Rare feathered visitors

Ian Hudson snapped this brambling in his garden
Ian Hudson snapped this brambling in his garden
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Robin Hood’s Bay correspondent Ian Hudson snapped this image of a visitor to our shores that is normally more comfortable in cooler climes.

Measuring at just 5.75 inches long, this brambling is usually a winter visitor, but decided to stick around to enjoy some sunshine.

Meanwhile, on 25 May birdwatcher Martin Lynn spotted a Golden Oriole on a clifftop location between Kettleness and Runswick Bay.

He said this species of bird is “very rarely seen around here, but was unmistakable.”

If you’ve spotted any rare or unusual wildlife in the region, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing karl.hansell@yrnltd.co.uk or by calling (01947) 829904.