Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Week in Focus 22nd to 28th October 2016

Although short-lived, the easterly airstream resumed for the first two days of the period, after which it was replaced by a more westerly to south-westerly airflow from the Atlantic as an area of high pressure became established over southern England … Continue reading

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The Week In Focus, 15th to 21st October 2016

This week saw the easterly airstream, which had become a protracted feature over the preceding two weeks, slipping away and being replaced by southerly, south-westerly, north-westerly and northerly winds as the week progressed. Temperatures fell and, despite some local heavy … Continue reading

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Suburban star lingers

More on that Ring Ouzel The Ring Ouzel which dropped into David and Sally Irven’s Bush Hill garden on Sunday is still present today. Although it comes and goes, it more often than not favours the Cotoneaster at the end … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 8th to 14th October 2016

The easterly airstream, resulting from a blocking area of high pressure over Scandinavia, continued throughout the week, bringing with it a substantial numbers of common migrants, along with potentially the highest number of eastern vagrants to be recorded in any … Continue reading

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Suburban shocker!

Ring Ouzel It’s October, the east coast is brimming with migrant thrushes and many of us no doubt dream of something unusual finding its way to our garden. Today it happened for David and Sally Irven when this superb male … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 1st to 7th October 2016

Aside from some fast moving heavy showers accompanied by thunder and lightning on 1st, the remainder of the week was dry, largely sunny with the winds variable between north-east and south-east. The easterly airstream stretched from well beyond Scandinavia, bringing … Continue reading

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It’s official: Azorean Gull now on the Northamptonshire List

Azorean Gull, Azorean Yellow-legged Gull, Azores Gull – call it what you like but, following its acceptance by the BOU on to the British List earlier this year, Larus michahellis atlantis – currently considered to be a distinctive taxon – … Continue reading

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