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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

Bluethroat Filey 2016 © Dan Lombard

Wildlife Sightings - May 2016

  • Tue 7th Jun, 2016

Bird of the day on the 1st was undoubtedly the Rough-legged Buzzard which graced all three of Yorkshire’s Bird Observatories on its journey south.

Ring Ouzel © Steve Race

Wildlife Sightings - April 2016

  • Tue 3rd May, 2016

April temperatures started around the seasonal average and then cooled down by the end of the month! Despite these depressing conditions there was lots of celebration as the first of our summer migrant birds arrived, filling our coasts, fields and woods with colour and song!