Monthly Archives: December 2016

Woodford Halse Waxwing

Couldn’t resist posting a few pics of the Woodford Halse Waxwing this afternoon. After the late autumn influx – chiefly ‘up north’ – and a few fleetingly fickle or fanciful fly-overs locally, this is the first twitchable individual in Northants this … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 17th to 23rd December 2016

In the run up to Christmas the week remained mild and largely dry, although it was gloomy, dank and dull for the greater part of the period. The wind direction remained unchanged from last week’s light south to south-westerly airstream. … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 10th to 16th December 2016

Under the influence of an Atlantic airstream, the mild and frequently wet weather continued throughout the week, pegging daytime temperatures in the low teens. Few new birds were discovered and perhaps the biggest surprise was an unseasonal Turnstone for one … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 26th November to 9th December 2016

The first week of the review period saw the coldest overnight temperatures of the autumn so far, with temperatures resulting from a northerly airstream falling to well below freezing on several occasions. The second week saw a swing to the … Continue reading

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Situation Vacant

After about ten years (it feels like more) I have decided to relinquish my post as Northamptonshire County Bird Recorder and I hereby give notice that I will no longer be doing the ‘job’ after 31st March 2017. If anyone … Continue reading

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Slavonian Grebes at Clifford Hill Gravel Pits

While undertaking a WeBS count on 26th November, Bob Bullock found two Slavonian Grebes on the main barrage lake a Clifford Hill GP. Remaining faithful to an area in the north-west corner of the lake, they were still present two … Continue reading

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