Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Week in Focus: 21st to 27th February 2015

No drama. This applies to both weather and birds this week, during which everything appears to have come to a painful standstill. Hopefully it’s the calm before the storm. Next week it’s March and that first Wheatear can’t be far … Continue reading

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The Yardley ‘Rough-leg’

A couple of weeks ago there was a report of a ‘probable’  Rough-legged Buzzard flying across the A428 between Yardley Hastings and Denton in the direction of Yardley Chase. There appears to have been no further reports – until yesterday, … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 14th to 20th February 2015

With no dramatic Atlantic systems on the horizon, calm and uneventful was the order of the week as far as the weather was concerned. In fact it was positively spring-like for a couple of days, all of which did little … Continue reading

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Leucistic Robin

While we’re on the subject of leucism (kind of, post-Goldfinch) Richard Turner has had this leucistic Robin visiting his Desborough garden last month.  Certainly not too common in Robins and this one recalls the Hampstead Heath bird of 2008.  

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The Week in Focus: 7th to 13th February 2015

A slow moving high pressure system resulted in calm conditions throughout much of the week with an almost stationary blanket of cloud for the latter half. Signs of early spring were evident in the return of Oystercatchers to favoured Nene … Continue reading

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White Gold

Jeff Davies has had this leucistic Goldfinch visit his Easton on the Hill garden recently. A striking bird which follows hot on the heels of the white House Sparrow Jeff recorded in the same place last year. Something in the water … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 31st January to 6th February 2015

A very uneventful week weatherwise with odd, settling snow flurries which didn’t linger and cold easterlies to finish. The four Pink-footed Geese were still at Blatherwycke Lake on 31st and another visited Stanwick GP the next day while the three … Continue reading

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