Monthly Archives: July 2014

Minimal Interest

That’s what this Cackling Goose at Daventry CP today is likely to elicit. Apparently it has been present two weeks among the local Canada Geese and, given its range along the western seaboard of North America, and its time and … Continue reading

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Significant Threat to Wildlife in Fineshade Wood

by Barrie Galpin Many of you will know Fineshade Wood, even though it is at the far north of Northants. It is a large area of Forestry Commission Woodland, and part of the historic Rockingham Forest. There is a proposal by … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 5th to 11th July 2014

The early part of the week saw the UK sandwiched between two areas of low pressure which brought intermittent showers, some of them heavy, to the county although dry weather ultimately prevailed. A Cackling Goose – presumably an escape – … Continue reading

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Leucistic juvenile Starling

Phil Jackman forwarded these images of a leucistic juvenile Starling present in his Kettering garden this weekend. While generally uncommon, leucism (really a lower concentration of melanin) in juvenile Starlings has been recorded on numerous occasions and invites confusion with … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 28th June to 4th July 2014

Warm and dry with variable light winds gave way to south-westerlies and rain at the very end of the period. A largely quiet week, it was marked only by the appearance of more southerly-heading passage waders. Last week’s two Ruddy … Continue reading

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Ruddy Shelducks: Northamptonshire and the European Perspective

It has been less than a year since I summarised the Northamptonshire status of Ruddy Shelduck and speculated on the possible origins of birds visiting the county. There is an annual pattern of late summer/early autumn occurrences which ties in … Continue reading

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