Starling murmurations and a film for Visit England…

February 3, 2014

What an earth do “Starling murmurations and a film for Visit England….” have in common…?  I hear you ask…  well follow this, if you can…:) While checking out on Facebook what the relatives in Australia have been up to  (believe me… you really don’t want to know…!) I found a link to a film by […]

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Red-necked Phalarope

January 16, 2014

What a great day to be walking on the foreshore,  blue skies and sunshine.  Spotted a peregrine and a red-necked phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, just south of Staithes harbour.  It looked like the phalarope was walking in one of the tidal pools but it was in fact swimming.  Phalaropes have lobed toes, which sets it apart […]

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North York Moors & Howardian Hills

November 7, 2013

Four films – many stories. See the North York Moors area through the eyes of the people who really know it! The first film features the Heritage Coast and Real Staithes…. The second film features the ‘Hidden Valleys. ’The third film featuring the Forest and Woods of the area. The fourth & last film, features  […]

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Forest and Woods of the North York Moors National Park

October 24, 2013

Four films – many stories. See the North York Moors area through the eyes of the people who really know it! The first film features the Heritage Coast and Real Staithes…. The second film features the ‘Hidden Valleys. ’The third film featuring the Forest and Woods of the area. The fourth features  the North York […]

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North York Moors National Parks Hidden Valleys

October 11, 2013

  Four films – many stories. See the North York Moors area through the eyes of the people who really know it! The first film features the Heritage Coast and Real Staithes…. The second film features the ‘Hidden Valleys’. ’The third film featuring the Forest and Woods of the area. The fourth features  the North […]

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Stormy day on the North Yorkshire Coast…

October 10, 2013

                Staithes harbour just after high tide, about 8.15am.                       Looking towards Whitby from Sandsend, about 8.45am.       Whitby Abbey, rainy, very windy, rough sea but sunshine too… don’t you just love Yorkshire Weather….? This images […]

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North Yorkshire & Cleveland Heritage Coast Film

September 26, 2013

Four films – many stories. See the North York Moors area through the eyes of the people who really know it! The first film features the Heritage Coast and Real Staithes…. The second film features the ‘Hidden Valleys. ’The third film featuring the Forest and Woods of the area. The fourth features  the North York […]

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BBC CountryFile

August 24, 2013

  The village of Staithes has seen film crews all over the place this week, this time it was for the BBC programme Countryfile. The picture shows Sean talking to Ellie Harrison, you can see more on Sunday 8th September, on BBC 1 at 19.00. Read what the BBC Official Countryfile Magazine has to say […]

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Arctic Skua

July 12, 2013

Sean spotted the first Arctic Skua, stercorarius parasiticus, off Staithes this year on 11th July.  It was mobbing the herring gulls for their food, it’s a common habit of Skuas to chase and harasses gulls, terns and guillemots until they drop their prey which the skua quickly picks up and swallows. The Arctic Skua is […]

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Common Tern

July 4, 2013

Common Tern, sterna hirundo, these wonderful delicate birds have long tails, which has resulted in them been nicknamed ‘sea swallows’. You can see Common Terns throughout most of the UK from April until late August – September.  They come to the UK to breed in colonies, which like most bird colonies are very noisy places, […]

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