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2019 Michael Clegg Memorial Birdrace

The 2019 Michael Clegg Memorial Birdrace took place across Yorkshire last Sunday, 6th January. Four teams from the York area took part. Here are summaries that were posted on Yorkbirding email and Twitter. Well done to the York Upstarts (Tim,

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St Aidan’s trip

11 members and a guest went for the day to St Aidan’s RSPB reserve. It was a sunny day for a change with 74 species seen or heard. Highlights were Red Kite, Peregrine, Great White Egret, Cetti’s Warbler (heard by

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Spurn on 8th October 2018

Fourteen of us met up at Kilnsea Wetlands on Sunday 8th for one of our annual autumn jaunts to Spurn. It was lovely to have Jenny back with us again, now that she has recovered from her broken hip. The

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Frampton Marsh 16th Sept

We had a great birding trip yesterday to Frampton Marsh, Lincs, followed by Fairburn Ings, West Yorkshire. We had a great day with Long-billed Dowitcher, Cattle Egret, Spoonbills, Merlin, Little Stint, Marsh Harrier among the highlights. A full account can

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Strensall Common Walk 14th August

Possibly a first for the Club, an evening where the number of species seen and heard only just beat the number of us on the walk! Another fantastic turnout with nineteen of us assembling at 6.30pm at Galtres Car Park

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June trip to SE73

On Sunday 10th June, we had the monthly club trip which was to the south east extremities of the recording area. Twelve of us, including two young visiting birders from France, met up at the North Duffield Carrs car park.

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Brayton Barff 12th May

Five early risers met Derek Cooper at the Barff car park at 6.30. Derek very kindly showed us around the area. Here are his bird notes: 1 Whitethroat along the Bypass Trail. Another on Barff Lane. Yellowhammer at feeders in

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SPURN 6th May 2018

What a total contrast to our weekend trip to Norfolk the previous week – 14 of us met up at Kilnsea Wetlands in blazing sunshine and, increasingly hot, calm conditions. Although the wind increased a little as the day went

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Club weekend to Norfolk via Frampton (Lincolnshire) 27th – 29th April 2018

Peter Watson (who lead the trip) neatly summed up the weekend as ‘Wet, windy and worthwhile’. Despite the almost continual rain for two days out of three, we came away with a very creditable total of around 120 species and

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Staveley & Nosterfield

14 of us had a good trip to Staveley and then on to Nosterfield on Sunday. In all, by the time I left, we had clocked up 69.5 species (the 0.5 being 2 White wagtails at Nosterfield). Other good birds

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