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Summer Social at Bank Island

As a departure from the usual June talk we held a summer social and BBQ at Bank Island on the evening of 5th June. The weather was very kind to us as can be seen by the clear skies in

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June trip to SE73

On Sunday 10th June, we had the monthly club trip which was to the south east extremities of the recording area. Twelve of us, including two young visiting birders from France, met up at the North Duffield Carrs car park.

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Brayton Barff 12th May

Five early risers met Derek Cooper at the Barff car park at 6.30. Derek very kindly showed us around the area. Here are his bird notes: 1 Whitethroat along the Bypass Trail. Another on Barff Lane. Yellowhammer at feeders in

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SPURN 6th May 2018

What a total contrast to our weekend trip to Norfolk the previous week – 14 of us met up at Kilnsea Wetlands in blazing sunshine and, increasingly hot, calm conditions. Although the wind increased a little as the day went

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Club weekend to Norfolk via Frampton (Lincolnshire) 27th – 29th April 2018

Peter Watson (who lead the trip) neatly summed up the weekend as ‘Wet, windy and worthwhile’. Despite the almost continual rain for two days out of three, we came away with a very creditable total of around 120 species and

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Staveley & Nosterfield

14 of us had a good trip to Staveley and then on to Nosterfield on Sunday. In all, by the time I left, we had clocked up 69.5 species (the 0.5 being 2 White wagtails at Nosterfield). Other good birds

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Dearne Valley trip 11th March

Ten YOC members made the trip to the peoples republic of south yorkshire today, meeting up in the Broomhill Flash car park. We were greeting by good views of the long staying Hawfinch, while on the Flash were a few

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March talk – change of speaker

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned talk on Wakefield Peregrines will not be able to take place in March. However, Paul Doherty has kindly stepped in to talk about how he got into birdwatching, how that led to bird

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Lower Derwent Valley trip

On Sunday 11th Feb, ten of us met a Bank Island for a trip around the LDV. Highlights were: Bank Island 3 Little Egret 8 Barnacle Geese Wheldrake Ings 1 immature Peregrine 27 Curlew 1 Marsh Tit along the lane

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Michael Clegg Memorial Yorkshire Bird Race 2018

This year, we again had five teams covering the York recording area on 7th January. Paul Doherty summarised the day: “An excellent day’s birding for all the teams yesterday and by my count there were 102 species seen in the

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