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Trip to Spurn on Sunday 8th October

Rather wondering if Spurn was going to be very quiet owing to the lack of easterly winds in the preceding week, sixteen of us nevertheless took a chance that something might be about. As the high tide was at 7.40

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Teesside Trip Sept 10th

Seven brave souls headed north to Teesside on the morning of 10th September. Despite the strong southwesterly winds, we had a good day with highlights being good views of two or three Water Rails at Saltholme and one or two

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Pocklington Canal evening walk

Many thanks to Terry Weston, for another most enjoyable summer evening walk along the canal from Hagg Bridge towards Storwood on Tuesday 1st August.  Despite the dreadful forecast, the rain held off and we had a lot of evening sunshine. 

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SE57 Trip 11th June

Eleven of us headed for SE57 in the northwest of the recording area, being joined there by Georg (a friend of Paz Fletcher) who is writing an article about German and British birding. Our first stop was out of area

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Northumberland weekend – April 21/23

Club trip to Northumberland 21st to 23rd April 2017                                Leader: Peter Watson Fifteen club members went on this weekend. Having agreed to meet up at Seahouses, where we were staying for the weekend, most of the group headed early for

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Spurn Trip May 7th

Yesterday, 7th May, we had a great start at Sammy’s Point with a selection of migrants including Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat and some late Fieldfares and Redwing as well. A number of Whimbrel were on

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Heslington Tillmire

Eight of us took part in the walk on the Tillmire yesterday [26th April] evening; a bit cold, but lovely light. After the prolonged period without much rain, the Tillmire is very dry for the time of the year, and

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Teesdale and Grouse

The changed plan to meet at Langdon Beck at 7 a.m. rather than setting off from York at that time for the club’s trip to Teesdale yesterday (9th April) proved a success. The Black Grouse lek was underway with 18

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Staveley YWT 12th March

Fifteen of us (including a visiting birder from Canada) enjoyed a glorious sunny spring day at Staveley YWT reserve SW of Boroughbridge on Sunday morning, followed by a visit to Nosterfield Quarry N of Ripon in the afternoon. We clocked

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Tophill Low – February 12th

Owing to the poor weather forecast, only eight members headed to Tophill Low, with its hides, rather than being caught in cold, wet and windy conditions on the east coast. A selection of duck were seen and the highlights were

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