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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

A Whaley Good Week!

A Whaley Good Week!

  • Sun 2nd Sep, 2018

Wow what a week for Whales! This is our fourth year leading seabird and whale trips with Sean Baxter and his family in Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast. The three sailings this week have been three of the best.

Comma on Buddleia © Richard Baines

What To Look Out For - August 2018

  • Mon 30th Jul, 2018

Looking closely at butterflies on Buddleia can bring a rare reward. On the 25th August 2006 at Flamborough, the late Martin Garner and I caught sight of a larger butterfly flying across my garden. It rested on a wooden post and that’s when I realised it was a rare Camberwell Beauty!

What To Look Out For - July 2018

What To Look Out For - July 2018

  • Sun 1st Jul, 2018

The wonderful thing about wildlife is its everywhere, from an urban concrete jungle to a wild national park.

What To Look Out For - June 2018

What To Look Out For - June 2018

  • Wed 30th May, 2018

One of my favourite resident woodland birds is the Common Nuthatch. Despite many problems for songbirds in the UK, the Nuthatch has increased its range and numbers in recent years.

Turtle Dove at Sutton Bank May 2018 © Richard Willison

What To Look Out For - May 2018

  • Sun 13th May, 2018

May is my favorite month of the year, the newly emerging bright green leaves and the longer days are life affirming, but most of all I love listening to the songs and calls of our wonderful birdlife.