Monthly Archives: August 2015

Two Weeks in Focus: 15th to 28th August 2015

With a mixed bag of weather conditions and largely lower than expected temperatures the last two weeks have had more of a September feel to them. Duck numbers began to build significantly, wader passage remained strong and a couple of … Continue reading

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Travels of a Migrant Dunlin

7th August. The day Hollowell Reservoir was ‘Dunlin-bombed’ by a record flock of around 440. Included among them was this flagged and ringed adult. Based on the flag colour and ring combination, initial research revealed it had been trapped and … Continue reading

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Spotted Flycatchers in Northants

In decline … It’s widely known that Spotted Flycatchers are in decline in the UK. If you’re really unlucky, it’s possible to go for an entire summer season without seeing one locally. If you’re unlucky. In Northants I believed the … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 8th to 14th August 2015

Dry conditions with westerlies at the start of the week gave way to murky weather with heavy showers moving north from the near continent during the last two days of the period playing a significant role in the inland occurrence … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 1st to 7th August 2015

A fine, dry start to the week saw, for the first time, almost nothing reportable at the weekend, although the early autumn ‘clearout’ of Common Swifts was evidently well under way with hundreds, if not thousands, reported streaming south over … Continue reading

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