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What To Look Out For

Year-round wildlife alerts and top tips on common wildlife to look out for on the coast of North and East Yorkshire

Bohemian Waxwing North Yorkshire © Steve Race

The Sound Of Silver

  • Sun 8th Nov, 2020

I’m listening for a delicate silvery trill, the unmistakable call of a Bohemian Waxwing. These magical birds must be in everybody’s top ten of European birds. As a very good friend of mine once wrote ‘to be tired of Waxwings is to be tired of life’.

Great Northern Diver Scarborough © Steve Race

Divers On The Yorkshire Coast

  • Sat 24th Oct, 2020

Divers can be tricky to observe for long periods of time. You have to be quick and patient because they can spend up to 60% of their time foraging for food.

Common Swift - a vismig favourite, especially when it's the first of the spring! © Mark Pearson

The Dark Art Of Vismigging, Part Two – Leading Lines

  • Sat 29th Aug, 2020

Visible Migration – aka Vismig – is, literally, the kind of bird migration that can be seen and enjoyed first hand.

A Rough-legged Buzzard arrives in off the sea at Filey, direct from Scandinavia © Mark Pearson

The Dark Art Of Vismigging, Part One – Incoming!

  • Sat 22nd Aug, 2020

Bird migration is an endlessly fascinating phenomenon that taps into a variety of our basic impulses and desires.

Puffins – Getting into the Groove

Puffins – Getting Into The Groove

  • Tue 21st Jul, 2020

On July 16th 2020 we sailed on calm seas from the fishing village of Staithes down the beautiful coastline of the North York Moors National Park.