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October 2014

Common Lizard plain morph - Dan Lombard ©

Species In The Spotlight: Common Lizard - The Monomorphic Polymorph.

  • Tue 28th Oct, 2014

Common Lizards are found in a real variety of colours. Males are usually spotty and females striped. Rarely, a type which has no body markings or significant colour occurs and is known as a plain morph.

Roseate Tern Nestbox Update. An Adventurous Chick!

Roseate Tern Nestbox Update. An Adventurous Chick!

  • Wed 22nd Oct, 2014

The YCN Roseate Tern nest-box produced an adventurous chick. Unwilling to stay at in its own box, it was usually to be found amid nearby plants or in another nest-box!

 Long-eared Owl © Richard Baines

Flamborough Foot-it Part 5: What A Wonderful Storm!

  • Fri 17th Oct, 2014

The birding god swung the wind north-east, picked up the speed, brought a bit of rain and then in came the goodies!

Barnicle Geese © - Richard Baines

Flamborough Foot-it Part 4: Seawatch Surprise

  • Tue 7th Oct, 2014

I finally got my rare seabird reward on 24th when a Sabine’s Gull flew north in the evening, a great bird for my list! Part of the attraction of seawatching on good days is just enjoying the vast numbers of birds passing by.

Redstart at Filey © Mark James Pearson

September 2014 Bird Sightings Round-up

  • Sat 4th Oct, 2014

September 2014 was a memorable month that kept on providing, writes Mark James Pearson, and with a fine cast of common and scarce drift migrants arriving In droves, the special one was getting closer by the day....