Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Week in Focus: 23rd to 29th August 2014

With Britain firmly under the influence of a ‘further south than normal’ jet stream, a series of low pressure systems became a feature to the west of Britain, bringing south-westerly to south-easterly winds and persistent, heavy rain on 25th. Water … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 16th to 22nd August 2014

A minor recovery from last week’s unseasonal cool, wet and blustery conditions saw a low pressure system stationed to the north-east, delivering a westerly or north-westerly airstream for much of the period, with no surprises. The two Barnacle Geese remained … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 9th to 15th August 2014

The week kicked off with storm-force south-westerlies and heavy downpours as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit northern European shores and a low pressure system tracked north-east across the UK. With the exception of a Sabine’s Gull in neighbouring Warwickshire, … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 2nd to 8th August 2014

Atlantic weather systems ensured a mainly south-westerly airstream for much of the week with passerine migration more marked than in previous weeks. Last week’s two Barnacle Geese remained at Hollowell Res until at least 5th, while the two long-staying Ruddy … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 26th July to 1st August 2014

Another mainly warm, dry week dominated by a largely westerly airstream continued to deliver early autumn migrants, albeit at steady trickle. Two Barnacle Geese visited Hollowell Res on 28th, making themselves available for those desperate to add this ‘C lister’ … Continue reading

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