Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Week in Focus: 20th to 26th December 2014

The past week’s weather was largely uneventful, the winds veering between north-westerly and south-westerly, bringing little rain with varying temperatures hovering around the average. With just about all winter visitors now in, expectations for new arrivals in late December are … Continue reading

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Bingo! It’s (another) Ringo!

Billing Gravel Pits. A favourite local patch for me in my early teens when I used to cycle there regularly after school and at weekends. These days I rarely visit the main pits and the site is largely underwatched. Because … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 13th to 19th December 2014

With a dominating westerly airstream, ‘rollercoaster’ was the buzzword for the week’s weather, which started cold, became mild and ended with temperatures again depressed – some areas experiencing a 13°C shift in temperature within the space of 24 hours. A … Continue reading

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It’s out! The 2013 Northamptonshire Bird Report

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The Week in Focus: 6th to 12th December 2014

A mixed bag of weather, including overnight frosts and rain, culminated in a rush of strong north-westerlies which made little difference to this week’s birding mosaic. Renewed interest in C-listers at both ends of the systematic list appeared to be … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 29th November to 5th December 2014

The balmy south-easterlies and relatively high temperatures of the last two days of November rapidly gave way to colder winds from the north and temperatures fell with the commencement of the final month of the year. As the curtain began … Continue reading

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Hollowell Snow Bunting

Hollowell Res. Last week, 27th November. Just when you think they’ve gone rare, three turn up in one year. This one a stunner by all accounts and a shame it didn’t stay more than a day. Largely white primary coverts … Continue reading

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