Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Week in Focus: 24th to 30th January 2015

This week presented as a tale of two halves, with a relatively mild and dry beginning giving way in the end to something rather more cold and wet. When the west wind blows, it blows – this one via Greenland, … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 17th to 23rd January 2015

A largely dry week, in which temperatures oscillated between the mild and the distinctly chilly, saw little change in the birding montage as the first month of the year continued to slip by. A different set of Pink-footed Geese this … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 10th to 16th January 2015

A series of fast-moving Atlantic lows whipped up bouts of strong wind and rain throughout the week, resulting in ‘Cuckoo-clock’ trips into the field for many a weekday birder. Established winter visitors largely stayed put and surprise finds were in … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 3rd to 9th January 2015

The first week of 2015 was dominated by a strong westerly airflow, keeping temperatures above average and bringing intermittent rain throughout the period. With the fading festivities of the preceding week almost a distant memory, the birding bonanza was curtailed … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 27th December 2014 to 2nd January 2015

It’s the holiday season and the week which straddled two years saw a remarkable up tempo as many birders, freed temporarily from the shackles of gainful employment, headed toward their local patches – and beyond – for some prime mid-winter … Continue reading

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