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Snow and freezing temperatures started the month but by the start of the second week things were brightening up. The first butterflies, bumble-bees and moths were on the wing, with the 24th and 25th March especially good for insect emergence. It was a similar story for our first songbird migrants, the first Northern Wheatear arrived on the 14th but it wasn’t until the 21st that things improved. In the final week, Spurn brightened up the show with Firecrest, Long-eared Owl and two Cranes.

For more wildlife sightings and photographs, read the full article by Richard Baines of Yorkshire Coast Nature here.

Photographs Firecrest by John Hewitt (left) and Jack Snipe by Andy Hood (right)

(2nd April 2018)