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Wildlife Sightings

Recent sightings of interest 

Spiny Squat Lobster © Mark Pearson

Wildlife Sightings - July 2017

  • Tue 1st Aug, 2017

Star birds graced three sites on the 1st July. The White-winged Tern was still at Kilnsea Wetlands, the Sabines Gull at Flask Lake Nosterfield and the excellent summer for European Honey Buzzards continued at Wykeham with three present on the first day of the month

Dark-bordered Beauty female and male © Allan Rodda

Wildlife Sightings - June 2017

  • Mon 3rd Jul, 2017

Settled warm weather for most of the month brought a fabulous range of wildlife sightings to our region. Early emergence for many uncommon insects and lots of scarce species were also recorded.

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