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Photo Competition 2017

The club’s photo competition was held on 5th December. Winning entries were: UK – Terry Weston’s Nuthatch World – Antony Ward’s White-tailed Sea Eagle YOC area – Terry Weston’s Kestrel A gallery will be added to the website in due

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The Rare and Scarce Birds of the York Area 1965 to 2015

The Rare and Scarce Birds of the York Area 1965 to 2015 was written by Jono Leadley, the York area recorder and published by the York Ornithological Club in November 2017. The 74 page book contains details of all species

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2016 Report

The 2016 Report has been printed and will be available for members to collect at the next meeting on Tuesday 5th December.

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Best Birdwatching Sites: Yorkshire – Review

Neil Glenn and John Miles’ book ‘Best Birdwatching Sites: Yorkshire’ is a fine piece of work and one that should be of use to all Yorkshire birders, especially those keen on county listing or exploring Yorkshire’s best birding sites. The

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Red House 9th July – directions

Revised meeting point for the walk on 9th July at 10.00am around Redhouse Wood, Lagoon and River. Please IGNORE directions on Club Programme as parking at a local farm has been negotiated. Leave York Bypass A1237 on to A59 near

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Best Birdwatching Sites: Yorkshire

We have received a copy of Buckingham Press’s newly-published Best Birdwatching Sites: Yorkshire by Neil Glenn and John Miles. Keep a look out on Yorkbirding for Jono’s review of it. Check the Buckingham Press website for further information and to

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Teesdale Trip 9th April – change of time

In order to try to see the Black Grouse lekking, the trip to Teesdale on 9th April has been changed to a meeting time of 7.00 am at the destination, Langdon Beck, near to the cattle grid on the minor

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Michael Clegg Memorial Birdrace. Sunday 8th January 2017

A total of 18 teams took part this year covering their selected areas around Yorkshire. The recipients of this years sponsor money will be ‘The English Twite Recovery Project’ and will go towards helping Twite in Yorkshire. Many congratulations to

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New spreadsheet for 2017 records

There is a new spreadsheet for recording your sightings in 2017. It is available on the Yorkbirding website at http://yorkbirding.org.uk/records/. Instructions are on the ‘guidance’ tab. It uses the BOU’s newer standard vernacular names, as per the 2014 and 2015

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Photo competition results

The club held the annual photographic competition on 6th December. Thank you to Paul Doherty and Jean Smith who acted as judges to produce the shortlists for the popular vote. The results are as follows: YOC area – a clean

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