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Wildlife Sightings

Recent sightings of interest 

Firecrest at Spurn © John Hewitt

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - March 2018

  • Mon 2nd Apr, 2018

A noticeable movement of birds to the coast at the start of the month included a noticeable increase in Common Snipe and Jack Snipe.

Purple Sandpiper from Spitsbergen at Redcar © Damian Money

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - February 2018

  • Wed 28th Feb, 2018

As daylight hours grew slightly longer there were some great opportunities to enjoy winter and early spring wildlife across North and East Yorkshire especially during the first three weeks!

Ring Ouzel (male) Brompton North Yorkshire © Steve Race

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - January 2018

  • Sat 10th Feb, 2018

The first day of the year is always an exciting time for birders. Staring a New Year list or getting out to work off those holiday feasts early January always brings a rush of good sightings in the first week.

Desert Wheatear Whitby ©  Andy Hood

Wildlife Sightings - December 2017

  • Wed 3rd Jan, 2018

Compared to this time last year December 2017 was a colder affair with two short periods of snow. Find of the month goes to birder Jonnie Fisk who found a Lesser Yellowlegs near near Spurn, a first for that site! The most popular bird however was a very smart male Desert Wheatear at Whitby

Bluethroat Spurn © Dave Tucker

Wildlife Sightings - November 2017

  • Tue 5th Dec, 2017

As the 'overlap' month when autumn morphs into winter, November is one of the best and perhaps most underrated periods in the birding calendar, and for sheer variety, the penultimate month of 2017 was an excellent one here in North and East Yorkshire.