Monthly Archives: May 2019

Rarity Round-up, 11th to 17th May 2019

A fine, dry week saw the pace of migration slow somewhat, although winds in the latter half were a keen north-easterly, turning to a strengthening easterly at the very end of the period. With all the summer visitors now in, … Continue reading

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Northern Wheatears at Clifford Hill Gravel Pits

I spent some time with the Northern Wheatears at Clifford Hill GP this weekend. They were feeding around the base of a small group of trees alongside Hardingstone Dyke, which runs the full length of the southern side of the … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 4th to 10th May 2019

In a week when local temperatures remained depressed, Britain recorded one of its coldest May Day bank holidays on record and predominantly northerly winds and rain did their best to halt migration. Undeterred by the weather, migrants continued to push … Continue reading

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Bambouzeled: more notes on the Newnham Hill Ring Ouzels

Following the age and sex analysis (or ‘speculation’ may now be a more apt term) of last week’s Newnham Hill Ring Ouzels, I received some excellent images from Bob Bullock of one of the two females. This was the first … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 27th April to 3rd May 2019

Last week’s prolonged easterly airstream unfortunately broke down and gave way to winds from a westerly quarter, ultimately turning northerly at the week’s end. As a result, and in stark contrast to the last review period, passage migrants took a … Continue reading

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