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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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The Second York Gull Watch

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

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Michael Clegg Memorial Birdrace. Sunday 8th January 2017

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

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Potteric Carr – December 11th

Thirteen of us went to Potteric Carr today in calm and, for the time of year, very mild conditions. Bird wise it was rather a quiet day – though we did clock up around 60 species as we walked round

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Club Outing to Aberlady Bay

Eleven members went to the Firth of Forth area at the weekend (11th – 13th November) and the weather was mostly good with excellent light and a total of 98 species seen. John went via the A68 seeing Red Kite

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East Coast – Hartlepool 6th Nov

With the Met Office forecasting gale force winds and heavy rain on the Yorkshire coast, the club’s east coast trip headed for Hartlepool where it was predicted to be relatively calmer. The eleven of us reconvened at the Headland for

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East Coast trip October 9th

The York Birding club trip on Sunday 9th October was to Flamborough Head. A walk around the Outer Head revealed a fine immature female Ring Ouzel, a male Redstart and Bramblings, along with plenty of continental Robins, Redwings and Goldcrests,

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Teesside Trip 11th Sept

Seven members attended the September field meeting of the YOC and headed to Teesside as planned. First port of call was Coatham Marsh, Redcar, where we noted some evidence of migration with good numbers of Swallows and Meadow Pipits moving about and a

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Hes East evening walk 31st Aug

On a lovely sunny evening, a new club record of 26 of us joined John at Heslington Church car park to set off on a walk round Heslington East. Views from this end of the lake yielded a couple of

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