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Recent sightings of interest 

Cattle Egret Ellerburn Bank © Dave Mansell

Wildlife Sightings - March 2017

  • Wed 5th Apr, 2017

A month of mild weather heralding a rush of spring migrant birds and a big explosion of emerging moths in the balmy night time temperatures. Rare bird of the month goes to the Cattle Egret which was new to the Scarborough area

Immature Goshawk North Yorkshire Feb 2017 © Paul Coombes

Wildlife Sightings - February 2017

  • Wed 1st Mar, 2017

A wide variety of wildlife feature this month as the milder weather brought resident birds into spring mode, late winter moths on the wing and the first few emerging butterflies from hibernation. Seashore work by YWT revealed discoveries and there were even a few dolphins passing our shores.

Glaucous Gull Filey January 2017 © Mark Pearson

Wildlife Sightings - January 2017

  • Tue 31st Jan, 2017

A new year dawns and with it brings renewed inspiration for discovering the natural wonders of North and East Yorkshire. On the 1st some of our old friends from 2016 were still with us giving people lots of pleasure

Harbour Porpoise at Scarborough © Stuart Baines

Wildlife Sightings - December 2016

  • Sun 1st Jan, 2017

December started with birdwatchers and photographers still enjoying close views of Great Northern Diver and Black-necked Grebe in Scarborough Harbour

Eastern Black Redstart Skinningrove © Andy Hood

Wildlife Sightings - November 2016

  • Sat 17th Dec, 2016

After the exceptional deluge of waifs and strays from far-flung lands throughout October, November here on the Yorkshire coast was a little less frenetic, although it was still an extremely busy and productive month by any standards.