Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Week in Focus: 24th to 30th May 2014

The first half of the week remained unsettled with showers from the continent initially moving north across the country before winds from the east took over in the latter half. Migration slowed considerably with few new birds being found. Two … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 17th to 23rd May 2014

High pressure over the country in the early part of the week brought high temperatures and a weak southerly airstream, which turned south-westerly in the latter part of the week, delivering heavy showers and thunderstorms. With fewer migrants now in … Continue reading

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Summer Leys Stilts

These super Black-winged Stilts were found at Summer Leys very early this morning by Steve Murfitt and John and Ruth Ward. Initially on the slips they quickly moved to the scrape where they were also seen mating several times throughout … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 10th to 16th May 2014

A blustery, showery, westerly airstream persisted for the first part of the week, eventually giving way to more settled conditions and higher temperatures in the latter part as an area of high pressure moved into position over the country. There … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 3rd to 9th May 2014

For the first part of the week, the UK was sandwiched between a low pressure system to the west and high pressure to the east, resulting in a warm, southerly airstream off the near continent. Things changed mid-week, however, as … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 26th April to 2nd May 2014

A generally mild and dry week with low pressure to the south initially delivering a southerly/easterly airstream, later giving way to a high pressure system bringing north-easterly winds at the week’s end. The Pink-footed Goose, which joined the resident Greylag … Continue reading

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Shifting Sands

The new Sand Martin wall at Summer Leys The satisfaction that comes from completing a project which yields instant results is, arguably, immeasurable and so it was in the case of the creation of a secure and permanent nesting site … Continue reading

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