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Eastern Crowned Warbler at Brotton © Dave Bywater

October 2014 Bird Sightings Round-up

  • Wed 5th Nov, 2014

Mega rares, incredible falls, scarcities liberally scattered and magical birding throughout – just another typical October on the Yorkshire coast, then, writes YCN's Mark James Pearson.

Birding Discovery Day: Rough Legged Buzzard Steals the Show!

Birding Discovery Day: Rough Legged Buzzard Steals The Show!

  • Mon 3rd Nov, 2014

Our Birding Discovery Day tours have been fantastically successful recently, with Pallas’s and Yellow-browed Warblers on the October tour. Arctic birds formed the theme of our 1st November tour, with great views of all!

Common Lizard plain morph - Dan Lombard ©

Species In The Spotlight: Common Lizard - The Monomorphic Polymorph.

  • Tue 28th Oct, 2014

Common Lizards are found in a real variety of colours. Males are usually spotty and females striped. Rarely, a type which has no body markings or significant colour occurs and is known as a plain morph.

Roseate Tern Nestbox Update. An Adventurous Chick!

Roseate Tern Nestbox Update. An Adventurous Chick!

  • Wed 22nd Oct, 2014

The YCN Roseate Tern nest-box produced an adventurous chick. Unwilling to stay at in its own box, it was usually to be found amid nearby plants or in another nest-box!

 Long-eared Owl © Richard Baines

Flamborough Foot-it Part 5: What A Wonderful Storm!

  • Fri 17th Oct, 2014

The birding god swung the wind north-east, picked up the speed, brought a bit of rain and then in came the goodies!