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4:20pm 30-08-2016
Jonathan Farooqi
A Marsh Harrier flew west over the A689 near Wynyard at 12:15 today.

Saltholme Pools Hide 13:30... 3 Little Stint (2 flew off), 15+ Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff, 10 Little Egret, 2 Pintail & a juvenile Garganey on the causeway.

Fire Station Field 14:10... 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper flew off.

Dorman's Pool Hide 14:40... 6 juvenile Little Stints, 4 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers, 7 Ruff, 2 Black Swans.
7:38am 30-08-2016
100+ M Pips south over Spion Kop 07:30
9:51am 29-08-2016
David Smith
11+ Mistle Thrush on my neighbours roof in Saltburn 8:15am today. The most I've seen in a residential environment .
9:41am 29-08-2016
Adam Jones
RSPB Saltholme (This morning): 1x Black-necked Grebe and 14x Little Grebe (Main Lake). 1x Curlew Sandpiper, 2x Little Stint, 42x Black-tailed Godwit and 10x Common Snipe (Saltholme Pools Hide).
7:04pm 28-08-2016
F Wright et al
A Red Underwing moth was on the window of the cafeteria this lunch time.
Thanks to all guides and contributors.
6:59pm 28-08-2016
F Wright et al
Saltholme today.
Dormans. Little Stint x4, Snipex4, Green Sand, Greenshank, Dunlin, Ringed Plover singles all showing well from the hide along with 10 juv Pied Wagtail.
GBB, LBB, Blk Headed, Herring and Common Gulls. Little Egret x14 and a pair of Black Swans. A small flock of Linnet appeared at the top car park.
Phil Stead. Dunlin x2, Blackwit,Teal, Gadwall, Peewit, Dabchick, Snipe x3,Greenshank and Ruff.
VC. The Blk Necked Grebe was showing well and was joined by a juv Black Tern which commenced to perform well for a good while. Fly by's of both Peregrine and Sparrowhawk were bright spots.
WWP. A juv Marsh Harrier was quartering when a passing peregrine gave it a quick " Gotcha" and then disappeared over towards Haverton.
Saltholme. 5 Ruff were reported along with 3 LRPlover. Curlew numbers are increasing daily and over 60 Blkwit were present. A single Shelduck but no ruddy sign of the Ruddy Shelduck. Barnacle Geese were 70+ and a couple of Turnstone turned up.
Paddy's. Rather quiet with a few GCG candy stripers, Dabchick ( which were actually on just about every pool) Grey Heron and an unusual pied Crow with all white flight feathers.
Not a bad days birding on the reserve. Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, in fact better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick.
4:22pm 28-08-2016
Christine Corbett
Jay poised on wall edging the A66 as you cross Ormesby Beck (travelling towards Redcar), close to North Ormesby, saw it fly off towards the river in my windscreen mirror.
7:56am 27-08-2016
Mark Fishpool
Osprey at Lockwood Beck from 7.10 till 7.20. Two unsuccessful attempts at fishing.
7:33pm 26-08-2016
Dan McKie
RSPB Saltholme today:
Wigeon x32, Gadwall x15, Teal x61, Pintail x3, Garganey x4, Shoveler x16, Pochard x2, Tufted Duck & Little Egret x21 each, Little Grebe x3 & Great Crested Grebe x5.
2 Kestrel, 2 Ringed Plover, 74 Lapwing, 20 Dunlin, 9 Ruff, 7 Common Snipe, 59 Black-tailed Godwit, 68 Curlew, 2 Greenshank & 3 Linnet.
Singles: Black-necked Grebe, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Marsh Harrier, Merlin, Golden Plover, Wheatear & Black Swan.
Thanks to all contributors.
4:43pm 26-08-2016
Tim robinson
i was at lockwood very early this morning, first one there, osprey was all ready fishing, witnessed it catch four fish all of them roach which will please the balif each time it caught a fish it flew over the moor south side ,unringed juvenile.
9:24am 26-08-2016
Blackcap bridge bottom pony world and willow tit Crimdon Dene burnt gorse in dip near golf course
6:01pm 25-08-2016
Peter garbutt
Lockwood beck-osprey showing well now
9:22pm 24-08-2016
Adrienne and Pete S
Saltholme highlights on Wednesday:
In beautiful, warm sunshine, 43 species were seen at the Saltholme hide. The waders were still the stars of the show. There were 3 ringed plover, 13 dunlin, 1 ruff, 6 black tailed godwit and 3 greenshank at Phil Stead, while Saltholme had 4 little ringed plovers, 1 ringed plover, 20 dunlin, 5 ruff, 2 snipe, 56+ black tailed godwit and 60 curlew. The WLWP had 1 green sandpiper, 1 common sandpiper and 3 snipe.
There were growing numbers of wigeon, teal, barnacle geese (53+) and lapwing around the reserve, plus 1 garganey at Phil Stead and 1 garganey and 1 pintail at Saltholme. Marsh harrier, sparrowhawk and kestrel were all seen from Phil Stead.
Little grebe, great crested grebe and little egret were frequently seen and the fence posts near the sheep shed provided whinchat and wheatear, with 4 willow warblers near the workshop. Thanks to all the observers.
7:16pm 24-08-2016
Dorman's at lunch:

About a dozen lapwing, 2 greenshank (flew in from direction of saltholme), 3+ LRP, 3 ruff, at least 8 little egrets. No sign of yesterday's little gull.

Loads of darters, of both species, on path to hide, plus common blue and meadow brown.

At home after work today, at least 4 painted lady butterflies on or around buddleia in front garden. A first for this house.
4:27pm 24-08-2016
Derick Pearson
Osprey at Lockwood Beck. Took a fish 10 am then reappeared 11am. Circled round above the res for over 10 minutes then climbed higher and eventually flew North. Tracked it until no longer visible in binoculars well past Margove ponds and heading Teesmouth direction. No further sightings up to 12.30 at least. This bird did not appear to have a ring on. Someone flying a LARGE drone from the high side of Lockwood moor may well have kept it away as on 3 occassions 100s of geese lifted off as drone came over the reservior. 2 Buzzards visible for about 15 minutes over Swindles lane pastures.
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