Monthly Archives: January 2013

Siberian Chiffchaffs at Ecton Sewage Farm

The sewage outfall stream from Ecton Sewage Farm into the River Nene near Cogenhoe has long been a regular magnet for Chiffchaffs during the winter months although it, along with the adjacent extensive Phragmites reedbed, receives surprisingly little attention from … Continue reading

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Optics Demonstration Day, Pitsford Res, 3rd February

The local Wildlife Trust in conjunction with Opticron is staging an optics demonstration day on Sunday, 3rd February, at Pitsford Reservoir between 10.00 and 16.00, enabling visitors to test a range of Opticron equipment under field conditions. Pitsford stalwarts, Neil … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 19th to 25th January 2013

The week continued cold with further snowfall and few new birds being discovered. Two Mandarin Ducks were at Astwell Mill on 19th and the only Pintail were two at Stanwick GP on 24th, and the three wintering Scaup were still … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 12th to 18th January 2013

The first real snow of winter did not appear to give rise to any of the much hoped for significant hard weather movements this week. An adult White-fronted Goose visited Stanwick GP briefly on 12th but it did not linger … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 5th to 11th January 2013

Mild, dry conditions coincided with the discovery of a host of new birds this week. A Shelduck was at Earls Barton GP on 5th and 11th and six Mandarin Ducks were located at Blatherwycke Lake on 9th with a belated … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 29th December 2012 to 4th January 2013

A mild week with lower rainfall saw the momentary return of the Dark-bellied Brent Goose to Clifford Hill GP on 30th while two Shelducks were at Blatherwycke Lake on the same date and two paid an unseasonal visit to Pitsford … Continue reading

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