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Recent sightings of interest 

Hawfinch Spurn © Jonnie Fisk

Wildlife Sightings - May 2017

  • Sat 3rd Jun, 2017

A mainly dry and increasingly warm month brought many naturalists and birders out into the field leading to some great sightings. Good weather suited many emerging butterflies from Duke of Burgundy to Brown Argus. Sighting of the month though was much bigger an impressive Black-browed Albatross!

Bar-tailed Godwit South Landing Flamborough © Andy Hood

Wildlife Sightings - April 2017

  • Tue 9th May, 2017

Warm southerly winds and sunshine at the start of the month brought out the best of our spring butterflies and moths, and an early surge of migrant birds. But just as we became used to basking in the sun, a colder airflow towards the end of the month brought a rush of Arctic waders and terns.

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