Having previously mentioned here, my passion for tracking Europe's returning African visitors, I recently attempted an analysis of the latest data from the Gibraltar region. To do this, I reviewed a spreadsheet, set up in previous years that use the First dates of migrant bird sightings, sourced from Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society. Having gone through my seven randomly chosen bird species' arrival dates (on return … Continue reading Predicting spring and summer weather, sun or soak? according to the birds…
The birds have been most vocal in recent days on my local patch and in the nearby countryside. To break down the detail, let us look at the birds that have been singing more or less every day since the autumn. Great Tit (Parus major) has been a joy to hear with its "tit-su, tit-su, … Continue reading The Birds, they are a-singing
The unseasonal autumn weather has left me feeling miserable, desperately waiting for some active weather and on top of that, I now have a cold. Looking back at autumn, here are the official UK statistics - UK has a warm autumn - Met Office So, as we are now moving into meteorological winter, what is on the cards? Interestingly, the weather is … Continue reading Severe Weather Incoming for Scotland in particular
Welcome to winter, well only in terms of the meteorological calendar, is it winter. Confused, see the winter solstice pages here. So on reflection, what was meteorological Autumn like, well when looking back at my weather station, you can clearly see the UK (at least the southern part) was both, exceptionally mild and dry. The … Continue reading Hello winter.
Here in the United Kingdom of late, Autumn seems to like to imitate Summer and once again, overnight, proved no exception in this regard. To add to our October 26th Thunder day, we can now add November 4th. Four or Five rumbles awoke me from my slumber during the early hours, albeit, I had my curtains pulled and the windows slightly … Continue reading Rumbles in the night.