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Redstart at Filey © Mark James Pearson

September 2014 Bird Sightings Round-up

  • Sat 4th Oct, 2014

September 2014 was a memorable month that kept on providing, writes Mark James Pearson, and with a fine cast of common and scarce drift migrants arriving In droves, the special one was getting closer by the day....

Masked Shrike © Dave Aitken

Migrant Birds And Raptors Galore!

  • Thu 25th Sep, 2014

The past two weeks have been memorable not only for very rare birds but for numbers of scarce and common migrants. Our YCN tours have certainly come up smelling of roses, most memorably on 19th September, when our Wolds and Coast tour crashed headlong into the best day at Spurn all year!

Red-breasted Flycatcher © Martin Garner

Flamborough Foot-it Part 3: Honey And Habitat

  • Mon 22nd Sep, 2014

2014 has been an excellent year for migrant Honey Buzzards at Flamborough.Their habit of flying low on migration makes them tricky to see and even more difficult to ‘twitch’. So it was with relief that I saw one drift into distant view over Old Fall on the 15th.

Kittiwake © Dan Lombard

Flamborough Foot-it Part 2: Gulls - The Great, The Black-backeds And The Ugly...

  • Wed 17th Sep, 2014

From local Herring Gulls and Russian Great Black-backeds to Polish Caspians, gulls have been congregating on the outer Head in massive numbers! Thankfully one of the UK’s top gull enthusiasts, Martin Garner, has also recently migrated to the outer Head ...

© Dan Lombard

Species In The Spotlight: Hedgehog

  • Wed 17th Sep, 2014

Hedgehogs congregate in numbers only near rich feeding sites. Such gatherings are therefore characterised by much bickering and aggression.