Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rarity Round-up 19th to 25th August 2017

Another predominantly dry period, with continuing westerly winds and temperatures up from below average to ‘normal for the time of year’ at the week’s end. Aside from the arrival of a Temminck’s Stint, there was a little shrinkage in the … Continue reading

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Temminck’s Stint at Stanwick

The county’s first autumn Temminck’s Stint for sixteen years materialises in the early morning gloom of Stanwick’s Visitor Centre Lake. Persistent patch-watching pays premiums – the proof appearing in the form of a nice adult Temminck’s Stint for Steve Fisher … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 12th to 18th August 2017

This week was largely dry but the winds varied between north-westerly and south-westerly – hardly conducive to migrants from the continent. Lingering ducks and egrets, a continual stream of godwits and news that Northamptonshire’s 11th Night Heron had been present … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 5th to 11th August 2017

This week’s weather was largely a repetition of last week’s, with Atlantic lows sweeping across the country, although continual heavy rain accompanied more northerly winds on 8th-9th. No coincidence, then, that these two days produced some new and scarce arrivals, … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up 29th July to 4th August 2017

The unsettled weather continued throughout the week – the product of a series of Atlantic lows which brought largely south-westerly winds and intermittent rain. The month of August got off to a tremendous start from day one, with the discovery … Continue reading

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Baird’s Sandpiper at Stanford Reservoir

August 1st and Stanford’s waderfest continues unabated, producing Northamptonshire’s third-ever Baird’s Sandpiper this evening. Hats off to Chris Hubbard for his sheer persistence in visiting Stanford Reservoir daily – often more than once – as his tenacity pays off handsomely with … Continue reading

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