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Wildlife Sightings - September 2016

Wildlife Sightings - September 2016

  • Mon 3rd Oct, 2016

The first few days of the month were very quiet for songbird migration with very low totals at most coastal sites, it looked like Europe’s breeding birds were staying put for the time being.

Sparrowhawk © Dan Lombard

What To Look Out For - October 2016

  • Thu 22nd Sep, 2016

How time flies! It’s nearly October and we are well into migration, the Yorkshire coast wildlife airport is full of arrivals and departures. Swifts have gone, Swallows have almost all gone but many other birds have just arrived. So many migration mysteries still remain.

Little Stint Thornwick Flamborough © Andy Hood

Wildlife Sightings - August 2016

  • Fri 2nd Sep, 2016

August felt like the first settled warm month of the summer in East and North Yorkshire. Temperatures were at or above average for most of the period. A high of 24° was reached on five dates in Scarborough. Winds were predominantly from the south and west quarters with few periods of easterlies.

What To Look Out For - September 2016

What To Look Out For - September 2016

  • Wed 31st Aug, 2016

September is the month when many naturalists become excited about animal migration. From massive Gannets leaving their breeding ledges on their way to the Bay of Biscay, to delicate Red Admiral butterflies crossing the North Sea to reach Yorkshire’s shore, migration is amazing!

Leaches Storm Petrel © Dave Bowes

Wildlife Sightings - July 2016

  • Sun 7th Aug, 2016

The first week of July is usually quiet for rare birds but birders were awoken from their summer siesta on the 1st when news broke of a Short-toed Eagle near Wykeham village. Unfortunately after the first sighting by a tour group it was never seen again but you never know…