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Author: YorkOC

Sometimes, the discovery of a rare bird can be attributed to a fortuitous chain of events. On 15th June, Craig Storton, a birdwatcher and bird photographer chatted to a farmer near the small village of Biggin, in the southwest of …

Red-footed Falcon at Biggin (SE53) Read More »

As the club is unable to meet on 5th May owing to the lockdown, we would like to encourage you to spend a bit of time this evening indulging your passion for birds and birding as you would if you …

Lockdown Bird Quiz May 2020 – Updated with answers Read More »

Jono Leadley turned up an exciting find yesterday when he came across a Red-rumped Swallow at  Acaster Malbis during his daily lockdown exercise. A quality bird and only the fourth for the York area, if accepted! Read his account and …

Lockdown Red-rumped Swallow! Read More »

The YOC Committee regrets that, owing to the restrictions on gatherings and  general movement for anything other than essential business plus the uncertainty about when it will be safe to meet up again, the YOC meeting and trips in May …

Covid-19 cancellations – update Read More »

In light of government advice for everyone to avoid social gatherings and to keep social ‘distance’ over the next few weeks in an attempt to contain Covid-19, the Committee has had to bow to the inevitable and postpone the April …

Covid-19 cancellations Read More »

On 8th March, 11 met at Filey for the monthly trip. Highlights there were Purple Sandpipers on the Brigg, Red-throated Diver and Gannet out to sea plus several displaying Skylarks. It was very windy so we headed for Troutsdale where …

East Coast / NYM trip Read More »

The YorkBirding website works well using the Chrome browser on Windows 7 and 10. It is also functional using Safari and Firefox on newer versions of Mac OS; definitely works with v10.14. However, some issues have been noted on other …

Website compatibility Read More »

UPDATE The Field trip on Sunday 9th February was postponed because of Storm Ciara. I was hoping to rearrange it for this coming Sunday (the 16th), but that isn’t really possible. The B1223 which is the main access route to …

SE53 trip cancelled Read More »

On 3rd December, the club held its annual photo competition. Many thanks to Tom Lawson for his work in preparing the show and running the evening. Thank you too to Peter Watson and Barry Thomas for standing in as judges, …

Photo Competition 2019 Read More »

The January field activity this year was once again taking part in the annual Michael Clegg Yorkshire Bird Race. This year’s beneficiary is Ryedale Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre run by Jean Thorpe. Four teams from York took part and it was …

Yorkshire Bird Race 2019 Read More »