Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Week in Focus 24th to 30th September 2016

Under the influence of a south to south-westerly airstream for the majority of the week, the county enjoyed largely dry weather with occasional heavy showers and temperatures in the low twenties on a couple of occasions. With the shorter day … Continue reading

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The Daventry Glossy Ibis

Wow! A Northamptonshire rarity, an adult Glossy Ibis, made landfall at Daventry Country Park today. Found by Mark Spirito on the southern shoreline, just after 09.20, the news was put out immediately and a handful of birders, quick off the … Continue reading

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A Trick of the Light

Autumn Northern Wheatear I took these images of a Northern Wheatear at Preston Deanery last week. Despite looking like two different birds it’s the same individual. The photos were taken within minutes of each other, the bird moving from the … Continue reading

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All you ever wanted to know about Raptors …

Jennifer Anderson will shortly be running a course  on Raptors in the library at Higham Ferrers. The course consists of six modules and covers the Conservation, Ecology, Biology and  Anatomy, life cycles, endangered species and the history of mans association with birds … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 17th to 23rd September 2016

The week kicked off with a drop in temperature, winds from the northern quarter, overcast skies and heavy drizzle – perfect skua weather but the reality of standing exposed on Pitsford causeway (no sitting in cars, remember) waiting, waiting, waiting, … Continue reading

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The Week In Focus, 10th to 16th September

The warmest September day since 1911 saw temperatures rise to 34.4ºC on 13th, backed by a south to south-easterly airstream. Otherwise, largely dry weather prevailed locally until the week’s end, the wind having changed to west or south-westerly. The flow … Continue reading

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Yellow-legged and Caspian Gull Identification Workshop

Gull aficionado Martin Elliott will be back on a one-time visit to Stanwick on 29th September to run a special Yellow-legged and Caspian Gull ID masterclass. Don’t miss it …        

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