Monthly Archives: September 2015

Yellow-browed Warbler

The first of many? Given the huge numbers of Yellow-browed Warblers present in Britain (more than 740, with 320 in Shetland alone) during the last week, it seems almost inevitable that at least one would find its way to Northants. … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 19th to 25th September 2015

After a quiet start, with two still and foggy weekend mornings, a largely westerly airflow brought a mixture of sunshine and heavy showers to the county but little in the way of new birds. Although mainstream wader passage is now … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 12th to 18th September 2015

Aside from a tornado hitting Duston on 14th, unsettled weather conditions – courtesy of a couple of low pressure systems crossing the UK – brought little in the way of scarcities to the county, although passerine migration was very much … Continue reading

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2014 Northamptonshire Bird Report now out!

Northants Birds The latest, limited edition, Northamptonshire Bird Report, with records for 2014, is now available. Contents include a full Obituary of bird report founder member and illustrator, Rod Ingram – who sadly died earlier this year – along with a … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 5th to 11th September 2015

After an initially damp start, high pressure system remained over the UK for much of the week, resulting in dry and settled conditions locally, giving way to a south-easterly airstream at the week’s end. Wader numbers began to tail off … Continue reading

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Gull ID Masterclass

Next week! A one-off, in depth look at Caspian and Yellow-legged Gulls at Stanwick Lakes with national gull afficionado Martin Elliott. Don’t miss it!

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The Week in Focus: 29th August to 4th September 2015

The country remained sandwiched between a high pressure system to the west and a low to the east, with the net result of northerly winds (with some easterly influence) and low temperatures. The predicted heavy rain throughout the bank holiday … Continue reading

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