"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Swans smarter than climate birdbrains

The first Bewick's swan of the year has arrived at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge, Glos
Bewick swans migrate 2500 miles at the start of winter from Siberia to the UK and this weeks arrival is the earliest in 50 years. This migration is a week earlier than 2010 which saw a horrific winter in the UK and if the swans are right 2015 could be a repeat. Meanwhile mindless flocks of climate "scientists" will be migrating to Paris this winter because of imagined warming . It is no contest which is the smarter.
The Telegraph has the story:
Britain is facing its longest winter in 50 years after the earliest-ever arrival of a Siberian swan which traditionally heralds the start of the season.
Each year around 300 Bewick's swans migrate 2,500 miles from Arctic Russia to escape the approaching cold weather which follows closely behind them.
They flock to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge, Glos, where their arrival has been recorded since 1963.
The first bird arrived on Sunday - a full 25 days earlier than last year and the earliest date on record.
It coincided with the first frosts of the autumn in the area and experts say its early return could be a sign of a long, hard winter ahead.
The premature arrival of winter in many European countries has encouraged Bewick's swans to flock westwards earlier than usual.
Temperatures are currently five to 10 degrees below average in parts of western Russia and eastern Europe and are expected to drop to the minus 30s.
Spurred on by bitter north easterly winds, many of the swans are currently gathering in the Netherlands, with 45 on Lake Gooimeer and 80 on Lake Lauwersmeer.

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