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Squacco Heron at Kilnsea © Richard Willison

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - June 2018

  • Sun 8th Jul, 2018

June started as May ended with a good selection of overshooting scarce and rare birds. A male Rustic Bunting was the pick of a great bunch of birds at Spurn on the 1st alongside Golden Oriole, three Red-backed Shrike, Marsh Warbler and two Common Rosefinches.

Duke of Burgundy at Hawnby © Lindsey Bowes

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - May 2018

  • Sat 2nd Jun, 2018

Wow what a great month! This is a bumper edition with loads of sightings includes more than the usual moths and butterflies. From record numbers of Dukes and a rare Purple Cloud to a hat trick of Eastern Subalpine Warblers

Ring Ouzel  North Yorkshire © Damian Money

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - April 2018

  • Wed 2nd May, 2018

April was a month of huge contrasts in the weather from “Hull will be hotter than Istanbul today” to a return to winter temperatures at the end of the month. Despite this there were a lot of great birds and other wildlife around.

Firecrest at Spurn © John Hewitt

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - March 2018

  • Mon 2nd Apr, 2018

A noticeable movement of birds to the coast at the start of the month included a noticeable increase in Common Snipe and Jack Snipe.

Purple Sandpiper from Spitsbergen at Redcar © Damian Money

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - February 2018

  • Wed 28th Feb, 2018

As daylight hours grew slightly longer there were some great opportunities to enjoy winter and early spring wildlife across North and East Yorkshire especially during the first three weeks!