sun is high in the sky, although the light is severely cut out as can be seen in the photo above, which was taken around 3pm in the afternoon.

However, the phenomenon is only temporary and normal sunshine always returns after it stops.
Isn't that what we got in the UK last summer?
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January 15th, 2019, 4:55 pm

CDBL wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 4:48 pm
devo56 wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 11:34 am

A calima makes the sky and air look as if it is full of fog or mist but may have a yellowish tint to it. Unlike fog it is very dry and can be experienced whilst the sun is high in the sky, although the light is severely cut out as can be seen in the photo above, which was taken around 3pm in the afternoon.

However, the phenomenon is only temporary and normal sunshine always returns after it stops.
Isn't that what we got in the UK last summer?
Yes mate it was, happens now and again, it seems to have cleared, training race 8 in the morning.
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January 15th, 2019, 5:03 pm

devo56 wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 4:55 pm
CDBL wrote:
January 15th, 2019, 4:48 pm
devo56 wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 11:34 am

A calima makes the sky and air look as if it is full of fog or mist but may have a yellowish tint to it. Unlike fog it is very dry and can be experienced whilst the sun is high in the sky, although the light is severely cut out as can be seen in the photo above, which was taken around 3pm in the afternoon.

However, the phenomenon is only temporary and normal sunshine always returns after it stops.
Isn't that what we got in the UK last summer?
Yes mate it was, happens now and again, it seems to have cleared, training race 8 in the morning.
Good luck mate, hope all goes well for you and the birds.
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