Moth trapping, August 2021

Over the August bank holiday I had the moth trap out to see if there was much of interest.

There was nothing remarkable in there, but decent numbers of what there was.

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Wheldrake Ings, August 2021

Wheldrake Ings is one of my favourite nature reserves, but it feels like ages since I’ve just been and walked it for pleasure.

At the back end of August I had a reason to be out for a quiet walk, and I’m very happy I picked Wheldrake.

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Paull Holme Strays, August 2021

With spending so much time at Spurn recently, I decided to have an overnight stay nearby to cut down on the travelling.

It proved another great entry in my “always bring your camera with you” series.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Despite my duel interests in both nature and culture, I’ve never made it to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. That finally changed, and it was a really interesting day.

Not that much of the visit is that relevant to this blog, but it’s fun to share the photos anyway.

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Albatross! Albatross! Albatross!

The past couple of years, there has been a black-browed albatross that has shown up at Flamborough Head, specifically at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

So far, I’ve failed to see it. But fate works in funny ways…

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Spurn Point, August 2021

I’ve had to be at Spurn quite a bit through August for various work-related things. But it’s never a chore.

It’s been interesting visiting in the height of summer, when usually I would only be there in Spring and Autumn to try spot migrating birds.

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Kiplingcotes nature reserve, August 2021

In need of a quiet picnic spot, I drove out past Market Weighton to a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve, in the Kiplingcotes chalk pit.

It’s a lovely spot in spring/summer to see wildflowers.

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Welwick, July 2021

I had a meeting near Welwick along the Humber estuary in mid-July.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve there, and the realignment to the west, provide an excellent patch of saltmarsh, a vitally important habitat that potentially has a real part to play in carbon capture and storage.

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Home and garden, July 2021

As always, while it’s great to get out and about, there is just as much merit in spotting wildlife at home.

With hedgehogs, the pond, breeding birds, there’s lots to look at and enjoy.

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Wharfe Ings, July 2021

Early in July I had to go visit a site along the River Wharfe.

One thing that caught my eye was a field full of meadowsweet, all in bloom, and with warblers calling from within.

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