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Short-eared Owls continued to be seen in good numbers but it was waterfowl and seabirds which were the main news this month especially during the big blow! The rare bird prize of the month was won by Spurn (again) when a Blyth’s Pipit put in a short stay on the 5th the first time this species has be
As winter draws in many animals congregate in areas of food supply and warmer temperatures. Snow on higher ground in the North York Moors National Park or Yorkshire Wolds often forces birds to move to the coast where there is often less snow due to increased salt levels.
The mild temperatures provided incentive for a late surge in moth trapping. A locally rare Merveille du Jour moth was caught at Silpho North Yorkshire on the 14th with another at Hunmanby Gap on the 28th
Our gardens and woodlands can be great places for wildlife, especially as winter moves in and many animals seek refuge on the edge of our countryside. Many mammals change their habits this month.
Seabirds were the focus of birders attention early in the month. Storm Petrel, Sabines Gull and four species of Shearwater had flown past Spurn by the 6th including a single Cory’s Shearwater to the delight of a lucky few at the Migration Festival!