Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Week in Focus: 25th to 31st May 2013

A warm, dry start to the week again gave way to unsettled conditions with westerly and northerly elements to the airstream bringing few new birds to the County. A drake Garganey at Clifford Hill GP on 31st and a drake … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 18th to 24th May 2013

Migration slowed to a mere trickle, almost drying up, during another unsettled week of average and below average temperatures coupled with periodic heavy showers on the back of a largely westerly airstream. Six drake Mandarin Ducks were counted at Blatherwycke … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 11th to 17th May 2013

An unsettled week, dominated by a westerly airstream brought more migrant waders to the Nene Valley gravel pits and the first (overdue) Black Terns of the year to Pitsford Reservoir. Few raptors were found during the week, those of note … Continue reading

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arctica Dunlin at Summer Leys

Late on Thursday, 9th May, I made a flying visit to Summer Leys LNR in the hope that the strong south-westerlies sweeping southern parts of the UK had brought with them something a little different to the run-of-the-mill birds we … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 4th to 10th May 2013

Largely dry and settled with above average temperatures at the start of the week, falling to average or below average with south-westerly gales at the week’s end. On 6th an Egyptian Goose was at Summer Leys LNR and drake Garganeys … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 27th April to 3rd May 2013

A very dry and settled week with predominantly clear skies conducive to non-stop migration. The week was very quiet, the hoped-for rush of Bar-tailed Godwits, Whimbrels and Little Gulls, which have been the hallmark of late April/early May in recent … Continue reading

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