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Harbour Porpoise © Richard Baines

What To Look Out For - December 2017

  • Mon 20th Nov, 2017

Mid-winter may not be the month you might think about looking for cetaceans (collective name given to whales and dolphins) on the Yorkshire coast. Well think again!

Bearded Tit at Scarborough © Alex Meek

Wildlife Sightings - October 2017

  • Wed 1st Nov, 2017

It’s amazing how two autumns can be so different! After the Siberian high pressure weather system and birds of 2016 it was all about Atlantic storms from the west in October 2017. Despite the shift there were many highlights. Rarest sightings include a massive Leatherback Turtle and a Cliff Swallow.

Minke Whale Staithes © Richard Baines

Wildlife Sightings - September 2017

  • Thu 5th Oct, 2017

Warm westerly weather systems dominated September 2017. Despite the lack of easterly winds this was a busy month and there were some great birds and other wildlife around and at the end of the month the visual migration watchers got their rewards big time!

Greenish Warbler Bempton © Andy Hood

Wildlife Sightings - August 2017

  • Mon 4th Sep, 2017

For many animals August is often a classic mix of post breeding resident species mingling with the first migrants. After the relatively settled summer of weather many birders were looking for signs our breeding birds had done well.

Spiny Squat Lobster © Mark Pearson

Wildlife Sightings - July 2017

  • Tue 1st Aug, 2017

Star birds graced three sites on the 1st July. The White-winged Tern was still at Kilnsea Wetlands, the Sabines Gull at Flask Lake Nosterfield and the excellent summer for European Honey Buzzards continued at Wykeham with three present on the first day of the month