Monthly Archives: October 2018

Rarity Round-up, 20th to 26th October 2018

The beginning of the period started off unseasonally warm with westerly winds, swinging north-west before eventually adopting a strong northerly element with associated showers toward the week’s end. The above conditions were no doubt highly conducive to Whooper Swan migration and … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 13th to 19th October 2018

After a dry, bright, though blustery ‘day one’ the weather deteriorated rapidly with almost continual rain over the following two days – all courtesy of ‘Storm Callum’ as its eastern flank brushed the UK. The week in Northants was eventful, … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 6th to 12th October 2018

Apart from northerly winds and persistent rain on the first day of the period, the remainder of the week saw the winds blow southerly, bringing unseasonally warm weather from Iberia and temperatures peaking locally at 23ºC on 11th. The wind … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 29th September to 5th October 2018

Another dry week – in terms of both weather and birds – with a primarily westerly airstream, plenty of sunshine and temperatures reaching a high of 21ºC. Still doing the rounds, the mobile female Ruddy Shelduck decided to drop into … Continue reading

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Temptingly Tundra

A close look at some of the migrant Ringed Plovers passing through Northants in autumn would suggest they are from further north than the race which breeds in the UK. The fact that we get ‘Tundra’ Ringed Plovers on passage … Continue reading

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