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5:46pm 27-09-2016
fqm
Several dozen swallows and martins zipping up and down the pedestrian area of High Street, Redcar this morning. Most flying very low ( head height to rooftop height).
4:46pm 27-09-2016
Derick Pearson
200+ House Martin at Cattersty sands this morning 9 am.
6:36pm 26-09-2016
Col
Possible kingfisher in Ward Jackson pond / lunchtime - on pond flying from island to shrub - standing looking at cricket club id say three o clock if using a clock as a compass - it was low on the water and vivid blue - corner of the eye so appreciatw could be a nuthatch or a tit but was v low and vivid
6:08pm 24-09-2016
Lockhart
Today's extra-breezy Saltholme highlights:

I spent most of my time at Saltholme Hide today. Only data I have from others was 4 garganey at the Phil Stead hide, and a couple of pink-footed geese hanging out with the barnacles. Elsewhere, the black-necked grebe was on the main lake, along with a healthy number of dabchicks, and three red-crested pochard (adults in eclipse plumage) were showing well on Saltholme East.

Three dozen species from Saltholme Hide but the pectoral sandpiper had vanished by the time I got there (apparently visible from the road, again). Other highlights from the afternoon included marsh harrier, a couple of ruff, at least 4 pintail, 5+ snipe, 30+ dunlin, 11 black-tailed godwit, a solitary avocet for all of 20 minutes, and half a dozen little egrets. I couldn't see the ruddy shelduck, not sure if anyone else found it. Oh, and a stonechat by the path to the hide.
11:18am 24-09-2016
Adam Jones
RSPB Saltholme: 1x Pectoral Sandpiper and 1x Bar-tailed Godwit (Saltholme Pools Hide), 3x Garganey, 7x Ruff, 18x Black-tailed Godwit and 3x Dunlin (Phil Stead Hide) this morning.
9:09pm 23-09-2016
Dan McKie
Pectoral Sandpiper (Back Salt) & Black-necked Grebe (North end of VC lake) also at Saltholme today.
8:17pm 23-09-2016
Dan McKie
RSPB Saltholme today:
Barnacle Goose x32, Wigeon x11, Gadwall x15, Garganey x4, Shoveler x20, Tufted Duck x28, Little Egret x5, Little Grebe x11, Great Crested Grebe x4, Peregrine Falcon x2, Kestrel x2, Lapwing x94, Dunlin x10, Ruff x4, Common Snipe x23, Black-tailed Godwit x38, Curlew x20, Greenshank x2, Redshank x5, Stonechat & Reed Bunting 3 each.
Singles: Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Merlin, Water Rail, Wheatear, Whitethroat, Ruddy Shelduck & Black Swan.
Many thanks to all contributors.
5:00pm 22-09-2016
RG
Peddling through wilton lane on Eston hills and just at the corner before the farm a large buzzard took off across the field....superb views
11:25am 22-09-2016
David Pryse
21/9/2016 Billingham Beck: Kingfisher, Little Egret.
21/9/2016 Portrack Marsh: Snipe.
8:51pm 21-09-2016
Leonfr
Osprey at Lockwood beck approx 15.30 this afternoon .
6:07pm 21-09-2016
Peter garbutt
Putting green and near the borough hall,Hartlepool-yellow browed warbler heard and seen,willow warblers,redwing and 10 sandwich flew over
5:48pm 21-09-2016
Adrienne and Pete S
Wednesday Saltholme highlights on a pleasant autumn day:
The Phil Stead area was crammed with birds: 64 lapwing, 46 teal, 30 dunlin, 20 wigeon, 2 gadwall, 6 ruff (1 with a swollen right foot), at least 2 snipe, 2 shoveler, 2 little grebe, 2 marsh harrier, 1 merlin, 1 garganey, 1 black tailed godwit, 1 little egret and 1 curlew sandpiper with a swollen right knee.
Visitors reported 6 little egrets, 2 marsh harrier, 1 ruff, 15 snipe, 300+ greylag and 3 black swans in the Dorman's area.
The black necked grebe was on the visitor centre lake, a kingfisher sat on the rope by the sand martin bank and a kestrel hovered over the VC lake eating a dragonfly.
Around 39 species were seen from the Saltholme hide including pintail and shelduck. Wintering duck and goose numbers were increasing across the whole reserve. Many thanks for other birders' sightings.
12:43pm 21-09-2016
Adam Jones
RSPB Saltholme: 3x Curlew Sandpiper and 1x Ruddy Shelduck from the Saltholme Pools Hide this morning.
11:52pm 19-09-2016
Col
34 jackdaw in one noisy group over the garden today, hart lane area, hartlepool
4:05pm 19-09-2016
Ian Hunter
c.110 Pink Feet south over Coulby Newham, c.10.30
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