Category Archives: Weekly Reports

Rarity Round-up, 18th to 24th November 2017

A mild mid-week, though windy with southerly gales, was sandwiched between two northerly blasts of cold Arctic air at both ends of the period. Visible migration dwindled further, being evidenced primarily by a continuing small, westward passage of winter thrushes. … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 11th to 17th November 2017

After a wet start, this week’s weather was predominantly dry and cold, with a north to north-westerly airstream keeping temperatures relatively low. Visible passerine migration continued and again included significant numbers of Hawfinches at various localities across the county. Further … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 4th to 10th November 2017

The weather for the period was again influenced by depressions from the Atlantic, with alternating northerly to south-westerly winds, resulting in widely fluctuating temperatures and a series of wet and dry days locally. Passerine migration was still very much in … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 28th October to 3rd November 2017

The weather for the period was largely settled, dry and again predominantly influenced by a westerly to south-westerly airflow, which was most intense during the first two days. Although mild conditions ensued, a short-lived northern element to the wind introduced … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 21st to 27th October 2017

The beginning of the week kicked off with Storm Brian bringing strong south-westerlies to the western part of the UK on 21st. Northamptonshire, though windy, did not experience the full force of the gales as the storm tracked north-eastwards, bringing … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 14th to 20th October 2017

What a difference a week makes! Suddenly it was full-on autumn. On 16th October ex-Hurricane Ophelia battered the west coast and whipped up Saharan sand and smoke from Iberian forest fires, turning the skies an eerie yellow-grey and the sun orange … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 7th to 13th October 2017

Although it remained largely dry, the west wind continued to blow, swinging north during the early part of the week and then south-southwest, off the continent, elevating temperatures to around 20ºC at the week’s end. Birding came close to floundering … Continue reading

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