Monthly Archives: June 2016

On Tour: a Godwit with ‘Previous’

Barely is spring over and autumn wader passage has begun. June usually sees the first Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits moving south through the county and the group of three found by Kim Taylor at Summer Leys on Friday included one particularly … Continue reading

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Two Weeks in Focus, 11th to 24th June 2016

The past two weeks have been influenced by weather systems from the Atlantic, with predominantly overcast conditions, heavy showers and thunderstorms accompanying hot air from Europe at the end of the period. Southbound waders at several localities were clear indications … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 4th to 10th June 2016

A pretty mixed bag of weather conditions saw temperatures reaching the high twenties under a continental influence at the start of the week, sparking thunderstorms and heavy showers in some areas. Atlantic weather systems ensured a return to average temperatures … Continue reading

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Stumping up the cash part 2: the AW angle

I had a very interesting and enlightening meeting with Anglian Water at lunchtime today, part of the purpose of which was to discover the rationale behind their recent closure of the parking pull-ins on Pitsford causeway. The other part was … Continue reading

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The Stanwick Red-necked Phalarope

A first for Stanwick Northamptonshire’s 20th Red-necked Phalarope chose Stanwick GP as a stopover on its way north yesterday. Found by Steve Fisher on the A45 Lay-by Pit early in the evening, this first for Stanwick gave ample opportunity for … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 28th May to 3rd June 2016

Cool, unseasonal weather continued throughout a week which was dominated by often strong north-easterlies, depressing temperatures, birds and birders alike. With migration all but dried up there were slim pickings – assuming anyone was out looking, of course. In this … Continue reading

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