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Category: Sightings

For notable sightings

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 »

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 »

One of the events of this autumn is the influx of Hawfinches into England. The York area has had its share of these visitors with up to nine birds at Gilling East and small numbers elsewhere including six today over …

Hawfinches at Castle Howard Read More »

About 25 intrepid souls joined Chris Gomersall and Jono Leadley to have a look at the Rufforth Tip gulls for the second annual York Gull Watch. It was a mild morning and following a welcome from the Club Chairman, Peter …

The Second York Gull Watch Read More »

During last week, Terry Weston found a large flock of Yellowhammers at Intake Lane, Dunnington. On Friday, Chris Gomersall took a look, intrigued by the possibility of something interesting with them. He was rewarded by a brief glimpse of a …

Pine Bunting at Dunnington – Updated Read More »

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 …

Michael Clegg Memorial Birdrace. Sunday 8th January 2017 Read More »

York has had a decent couple of weeks of Waxwing sightings since Christmas. Following a couple of individual records in late autumn and early December, up to a dozen were seen near the Swan pub in the Bishopthorpe Road/Nunnery Lane …

Waxwings and Wagtails Read More »

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 …

New spreadsheet for 2017 records Read More »

Duncan Bye noted two colour-ringed Little Egrets at Wheldrake Ings among the large count of 26 Grey Heron and 16 Little Egret at the Pool hide on the morning of the 23rd July. He has received details back from the ringers: J9 = …

Colour-ringed Little Egrets Read More »

Tim Jones, assisted by Chris, Jack and Ollie, lead a very well attended gull demo/field trip this morning at Rufforth. The turnout was one of the highest ever in recent times for a field trip with 21 people including the …

Rufforth Gull Master Class Read More »