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Amazing gulls at Rufforth

Chris Gomersall posted to the YorkBirding Google group this evening about a superb set of gull records at Rufforth. “A remarkable day today at Rufforth, between Dave Foster and myself we had a minimum of 13! Caspian gulls ( 6x

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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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Ampleforth Hawfinch

Jonathan Pomroy posted the following at lunchtime today: Great views of a Hawfinch in the [Ampleforth] churchyard this morning. First in surrounding trees then dropping down to yews in the middle. As ever very elusive when feeding. If you make

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Pied Wagtails in York

The annual roost of Pied Wagtails in Parliament Street is building up. There were at least 350 on Thursday and yesterday, per @YorkBirding Twitter feed, there were 750. They are well worth visiting and don’t seem to worry about the

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Cetti’s Warbler at Wheldrake

Craig Ralston of Natural England reported that a Cetti’s Warbler was discovered when it was caught and ringed at Wheldrake Ings on 31st Oct. Another was caught and ringed in the valley on the morning of 3rd November – so definitely one

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LDV NNR Sightings – September 2015

The Lower Derwent Valley blog has been updated with a summary of sightings from September at http://ldvnnr.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_29.html. Visit the post to read about what was sighted and ringed. Highlights include a continental Great Spotted Woodpecker of the race D. m. major.

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Aquatic Warbler at Wheldrake Ings

This was posted to the Yorkbirding Googlegroup by Craig Ralston. Belated news from yesterday (12th) of a juv Aquatic Warbler caught and ringed at Wheldrake Ings as part of the ongoing warbler/migration monitoring work being carried out by NE, the

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Sand Martins at Hes East

Sand Martins have been spotted using the Sand Martin Hotel at Heslington East. However, there are fewer House Martins around this year than might have been expected.

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