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This monthly article written by Richard Baines (Yorkshire Coast Nature Wildlife Guide) is a detailed summary of scarce and rare wildlife seen by anyone in the area, an opportunity to pick out patterns of emergence or migration and a small gallery of some of the best photos from the month. If you have any unusual sightings please email them for inclusion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 2017

A wide variety of wildlife feature this month as the milder weather brought resident birds into spring mode, late winter moths and the first few emerging butterflies from hibernation. Seashore work by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust revealed some great discoveries and there were even a few dolphins passing our shores.  The York area once again stole the rare bird trophy with Arctic gulls, the Pine Bunting and a new find in the form of a Coue’s Arctic Redpoll also in Dunnington. 

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Highlights from February's wildlife sightings (clockwise from top left): Spring Usher by Allan Rodda, Small-spotted Catshark egg case by Anthony Hurd and Great Grey Shrike by Richard Baines.