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Wryneck at Bempton © Andy Hood

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - September 2018

  • Fri 12th Oct, 2018

A month dominated by a warm and westerly air stream created a frustrating time for birders but there were some spectacular vis-mig counts, cetaceans and insect sightings

Pied Flycatcher at Filey © Dan Lombard

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - August 2018

  • Sat 8th Sep, 2018

After a warm start to the month with a feel of mid-summer to a real feel of autumn by the end. Songbird migration got off to a flyer as Pied Flycatchers arrived in force, waders took all the mid-month headlines but the end of the month was dominated by seabirds, whales and continental songbirds.

Bedstraw Hawk-moth at Beacon Ponds © Alex Starace

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - July 2018

  • Sun 12th Aug, 2018

July 2018 was a wonderful month for rare and unusual wildlife sightings in East and North Yorkshire. From rare American birds to big numbers of migrant moths many species surged north during the warm weather

Squacco Heron at Kilnsea © Richard Willison

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - June 2018

  • Sun 8th Jul, 2018

June started as May ended with a good selection of overshooting scarce and rare birds. A male Rustic Bunting was the pick of a great bunch of birds at Spurn on the 1st alongside Golden Oriole, three Red-backed Shrike, Marsh Warbler and two Common Rosefinches.

Duke of Burgundy at Hawnby © Lindsey Bowes

Wildlife Sightings North And East Yorkshire - May 2018

  • Sat 2nd Jun, 2018

Wow what a great month! This is a bumper edition with loads of sightings includes more than the usual moths and butterflies. From record numbers of Dukes and a rare Purple Cloud to a hat trick of Eastern Subalpine Warblers