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.