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4.5.20 to 10.5.20 Lockdown week 7

A week of increasingly warm and settled weather ending with some excellent conditions for continental overshoots. Looking east from above Belle Tout Wood. As the breeding birds on the headland get stuck into the season, a single Spotted Flycatcher and … Continue reading

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26.4.20 to 3.5.19 Lockdown week 6

Well, there’s little to say about the last week. April could not be redeemed despite some interesting looking weather towards the months end. May opened in a similar vain. The first Spotted Flycatcher showed up at Belle Tout on 2nd … Continue reading

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21.4.20 to 26.4.20 Lockdown week 5

From a birding perspective a frustrating week plagued by a ridiculous leg injury (improving!) and glorious weather conspired to make yet another unrewarding weeks birding. Weather throughout the period virtually cloudless with wind mostly from the ENE often strong with … Continue reading

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13.4.20 to 19.3.20 Lockdown week 4

Lack of decent coverage was exaggerated this week when I rendered my right leg inoperable!. I have been unable to cover the distances I had been the previous weeks. Sunset from Shooters on the 16th. Weather remained resolutely fine & … Continue reading

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6.04.20 to 12.04.20 Lockdown week 3

Weather throughout the week was fine with a wind that meandered between the ENE and ESE sectors. The view towards Birling Gap from Belle Tout. The exemplary conditions allowed incoming birds to complete nocturnal migration unhindered thus the week was … Continue reading

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28.3.20 to 5.4.20 Lockdown week 2

The week was dominated by a cold, strong northerly airflow mostly from the NE before swinging around to the SE and S by the weekend, lifting temperatures significantly. Although this hasn’t yet changed the birding scene on land. Perhaps poor … Continue reading

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23.3.20 to 27.3.20 Lockdown begins

Obviously this is going to be a difficult period for so many in so many ways. From a birding perspective it will certainly curtail the spring for me. However I am fortunate enough to live within walking distance of my … Continue reading

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