Monthly Archives: June 2017

Clifford Hill Bufflehead goes west

Turning up and performing well in front of the hide at the southern end of Daventry Country Park yesterday, ‘Buffy’ was finally stripped of her celebrity status as she revealed more of that tell-tale ring detail. Thanks to some excellent … Continue reading

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More on the Clifford Hill Bufflehead

The lady shows her ring … … but the detail is indiscernible. I spent some more time with the Bufflehead this afternoon, hoping to see some ring detail – any ring detail – which might help shed some light on … Continue reading

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Northamptonshire’s first Bufflehead?

With some potentially serious negatives against it, what is ostensibly the first Bufflehead for Northants is likely to be an escape … or is it? Late this morning, Terry O’dell discovered what later proved to be an adult female Bufflehead … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Gull – a new breeding species for Northants

A new species is added to the list of birds breeding in Northamptonshire as Mediterranean Gulls nest for the first time at Stanwick Gravel Pits Mediterranean Gulls have been appearing with increasing frequency among Black-headed Gulls breeding in the Nene … Continue reading

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Technology and innovation lend visibility to heronry survey

With special consent from Natural England, Assistant Warden Mischa Cross explains how specialist equipment was used with careful planning to accurately survey nesting Grey Herons at Pitsford. In early May 2017, the heronry at Pitsford Reservoir Nature Reserve was surveyed … Continue reading

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New email address for reporting bird news

Please use the new gmail address, below, for latest news reports and all further correspondence. Thanks.

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Rarity Round-up 27th May to 2nd June 2017

The calm after the storm. After some sporadic heavy rain during the first forty-eight hours, warmer weather set in as winds swung between west and south-east and temperatures edged momentarily into the high twenties. As May turned into June, the … Continue reading

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