Monthly Archives: October 2013

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

This week’s weather was dominated by westerly or southwesterly winds, which produced showers and some short periods of heavy rain. Some interesting migrants found their way to the county while several long-stayers seemed set to remain for a while to … Continue reading

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

The week kicked off with a slow-moving low pressure system sitting just over south-eastern Britain and adjacent mainland Europe, which produced significant north-easterly winds accompanied by low cloud and rain – ideal conditions for pushing species more normally associated with … Continue reading

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

The relatively warm south-westerly airstream at the beginning of the week had given way to cold north-easterlies and rain by the week’s end. A phenomenal 33,000+ Redwings were counted migrating over one point in neighbouring Bedfordshire on 10th as more … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 28th September to 4th October 2013

The UK was sandwiched between a low pressure system to the southwest and a high pressure system over Scandinavia, producing a steady southeasterly airflow across the country throughout much of the week, turning southwesterly toward the week’s end. The Pitsford … Continue reading

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The Stanwick Azorean Yellow-legged Gull

Atlantis is not just a myth … but there is some doubt as to whether or not ‘real’ Azorean Yellow-legged Gulls Larus michahellis atlantis are occurring in the UK. There have been several good candidates in recent years, including this … Continue reading

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