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What To Look Out For

Year-round wildlife alerts and top tips on common wildlife to look out for on the coast of North and East Yorkshire

Golden-ringed Dragonfly © Dan Lombard

Dragons And Damsels

  • Thu 4th Jul, 2019

‘Did you hear that? it sounded like flying tin foil’ A female golden-ringed dragonfly buzzed passed us at close range showing off her sparkling wings ‘Wow’

Olive-backed Pipit at Flamborough October 2015 © Lee Johnson

Can We See Birdsong?

  • Sun 23rd Jun, 2019

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could see sound? The first time I recorded birdsong and created a spectrogram I was blown away by the thought I could see a representation of the sound as a shape.

Dwarf Haircap © Richard Baines

Small Worlds Bursting Forth

  • Thu 9th May, 2019

As I walk across the open windswept hills of the North York Moors National Park in search of wading birds my eye is taken by a riot of colour under my feet. Amongst the burnt dry heather, patches of new life thrive on waterlogged ground.

Yellowhammer (male) © Richard Baines

Hats Off To The Rule Breakers

  • Mon 22nd Apr, 2019

I have spent my whole life watching birds, excited to see which adapt quickest, inspired to see how species change and the kind of habitats they change to.

Female Common Crossbill in the Great Yorkshire Forest © Chrys Mellor

Crossbill City

  • Sun 31st Mar, 2019

April is a great time to look-out for common crossbills in the North York Moors National Park. Here’s a story hot off the pine press! Natural discoveries on our birding tours at the end of March this year.