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Recent sightings of interest 

Little Stint Thornwick Flamborough © Andy Hood

Wildlife Sightings - August 2016

  • Fri 2nd Sep, 2016

August felt like the first settled warm month of the summer in East and North Yorkshire. Temperatures were at or above average for most of the period. A high of 24° was reached on five dates in Scarborough. Winds were predominantly from the south and west quarters with few periods of easterlies.

Leaches Storm Petrel © Dave Bowes

Wildlife Sightings - July 2016

  • Sun 7th Aug, 2016

The first week of July is usually quiet for rare birds but birders were awoken from their summer siesta on the 1st when news broke of a Short-toed Eagle near Wykeham village. Unfortunately after the first sighting by a tour group it was never seen again but you never know…

Bee-eater © Spurn B.O.T

Wildlife Sightings - June 2016

  • Tue 5th Jul, 2016

The biggest wildlife news at the start of the month was the huge invasion of Diamondback Moths. They were literally everywhere tens of millions all over the UK