Waders were top of the wildlife show in North and East Yorkshire during July. One wetland in the Spurn area recorded no fewer than 28 species during the month! Several rare American waders were spotted and all three world species of Golden Plover were seen in East Yorkshire in a 48 hour period. It wasn’t only birds migrating; dragonflies were having a good month with rare continental species seen on the coast; Lesser Emperor being the pick of the bunch. It’s great to have several underwater marine species represented in our article this month, and they are arguably the most beautiful species in our gallery.
Photos clockwise from top left: Lilac beauty by Allan Rodda, Spiny squat lobster by Mark Pearson and White-rumped sandpiper by Nigel Genn