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Spanish plume surprises
According to the TV weather forecasts last week, this current period of warm weather is caused by a Spanish plume. A slow moving airstream from Spain bringing warm weather further north than normal. So far, the anticipated showers haven't come with it - just 6mm of rain since 1 March spells disaster...
10 May 2011
It's that time of year when rare birds sometimes pop in for a visit, and this has been a good week. It started on Thursday with news of a woodchat shrike hear Halesworth - well worth a detour on my way home on Friday. Saturday saw the arrival of a white-winged tern at Minsmere, which remained...
4 May 2011
A starling, but not as we know it!
Sunday was one of those strangely unpredictable days that seem all too familiar here at Minsmere. Despite a poor weather forecast, we were actually treated to good weather, resulting in lots of visitors - avian as well as human. For some it started early. John Grant, familiar to many as a volunteer...
13 Sep 2011
The Golden Welly
One of my colleagues in our Reserves Ecology Department at the Lodge recently came up with a great idea: the Love Passage Waders challenge. The prize is the Golden Welly Award. What does it involve? Put simply, it's a challenge to the wardens and site managers of all wetland RSPB nature reserves...
14 Oct 2011
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