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Wheldrake work party – October message from Craig

Just a quick email to say a huge thank you for everyone’s help tackling willow scrub at Wheldrake Ings over the last two work parties. As those who attended at the weekend will have seen, it’s made a huge difference

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Wheldrake work party – 1st October

Further to the highly successful work party day we held at Wheldrake Ings in late August, and due in part to popular demand, we are planning another work day with YWT there on Sat 1st October. It would be great

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Flying High! at the November meeting

The November meeting, on Tuesday 1st, was originally billed as the “AGM and Presentation” but we can now announce that we are very fortunate to have Anneliese Emmans Dean, one of our members, lined up to talk about her new book.

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Wheldrake work party

On Saturday 13th August, Craig Ralston organised a work party at Wheldrake Ings aimed at club members. It was an enjoyable and rewarding day’s hard work. Here’s a summary in Craig’s words: “Just a quick one to say thanks to all

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Nightjar field season helpers wanted

You may remember that Lucy Ryan spoke to us in March about her PhD study on Nightjars. She is looking for volunteers to help with Moth trapping Nest searching from June to August at her study site. For further information,

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Strensall Trip – change of meeting place

Just a reminder of this week’s evening visit on Wednesday 27th at 7pm to Strensall Common, which is still ‘on’.  However, due to military use of the southern part we were due to visit, we will have to visit the

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YOC Curlew Survey

This is just a reminder that in 2016 the Club are carrying out a survey of Curlews. They occur fairly widely across the club area with an obvious stronghold in the Lower Derwent Valley. However there was a 46% decline

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Curlew Survey 2016

As many of you will remember we did a survey of Cuckoos in the club area last year. A lot of people contributed records and the results will be written up in the 2015 report and will give us valuable

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Yorkshire Bird Race 2016

Three teams from the York area competed in the annual Yorkshire Bird Race last Sunday, 3rd. York Upstarts started really early around 4 a.m. by torchlight and recorded 93 species and visited 18 sites. Highlights included Long and Short-eared Owls,

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Photographic Competition 2015

The annual photographic competition was held last night, 1st December. Attendees enjoyed a range of high quality images, the short list was judged by Jean Smith and Paul Doherty and the following were voted to be winners. World – Terry Weston’s

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