2020 News

Overall, not a bad birding year with 212 species seen in Yorkshire - but just sad everything soured by the Coronavirus.

 

November gets off to a great start with super views of Ring-necked Parakeets locally at Roundhay Park, a Red Kite flying right over me nr Wetherby and a mixed flock of 100+ Redwing & Fieldfare constantly flying around nearby.

CLICK ON PHOTOS BELOW FOR LARGER VIEW

July to October pics as birding sites almost get back to normal - masks on in hides and socially distancing though!  

Nice to see the Hoopoe at Collingham, Brown Shrike at South Kirkby & Firecrest + Greater Short-toed Lark at South Gare.

Link to a short video of the Hoopoe at Collingham on 1 October 2020:-

YouTube Link

CLICK ON PHOTOS BELOW FOR LARGER VIEW

GREAT NEWS

 

My picture and account of the Sparrowhawk taking off with its Great Spotted Woodpecker prey makes the Readers Letters page of the Bird Watching Magazine

August edition.

Sparrowhawk

CLICK ON PHOTOS BELOW FOR LARGER VIEW

Pictures from June to July as Lockdown eases.  Especially nice to see the Rosy Starling at Collingham, the Red Footed Falcon nr Church Fenton & the Bearded Vulture at Howden Moor. 

Lockdown in force from March but nice to see the following from home or permitted daily exercise then up to May.  

Year starts off well with sightings of Cranes & Bewick's Swan (pics below).  Plus, my 100th sighting on 13 Feb - a juvenile Iceland Gull (1st pic below) wins a "Notable Picture Award" from Bird Guides (a main UK birding magazine/website).

Previous News