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For many animals, August is often a classic mix of post-breeding resident species mingling with the first migrants. This year there were many signs that some resident species have had a good year, from good counts of Common Blue butterflies in Northallerton to Swifts passing Spurn.  Migration was also heating up, with some great birds being seen from southern Europe such as Western Bonelli’s Warbler alongside signs of an arrival coinciding with scarce migrant moths.

Read all about it in this month’s blog from Richard Baines of Yorkshire Coast Nature.

 

Pomerine Skua at Staithes by Richard Baines (left) and Scarce Bordered Straw by Allan Rodda (right)