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11:26am 08-12-2016
Dennis Bainbridge
Saltholme Hide :- Black Swan x1, Dunlin x 20, Golden Plover x. 500, Snipe x3, Barnacle Geese x 10, Red Brasted Merganser x 7 two male five female, Shoveler x 10, Shelduck x 4, Pintail x 7, Little Egret x 2
7:05pm 07-12-2016
Rex Earnshaw
Back from day at Blacktoft Sands , quiet until dusk when the starling show was stunning , we also had an incredible 9x marsh harrier merlin sparrowhawk kestrel and Hen Harrier hunting over the reeds . Barn owl and buzzard seen earlier in the day
5:10pm 05-12-2016
Richard Green
3 Bullfinch, 2M and 1F Ings Primary school Redcar.
4:21pm 04-12-2016
Rex Earnshaw
Tawny owl at Hutton Village , heard on wed and finally seen tonight
1:21pm 04-12-2016
Rex Earnshaw
Brambling at Hardwick , thanks Eric 198
8:15pm 02-12-2016
Emma Wood
02/12/2016 - Ropner Park, Hartburn area, Stockton on Tees

1 Male Gooseander on lake, along with many Mallards, Mute Swan, Tufted Ducks, 1 Greylag Goose, Little Grebe, 3 Cormorants on island, many Canada Geese, no Heron spotted although I did see it a few weeks ago, couple of Gadwall seen - mixture of male and female.

Also seen - Redwing, Fieldfare, flock of Long Tailed Tits, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Wren and 1 beautiful little Goldcrest.
1:54pm 02-12-2016
Rex Earnshaw
Any chance of picking up bird report at meeting tomorrow?
9:09am 01-12-2016
Chris Corbett
Barn owl spotted near the railway line this morning from 7.10am train from Saltburn, near the Lackenby works.
6:12pm 30-11-2016
Adrienne and Pete S
Saltholme highlights on Wednesday: a beautiful sunny day.
33 species were seen from the Saltholme hide including vast numbers of wigeon, plenty of lapwing and golden plover, teal, barnacle geese, curlew, 5 pintail, 5 redbreasted merganser, 4 little egret, 4 gadwall, 8 shoveler, 1 black tailed godwit, 1 redshank, 3 linnet, and 1 pied wagtail.
Several tufted duck and 1 drake goldeneye were on the VC lake, while 1 shelduck, 3 pochard, 1 grey heron, 3 stonechat and 2 reed bunting were seen at Paddy's. At WLWP, 1 sparrowhawk, 1 female kestrel and 1 water rail were seen, together with some very cautious greenfinch, goldfinch, blue tits. The drake teal there were displaying. From Haverton came reports of a bittern (also seen at allotment pool and WLWP), long tailed tits and, unusually, a coal tit.
The kingfisher visited Phil Stead and WLWP and a snipe was seen at Phil Stead. The long eared owl was showing well in its usual spot,
Thanks to Maurice, Dave and visitors for keen eyed sightings.
9:44am 30-11-2016
David Pryse
Marton West Beck 30/11/16: Little Egret present along beck since 18/11/16. 6 Lesser Redpolls. 12 overflying Fieldfares.
8:33pm 29-11-2016
Derick Pearson
Eastern Black Redstart still at Skinningrove although it spent most of the day at the South side of the Jetty and not the North side as usual. It took advantage of the morning sun hitting that side of the jetty and the flies that followed. I directed 4 other birders from around the UK over the course of the early part of the day who all obtained superb close up photos. I called again just before dusk and it was still present. Additional photos on the Forum. Red Throated Divers in the bay after lunch for the second day running.
6:06pm 29-11-2016
Lunchtime visit to Charlton's Pond. No goosanders, solitary GC grebe, about 10 shoveler (mostly male), lots of tufties (checked for scaup but couldn't see any), a couple of cormorants. In the trees, GS woodpecker, sparrowhawk.

Also, there was an obvious "scarecrow" on the island in the nearest pond which was rather disturbing to see in a local nature reserve (will post photos to forum). Does anyone know who manages CP?
8:53pm 28-11-2016
Chris Rymer
Saltholme highlights for Monday - very impressive Starling murmaration at the end of the day. Previously at Haverton a Bittern flew in pleasing one lucky visitor. The Long-eared Owl was in its usual position. Not a bad day for birds of prey. Peregrine seen around the reserve, a Merlin from Paddy's Hide, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk at the Watchpoint looking at the Starlings display and the Hybrid escapee. The Lapwings were flying about most of the day as a result. Many gulls around today both at Saltholme Hide and Dorman's. No sign of the Green-winged Teal today.
9:08am 28-11-2016
Sophie H
Waxwings sat in the trees on my way to work this morning at Riverside Industrial Park. Approximately 40 spanning 3/4 trees.
10:42pm 26-11-2016
Philip Taylor
Maltby 0845 today.
Female Merlin sat on the only piece of wooden fencing on Roger Lane.
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