As I had an event to attend at Burnby Hall, I had a quick wander round the gardens to see what wild moments may be round the corner. Advertisements
I’ve been spending a bit of time in Flamborough recently, but with little time to really enjoy the wildlife. So, with a spare half hour yesterday, I thought I’d see what was around Thornwick Bay.
There has been a mini-irruption of Rosy Starlings in the past week or two with these migrants from Asia appearing on the coast of England. By happy coincidence, myself and one of these starlings had the same destination last week: … Continue reading
Ferris Bueller once said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it”. That’s never been more apt than this week, where I started the week planning a ‘spring-has-sprung’ post before … Continue reading
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Tagged beast from the east, birds, blackbird, blue tit, dunoock, fieldfare, Goldfinch, greenfinch, pied wagtail, redpoll, robin, siskin, snow, snowmageddon, starling, wood pigeon, yorkshire
I got a few days over the past week or so in East Yorkshire, on the wolds and at the countryside.
Finally we come to the third and final part of my posts from the trip earlier this month, which also encompassed Spurn and Kilnsea. At this point it was nearly a month ago, which is terrible on my part!
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Tagged ducks, gadwall, geese, lapwing, little grebe, north cave wetlands, video, waders, yorkshire, yorkshire wildlife trust
Back to Heslington Lake now, and some slightly unusual behaviour I have been observing.
Posted in Biology, Birds, Ethology, Invertebrates
Tagged barnacle goose, butterflies, canada goose, chick, coot, Great crested grebe, juvenile, moorhen, nesting, pochard, red admiral, york, yorkshire
It’d be easy to miss Kilnsea and the other assorted sites that fringe Spurn, focusing just on that dramatic peninsula. But we popped in on our way back from Spurn last week, to discover mainly sleepy waders.
Something I didn’t mention yesterday was that the lighthouse at Spurn has now been restored and opened to the public. It’s well worth a visit for the views, as I’ll share here.
With the recent flurry of amazing sightings at Spurn and along the East coast of Yorkshire, it seemed well worth a trip to the coast. But the report on the Spurn website that said ‘A disappointing exodus of migrants’ wasn’t … Continue reading