Wednesday, 31 December 2014

What a finish!


Above and below, Little Bustard near Bridlington - John Hewitt

Above and below, Little Bustard near Bridlington - Rich Willison

And more of the Blyth's Pipit below - Ron Marshall

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

More on the Yorkshire List

We have now updated the Yorkshire List to include the Pugneys Blyth's Pipit which should be added in your electronic copy after Richard's Pipit.  If you have seen it but not let us know then now is the time to do so. This superb series of photos of it were taken by Mick Hemingway.

Our Yorkshire list has also increased by one due to the accidental omission of Cream-coloured Courser, a fact which was drawn to our attention by Dave Britton. The species occupies a place on the list thanks to one obtained at Holme near Market Weighton in  1828. We doubt if this will make much difference to the current Listers League positions but for those who wish to add it to their master tally it should be inserted after Stone Curlew.

And finally many of you have asked us to clarify the position regarding the 1996 East Yorkshire Lesser White-fronted Goose following comments made in a recent BBRC Report. Dave Britton has looked further into this and his findings are published on this blog and can be viewed by clicking on Recent Decisions.In short we will continue to allow this bird to be counted on the Yorkshire list unless anything changes.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Blyth's Pipit - A New Yorkshire Bird

 We are will be updating the Listers League tables next week and intend to allow those who saw it to add Blyth's Pipit to their list as the evidence appears to be stacked in favor of acceptance. Please let us know if you have added it to your tally, although many of you already have. More on the Yorkshire list soon.

Above and below, Blyth's Pipit, Pugneys - Rich Willison

Above, Blyth's Pipit, Pugneys - Jeff Wragg

Bean Goose (thought 'Taiga' by many), Skeffling - Alan Whitehead

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Male 'Eastern Black Redstart' (form phoenicuroides) Scalby Mills - Rich Willison
This cracking looker spent several days in gardens and has attracted quite a few admirers including a few 'insurance listers' who will hope one day they might be able to add it to their County list.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Richard's Pipit no 1, Cloughton Wyke - John Harwood 
This bird has been in situ for around 4 weeks now.
Richard's Pipit no 2, Cloughton Wyke (and below) - John Harwood 
This second bird arrived about a week ago.

Great Grey Shrike, Thornseat Delf - Roy Twigg

Monday, 24 November 2014

Scientific solution?

Redstart, Kilnsea - Rich Willison 
This birds is causing a bit of debate as to if or not is could be of the eastern form P. p. samamisicus known as Ehrenberg's Redstart. Unless it can be trapped and/or a feather obtained for DNA analysis then the solution may be a load of crap, a sample of which has been kindly donated by Garry Taylor!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Citrine Wagtail Flamborough - Rich Willison

And more crackers of the Grindale Rough-legged - Rich Willison

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

A great series of shots posted below of the very photogenic Rough-legged Buzzard at Grindale taken by Rich Willison

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Another major Yorkshire bird was found today when the County's second ever Blackpoll Warbler gave a rather too brief (for most) showing in Easington. First seen by Mick Turton in his garden this very mobile bird was enjoyed by about 15 of the Spurn regulars who were already on site + one who had left a short while earlier but managed to do a quick U'y in Thorngumbald and arrive back just in time. Well done to Rich Swales for managing to grab some more than satisfactory photos (below). Will it join Mick for breakfast tomorrow? Talk about jam!

Rough-legged Buzzard, Grindale - Alan Whitehead
Black Redstart, Kilnsea - Alan Whitehead

Friday, 31 October 2014

Trick or treat?

This Eastern-crowned Warbler was found at Brotton on October 30th allowing Dave Hursthouse to become the first Yorkshire lister to reach the magical 400 mark. Congratulations to Dave. We do not envisage any problems with the acceptance of this bird which of course is a Yorkshire first and thus if you have managed to see it please let us know as soon as possible so we can add it to your tally. Eastern-crowned Warbler should be added to the list above Greenish Warbler. The Lister's League Table will be updated early next week as the administrators are just off out trick or treating! 
Thanks to Rich Willison for these photos 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Rough-legged Buzzard, Spurn - John Hewitt
Isabelline Shrike, Kilnsea - John Hewitt
Rough-legged Buzzard, Skeffling - Phil Jones
Grey Phalarope, Easington, - John Hewitt

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Yellow-browed Warbler, Spurn - Justin Carr

Goldcrest, Spurn - Justin Carr
Siskin, Spurn - Justin Carr