Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Week in Focus: 25th to 31st December 2015

Sunshine, showers, heavy rain and gale-force winds, still from the south-west, were the hallmarks of the last week of the year. A  Barnacle Goose at Clifford Hill GP on 27th and two with the Greylags at Cransley Res the following … Continue reading

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Short Week in Focus: 19th to 24th December 2015

The period saw a slight drop in temperature accompanying largely wet and blustery conditions, still backed by a south-westerly Atlantic airstream, still effectively blocking arrivals of numbers of wildfowl – and other potentially interesting species – from the east.No longer … Continue reading

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Stanford Ringing Group Appeal

Ringing. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea – indeed it’s regarded as a controversial  practice in some quarters – but let’s be clear on the benefits: ringing generates important information on the survival, productivity and movements of birds, helping to understand why … Continue reading

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

Bolstered by winds from the south-west and again largely dry, the unseasonally mild weather continued throughout the week, with this month on course to enter the record books as the mildest December for seventy years, if not the mildest ever. … Continue reading

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

Strong south-westerly winds dominated the first two days of the period as ‘Storm Desmond’ dumped significant rain on northern Britain, leaving the Midlands relatively unscathed. The following five days saw sporadic rain and continuing above average temperatures, albeit lower than … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus: 28th November to 4th December 2015

This week saw the official commencement of winter – at least in meteorological terms – although temperatures here and in northern Europe remained well above the seasonal norm, effectively delaying any new arrivals of wildfowl from the continent. Ducking and … Continue reading

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