Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Week in Focus: 21st to 27th September 2013

A light westerly airstream dominated the first part of the week with a low pressure system in the eastern Atlantic bringing southwesterlies to the UK. This gave way to a Scandinavian high pressure system and a resultant easterly airstream out … Continue reading

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Ruddy Shelducks: postscript

Good news today from the Netherlands! I got an email from my old buddy René Pop in which he told me that, at last, the Dutch have this year radio-tagged ten Ruddies and colour-ringed some as well! Hopefully we will get … Continue reading

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Ruddy Shelducks in Northants

Think about it. If there is an established national pattern of occurrence of a species, which is reflected in Northants, then something must be going on. And it is … with Ruddy Shelduck. This species occurs annually in the UK … Continue reading

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Little Stint

Only hours after bemoaning the fact in Week In Focus that there had been no Little Stints in Northants this year, I did what any desperate birder would do – went out to my local patch and found one. Ok, … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 14th to 20th September 2013

A fast-moving Atlantic depression crossed northern Britain at the beginning of the week, bringing strong southwesterlies to western Britain, although these had lost impetus by the time they reached the Midlands. Otherwise the largely westerly airflow continued and the weather … Continue reading

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Lores like a Semi-p …

In the early part of the week Bob Bullock was photographing waders at Clifford Hill Gravel Pits when he came across this juvenile Ringed Plover with a rather Semipalmated Plover-like face pattern feeding with other Ringed Plovers and Dunlin on … Continue reading

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Habitat Improvement at Summer Leys

Birders recently visiting Summer Leys in search of autumn migrants cannot have failed to notice a significant change in its appearance.  Last week saw the completion of the reprofiling of the scrape there – a much welcomed move designed to … Continue reading

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