Author Archives: Mike Alibone

Rarity Round-up, 12th to 18th January 2019

Following the swing to northerly winds at the end of last week, the weather for a time reverted to being relatively mild, on the back of a more westerly airstream from the North Atlantic. However, northerlies were back by 17th … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 5th to 11th January 2019

Sandwiched between a North Atlantic high and a low over north-east Europe, the country was the recipient of northerly winds from just inside the Arctic Circle for much of the week. Despite this, temperatures did not drop below the expected … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 22nd December 2018 to 4th January 2019

The two weeks immediately following the winter solstice proved largely mild and dry, cooling down only after the winds swung northerly during the last two days of the period. A fair proportion of the birds present in the run up … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 15th to 21st December 2018

No dramatic changes in weather served to shift the balance on the birding front as we slipped ever more deeply into the festive season. Cold easterlies and northerlies quickly gave way to bouts of wet and windy southerlies and westerlies … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 8th to 14th December 2018

Under the influence of a predominantly south-easterly airstream, the past week remained dry with daytime temperatures gradually falling from the highest of 11 ºC on 8th to the lowest of 1ºC at the week’s end. Much of the previous week’s … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 1st to 7th December 2018

The first week of winter and some may say, the end of anything new turning up, or was it? The Atlantic airstream brought predominantly south-westerly winds and rain and unseasonally high temperatures, peaking at 13ºC on both 3rd and 6th. … Continue reading

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