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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

Rough-legged Buzzard - Grindale © Nov 2014 Richard Baines

Close Encounters With Arctic Rough-legs

  • Sun 24th Oct, 2021

On the 13th July 2008 I was lost in the Boreal Forest of Russia.

A Dotterel migrating over the back alley on the night of 7th October was a stand-out highlight © Mark Pearson

Birding In Bed – A Year In Nocmig

  • Wed 9th Jun, 2021

Part two of Mark Pearson's wonderful insight into the mysterious world of nocturnal migration over his home in Filey, North Yorkshire

European Nightjar © Dan Lombard

Return Of The Goatsucker

  • Sun 2nd May, 2021

The story of one of our most enigmatic birds or the title of a horror sequel? Read on to find out which it is…

English Bluebells © Claire Bending

A Walk In The Woods

  • Thu 15th Apr, 2021

As this very welcome spring unfurls around us, one of the first places to really burst into life is our native woodlands.

…. and one nearby in the daytime © Mark Pearson

Birding In Bed (with A Little Help From YCN)...

  • Mon 12th Apr, 2021

It all began just over a year ago, at the end of March 2020, just as the first lockdown began, and the ground was metaphorically shuddering under our collective feet (is there a Richter scale for impending existentialist doom?).