Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Week in Focus 19th to 25th March 2016

The period kicked off with chilly north-easterlies but became milder after the first three days as warmer weather systems pushed in from the Atlantic. More summer visitors appeared as migration visibly ramped up over the seven days. A Pink-footed Goose … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 12th to 18th March 2016

Lingering foggy beginnings to the first two days of the period and cool east to north-east winds were not enough to deter the first real summer visitors of the year, with Osprey and Sand Martin logged heading north along with … Continue reading

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Champions of the Flyway 2016

On 29th March 2016, Birdwatch magazine’s team The Birdwatch-BirdGuides Roadrunners – of which I am a member – will take part in the third Champions of the Flyway bird race, a major international event which is now being staged annually … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 5th to 11th March 2016

The early part of the week saw a northerly airstream, which depressed temperatures somewhat, resulting in overnight frosts for the first two days. This subsequently gave way to a rain-laden Atlantic low moving east across the country on 9th, delivering … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 27th February to 4th March 2016

The week in which meteorological spring fell commenced with cold easterlies but remained largely dry and partly sunny, with light snow showers on the final day. While no true summer visitors have yet arrived, a number of species have returned … Continue reading

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