Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Week in Focus: 25th to 31st January

A mild start to the week included an unseasonal thunder & lightning storm on 25th, before turning briefly colder under the influence of an easterly airstream mid-week. Escapes featured heavily this week with the Ross’s Goose again at Clifford Hill … Continue reading

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Wood Duck

Found by Jack Douglas, this female Wood Duck has been present along an overgrown stretch of the River Nene, between B&Q and Carlsberg, Northampton, for approximately two weeks and is still present today. Although common in the USA, where it … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 18th to 24th January

The week started mild and ended more or less on the same note, with a series of uneventful depressions bringing showers from the west intermittently throughout the period. The wandering escaped Ross’s Goose visited Clifford Hill GP on 20th and … Continue reading

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More on the presumed ‘Eastern’ Lesser Whitethroat

The wintering Lesser Whitethroat made sporadic appearances in Dave Jackson’s garden again today, being seen only briefly once in the early morning, again at 11.50 and then again at 15.10, after which it appeared on three more short occasions with … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 11th to 17th January 2014

The weather for the past week was largely dry with overnight frost at the beginning of the period, although temperatures lifted as the week progressed, so much so that two Peacock butterflies were on the wing at Thrapston Gravel Pits … Continue reading

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Siberian Lesser Whitethroat in Northampton?

Dave Jackson forwarded these images he took of a Lesser Whitethroat in his Northampton garden today. A winter Lesser Whitethroat in the UK is exceptional and most – if not all – of these are likely to be birds of … Continue reading

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Goosander Gander

For the past few years Goosanders have become regular winter visitors to Abington Park Lakes in Northampton. The largest, middle lake is very shallow and provides opportunities for the Goosanders to catch fish with relative ease while offering birders the … Continue reading

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