Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Week in Focus 19th to 25th November 2016

The first and last days of the week were crisp, dry and sunny but the intervening period saw a low pressure system move rapidly across southern England, bringing wet and windy weather to Northants on 20th/21st, after which it was … Continue reading

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The Stanford Hen Harrier

Hen Harrier with ‘Northern’ trait First seen by Ian Bartlett on 13th November, this juvenile male Hen Harrier is as much stunningly well-marked as it is difficult to catch up with. It was next observed on 17th and has since … Continue reading

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2015 Northamptonshire Bird Report now out!

Northants Birds The latest, limited edition, Northamptonshire Bird Report, with records for 2015, is now available. Contents include full Systematic List compiled using records from more than 320 observers, sections on Escapes and Ferals and Hybrids, as well as many photos and … Continue reading

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Two Weeks in Focus, 5th to 18th November 2016

A topsy-turvy weather pattern ensued over the period, with temperatures oscillating between 18ºC at the mid-point and freezing. Winds were similarly variable – a cold north-easterly persisted in the early part of the first week before swinging southerly and then … Continue reading

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The Week in Focus 28th October to 4th November 2016

The high pressure system sitting over southern Britain for two days at the beginning of the period set the scene for dry weather throughout the county and produced locally ‘high’ temperatures of up to 18ºC. As winds swung more northerly … Continue reading

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