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Close up view of Tundra Bean Geese in Dorset and a Great Northern Diver back in Yorks at Pool to end the year

Nice views of a Black-tailed Godwit at St Aidan's in November

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Great Northern Diver
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Black-tailed Godwit
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Black-tailed Godwit
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Black-tailed Godwit
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Redpoll at Fairburn, Curlew & Little Egret in flight at St Aidan's and a rare Red-flanked Bluetail at Flamborough in November

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Curlew
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Little Egret
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Lovely views of Stonechat, Buzzard, Ruff & Grey Plover at St Aidan's towards the end of September.

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Buzzard
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Ruff
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Whinchats and a Little Stint at St Aidan's on 7/8 September

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My first ever Bar-headed Goose at Eccup on 28 August + Snow Geese at York University on 10 September.

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Snow Goose
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Snow Goose (Blue Morph)
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News of a rare White-tailed Lapwing at RSPB Blacktoft Sands on 26 August was too good an opportunity to miss.  

Many spotters were there as it was the first ever recorded in Yorkshire and I think only the 7th or 8th record for the UK!

To view my short YouTube video of the Lapwing    -    click on following link  

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Some of the family of six Kingfishers giving lovely close views on the Roundhay Park Upper Lake in August.

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Nice to see a Cattle Egret again at Fairburn in July plus a juvenile Arctic Tern at St Aidan's in mid August.

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Cattle Egret
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In July I enjoyed watching an Osprey for a couple of hours at Nosterfield, nr Ripon.  I arrived too late to see it catch a sizeable fish but it was still a pleasure to see it flying with the fish in its talons and then settle in a nearby tree to enjoy the meal.  Probably a 2019 hatch female on her first return to the UK + hope she makes a home at Nosterfield in future! 

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I always enjoy a yearly trip to RSPB Bempton Cliffs to see the Puffins and other sea birds but this year was a bit special as there was also a Black-Browed Albatross present + good views of a Barn Owl.  

Black-Browed Albatross
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Barn Owl
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Puffins
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Guillemot
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Gannet
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Razorbills
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Dorset for a week in May with rare sightings of Woodchat Shrike, Dartford Warbler & Bonaparte's Gull

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Dartford Warbler
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A couple of local rare jobs in April/May - Grey Plover at North Cave Wetlands & Ring Ouzel at Shadwell!

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Wheatear at Scar House in April, young Song Thrush at the How Stean Gorge cafe + Blackcap & Whitethroat nearer home!

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Song Thrush
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Blackcap
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March to May shots from RSPB St Aidan's - always something of interest there!

Bearded Tit
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Black-necked Grebe
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Black-tailed Godwit
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Cetti's Warbler
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Dunlin
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Grasshopper Warbler
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Grey Partridge
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Kestrel
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Little Ringed Plover
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Little Owl
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Pochard
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Reed Bunting
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Ringed Plover
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Slavonian Grebe
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Whinchat
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Willow Warbler
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Wren
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Yellow Wagtail
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A few early pics in 2021 - Finches at the side of the Wetherby to Spofforth Cycle Way

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