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Wildlife Sightings

Recent sightings of interest 

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.

Siberian Accentor © Mark Pearson

Wildlife Sightings - October 2016

  • Tue 8th Nov, 2016

Well, where do you start? Perhaps by apologizing for the severely bird-heavy round-up this month …. but with October 2016 being one of the best ever months for rare and scarce birds on the East coast, and with Yorkshire at the forefront of the action, it would be foolish to do otherwise.