Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Week in Focus: 16th to 22nd February 2013

The relatively high temperatures in the early part of the week rapidly gave way to a return to cold, wintry – though dry – weather during the latter half, when eight White-fronted Geese were found at Clifford Hill GP on 22nd. Six Egyptian … Continue reading

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A not so Mealy Redpoll

February is ‘Redpoll and Siskin time’ and every year I find the numbers visiting my feeders build throughout the month. At present up to two dozen Siskins and twelve Lesser Redpolls, along with Greenfinches, Goldfinches and Bullfinches, are emptying the … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 9th to 15th February 2013

A cold start to the week with intermittent light snow, which rapidly gave way to relatively mild conditions at the week’s end. Twenty-nine Shelduck at Deene Lake on 13th was an exceptionally high total for a single site in the … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 2nd to 8th February 2013

A relatively mild week with few new birds of note. A Dark-bellied Brent Goose was a one-day visitor to Ravensthorpe Res on 2nd and two Pintail were seen at Stanwick GP the next day. Ravensthorpe again held the highest number … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 26th January to 1st February 2013

Localised flooding followed a rapid snow thaw as temperatures rose significantly at the beginning of the week. Thirty-two Mandarin Ducks were counted at Blatherwycke Lake on 29th, Pintail remained scarce with just four at Ravensthorpe Res on 27th and two … Continue reading

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