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Spring is upon us! April is one of the most exciting months of the year as many animals and plants burst onto the scene. From strange ear shaped fungus to parrots of the sea here are a few of our favorite species to look out for this month.
The month kicked off with three species of American wildlfowl still enjoying their Yorkshire winter. The immature male Surf Scoter remained in Filey Bay and the American Wigeon was still at Scalby. Down at Spurn 2 Black Brant also remained with the Brent Geese.
March is a great month for wildlife watching there is so much happening! No matter what the weather conditions many resident birds will be well on the way with their nesting season.
2016 dawned with the long-staying rare birds still in situ; Siberian Chiffchaff at Easington, 2 Black Brant Geese at Kilnsea, The Surf Scoter at Filey and 2 Richard’s Pipits at Flamborough (up to 3 present later in the month).
It’s hard to imagine snow and ice during a mild winter, despite a recent cold spell this winter is breaking all records for higher temperatures. A reporter from Kent recorded 18° on the 24th January 2016! When temperatures stay high it’s bad for some birds but good for some resident birds