Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Week in Focus 16th to 22nd April 2016

The week commenced with cold northerlies and biting rain on 16th, when observers at Harrington Airfield also experienced snow showers. Following overnight frost, the 17th dawned bright and sunny and occasionally relatively warm, dry weather ensued for the remainder of … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 9th to 15th April 2016

Heavy showers combined with an intermittent southerly airstream did much to both further the northward movement of migrants while at the same time grounding many of them. The most prominent event of the week was the passage of Little Gulls, … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 2nd to 8th April 2016

With a southerly airstream and temperatures reaching the mid- to high teens, the first two days of the period felt like spring but this was short-lived. Temperatures fell away mid-week, showers ensued and the winds were on the verge of … Continue reading

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BTO House Martin Survey 2016 – Northamptonshire

House Martins are in rapid decline in the UK and the BTO is undertaking a nest monitoring survey over two years to collect more information on population size, breeding ecology and habitat preferences so they can begin to tackle some key questions about … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 26th March to 1st April 2016

A long bank holiday weekend – the first of the year – provided more than ample opportunity for birders to get out into the field at the beginning of the period and experience the spring migration in its ascendancy. A … Continue reading

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