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Rarity Round-up, 28th April to 4th May 2018

The spring’s unseasonally bitter weather continued into this week with the first two days of the period being largely wet with strong, cold, north-easterly winds making the daytime temperatures feel lower than the 6°C they actually were. Birders resorted to … Continue reading

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Mary’s & Moon Lake Fencing Proposal

What follows below is published at the request of the Wildlife Trust to draw attention to the above proposal and to provide the opportunity for questions and comments. The publication here of this proposal in no way represents an endorsement … Continue reading

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Wrecked: Manx Shearwater in Duston

Another victim of Aileen Found exhausted in Duston yesterday, a Manx Shearwater was picked up and taken to the local vets. Not knowing the best course of action to take, they contacted Jim Murray who, in turn contacted Dave James … 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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In praise of … County Recorders

A timely Editorial in the British Birds e-Newsletter With little more than a month to go before my ‘retirement’ as County Recorder, the following Editorial appeared in the BB e-Newsletter, reproduced here by kind permission of BB Editor, Roger Riddington. … Continue reading

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Situation Vacant

After about ten years (it feels like more) I have decided to relinquish my post as Northamptonshire County Bird Recorder and I hereby give notice that I will no longer be doing the ‘job’ after 31st March 2017. If anyone … Continue reading

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Stumping up the cash part 2: the AW angle

I had a very interesting and enlightening meeting with Anglian Water at lunchtime today, part of the purpose of which was to discover the rationale behind their recent closure of the parking pull-ins on Pitsford causeway. The other part was … Continue reading

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