What to see in November

Go wildlife watching in NovemberWader flocks at Spurn © Tim Ward

Winter brings with it the wildlife spectacle of mega-flocks, as our wetlands and estuaries are filled with overwintering waterfowl and waders

The Humber Estuary attracts tens of thousands of overwintering wading birds, such as knot, curlew and golden plover, which makes for an impressive sight, especially at high tide as the birds move closer to the land to feed. YWT Spurn is the obvious destination to enjoy this spectacle, with a visit to nearby YWT Kilnsea Wetlands high recommended. On route to YWT Spurn from Hull, it’s worth stopping off at YWT Paull Holme Strays – visit whilst the tide is coming in for more impressive views of wader flocks.

Inland, our wetland reserves are filled with vast flocks of ducks, including teal, wigeon and shoveler. Try YWT North Cave Wetlands, Tophill Low or RSPB Blacktoft Sands.

Yorkshire Coast Nature

Yorkshire Coast Nature is an independent Yorkshire based wildlife tourism company offering a variety of activity tours, events and workshops for all levels of interest from beginner to advanced. Visit www.yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk to view all tours, events and workshops.