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Category: Trip Reports

The January field activity this year was once again taking part in the annual Michael Clegg Yorkshire Bird Race. This year’s beneficiary is Ryedale Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre run by Jean Thorpe. Four teams from York took part and it was …

Yorkshire Bird Race 2019 Read More »

This month’s trip, on 8th December, was a clockwise loop around the LDV. Starting at Bank Island, five of us spend a while looking through the geese for rarer species but only Greylags (about 200) and Canada Geese. Every hedgerow …

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On Sunday 10th November, nine club members met at Flamborough Head for the November club trip. An hour’s seawatching in the new hide (thanks to the observatory) produced three or four Little Auks, at least 20 Red-throated Divers, Gannets, Common …

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Seventeen of us headed to Northumberland for the Club’s autumn weekend away. Having met up at Stannington Farm Shop for a tasty breakfast en-route, we headed off in rain (the theme of the weekend) to RSPB Hauxley reserve – now …

Club Weekend Trip to Northumberland: 18th – 20th October 2019 Read More »

You might think it would have been crazy to go out birding in the dire weather this morning, but four of us (Peter, Neil, Noel and myself) braved it and headed east to Flamborough. We had a great day with …

East Coast Trip 6th October Read More »

Seven members met at 8am in the main Hatfield Moor car park. It was a first ever club trip to this site and a first visit for many of the members. From the car park, 1-2 Green Woodpeckers were heard …

YOC trip Hatfield Moor 15th September Read More »

On a very pleasant evening, 6th August, we had a successful walk along the canal between Hagg Bridge and Storwood. Wildlife recorded was: 3 juvenile kestrels 1 sparrowhawk 1 barn owl hunting 5 chiffchaffs 1 willow warbler 2 sedge warblers …

Pocklington Canal evening walk Read More »

We met at YWT Potteric Carr Nature Reserve just before 9am to find that the road in front of the reserve was closed from 9am to 2pm due to a marathon. This meant that we had a very pleasant day …

YOC trip to Potteric Carr 9th June Read More »

Spurn was lovely and sunny yesterday for the Club Trip – ten of us went and enjoyed a full day out – pity some of the rarities had moved on with clear skies on Saturday night and we dipped on …

Spurn 12th May Read More »

Twelve of us went on the trip – some getting up at 4 am to head over to Teesdale. We met up at Langdon Beck cattle grid in atrocious weather at 7 am on Sunday – very high winds, bitterly …

Teesdale 7th April Read More »