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The Power Ball. Hundreds of Red Knot form a tight ball and power their way across the Humber Estuary at sunset © Richard Baines

The Power Ball

  • Fri 7th Jan, 2022

Mid-winter in Grimsby is not necessarily the time or place I expected to experience one of my most memorable natural encounters!

Snow Bunting © Mark Pearson

Winter Guiding On The Yorkshire Coast

  • Wed 29th Dec, 2021

As of yesterday (December 18th), my sixth and final Winter Birding Discovery Day of 2021 - and my last tour of 2021 - brought what was a wonderful year of guiding to a close.

Mother and baby Spruce © Richard Baines

Encounters With Spruce Trees And Change

  • Wed 22nd Dec, 2021

I once read there are only three things certain in life; birth, death and change. I don’t remember where I read it but that’s not important, what keeps me smiling is observing the power of all three in nature.

The YCN Birding Discovery Days Team. Mark, Margaret, Jono, Richard and John

Birding Discovery Days 2021 – Review Of The Year And Our Highlights

  • Sat 18th Dec, 2021

I asked each of our birding guides to choose their favourite moments or overall experiences from the trips they led and write us a short account. Read on to enjoy our tales and find out how many species we saw.

Undercover © RSPB Species Investigation

YCN Grant Helps Birds Of Prey

  • Fri 10th Dec, 2021

There is something about birds of prey that connects us with nature’s wilder side. These rulers of the skies are surely one of nature’s most accomplished creations. But birds of prey – or raptors – face a worrying threat: from human persecution.