Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Goofed! Sorry for any confusion. I included the image below captioned ‘Yellow-legged Gull’ in the latest county round-up when it is actually a Lesser Black-backed Gull (albeit at the light-mantled end of the graellsii range!). Thanks to Neil McMahon for … Continue reading

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Two Weeks in Focus: 24th October to 6th November 2015

An unseasonally mild two weeks saw record-breaking November temperatures on 1st as winds persisted from a largely southerly direction throughout the period. Aside from the Pitsford Ruddy Shelduck remaining until 3rd, a mixed bag of wildfowl included more Pintails, with … Continue reading

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Blimey, it’s a blythi !

A Northamptonshire first Confirmation came today that the ‘eastern’ Lesser Whitethroat trapped and ringed at Stanford Reservoir on 12th October was indeed of the race blythi – more commonly known as ‘Siberian’ Lesser Whitethroat. This is, therefore, the first confirmed … Continue reading

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