Monthly Archives: March 2015

From Pitsea to Stanwick: a Glaucous Gull with a chequered history

… and a story of collaboration It was still there this evening. When Steve Fisher first found an adult Glaucous Gull at Stanwick Gravel Pits on 24th March, little did he know it would give rise to the unearthing of … Continue reading

Posted in Gulls | 1 Comment

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

A stiff east-northeasterly breeze ensured a cold start to the week, which then remained chilly but largely dry and bright. Early common migrants began to appear in some numbers including more Sand Martins and a noticeable large wave of Chiffchaffs, … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Reports | Leave a comment

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

What a difference a week makes! South-westerlies, rising temperatures and largely mild conditions created ideal conditions for the northward movement of the first summer migrants into the UK, with Northants receiving at least a sprinkling. Other birds were also plainly … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Reports | Leave a comment

The Corby Waxwing

They’ve been rare in the UK this winter and this one, a first-winter (probably a male based on clear-cut bib, intensity and width of yellow tail-band and number of waxy bits on the secondaries, although there is some overlap with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Week in Focus: 28th February to 6th March 2015

Bland and generally flat. Another treacle week in which long-stayers stuck, with not even the sniff of a Sand Martin on the rising temperatures to lift the spring spirits. A ‘new’ Pink-footed Goose was found at Thrapston GP on 4th … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Reports | Leave a comment

Champions of the Flyway 2015

On 1st April last year I was fortunate to take part in the inaugural Champions of the Flyway bird race, a major new international event which will be staged annually in Eilat, Israel – home of one of the world’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment