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Birdwatching at Rawcliffe Meadows Winter 2016

Birds have become more active on the Cornfield Nature Reserve during the present cold snap with around 35 Yellowhammers and 60 or more Reed Buntings present, along with smaller numbers of Tree Sparrows and finches.These can be seen easily from … Continue reading

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The Tree Sparrows of Rawcliffe Meadows: still here after 70 years!

When the Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union (YNU) visited Clifton Ings in 1942, they noted breeding birds including Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat, Corn Bunting and Tree Sparrow. Sadly the first three of these have disappeared as local nesting species: it is sobering to … Continue reading

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The Birds are Flocking to Rawcliffe Meadows

The Rawcliffe Meadows Cornfield Reserve has been attracting increased numbers of farmland songbirds during the cold weather and provides great opportunities to see species such as Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting and Yellowhammer. These can be viewed easily along the Country … Continue reading

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Birds, birds, birds

With so few leaves and so many berries now is a great time to see and hear a great variety of birds around Rawcliffe Meadows. From the Copse to the Pond, from the Cornfield to Blue Beck Copse all these … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 7th December 2014

Ten of us gathered on the sunny side of the Cornfield Nature Reserve  on Sunday 7th to clear around the gorse that had been planted over the last two years to make it even more attractive to the Yellowhammers that … Continue reading

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The Birds are Gathering at Rawcliffe Meadows Cornfield

Despite the mild winter, numbers of birds are building-up in the Cornfield with a mixed flock of around 200 Tree Sparrows and Greenfinches. These are accompanied by at least 30 Reed Buntings and around 20 Yellowhammers with small numbers of Corn … Continue reading

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The Tree Sparrows of Rawcliffe Meadows

At this time of year, Rawcliffe Meadows is an excellent place to see Tree Sparrows, especially around the Cornfield, Copse and flood basin. This bird occurs all year round but numbers usually peak in late November and early December. We … Continue reading

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