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5:42pm 22-03-2017
peter dodsworth
nother first for me today wood pigeon nesting on steel beam like a collared dove
3:24pm 22-03-2017
Mike Sawdon.
Derick Pearson, Thanks for the Info about the mad Mile.
6:41pm 21-03-2017
Bert Mitchell
Saltholme RSPB 21/03/17
A cold windy but bright day but 10 species of duck were still present in smaller numbers. Both Paddy's Hide and the Wildlife Watchpoint were still being improved and therefore large areas of the reserve were not observed. Still over 50 Tufted duck were seen as were 3 Goldeneye, 2 Pintail, 12 Shoveler and a mobile flock of over 40 Teal. Wigeon numbers were still in 4 figures. 7 Barnacle geese still remain but are split into parties of 5 and 2. Also 7 Great Crested Grebes were seen as were 5 Little Grebes. The only summering waders present were 3 Avocet but in addition 24 Black Tailed Godwit, 140+ Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank and 9 Oystercatchers were also seen. A Sparrow Hawk and Kestrel were seen hunting for most of the day. Thanks to the Hide Guides and members of the public for the information contained in this report.
11:04am 21-03-2017
Keith Ryan
Swallow did a few circuits around Charltons Pond, Billingham before flying off, 10.25-10.30am.
10:52am 21-03-2017
Jerry Lee
4 lapwings
Jay
Usual tits & finishes 9am flats lane
3:05pm 20-03-2017
Tony Barnes
AM -Long Drag,Avocets x 6,Greenabella,Avocets x 11,Greenshank x 2.
Power Station field,a single Wheatear.
9:54pm 19-03-2017
Michael Fisher
Walking along the Black Path to the match today - Goosander on the beck alongside the path. Add it to Little Egret and Dabchick in recent weeks
8:06pm 19-03-2017
Paul
Firecrest singing at thirsk racecourse today.
5:38pm 19-03-2017
Chris Sharp
Rex. It is on the road to the Lifeboat station. On the left just before you reach the sea amongst some scrap. Can be elusive
1:49pm 19-03-2017
Rex Earnshaw
Can anyone advise where black restart is at Hartlepool please
9:49am 19-03-2017
Richard Green
Ings Primary Redcar, 3x Chiffchaff plus 2 even smaller Warblers, green striped wing flank which I couldn't identify
8:22am 19-03-2017
Ian Bisset
Hi,yesterday about 5.30 on our bird feeder was a rose ringed parakeet!(hillcrest avenue Fairfield)
7:51pm 18-03-2017
Lockhart
This afternoon's Saltholme highlights.

Chiffchaff reported singing near Phil Stead hide (more reported as being around the Haverton end of the reserve); otherwise relatively quiet but with a decent mix of waterfowl.

From the re-opened WWP, highlights included pochard, great crested grebe, little grebe, water rail, little egret, kestrel on the fence posts and a female sparrowhawk taking a great tit and eating it in full view of those in the hide.

Thirty-odd species observed while spending the last 45 minutes at Saltholme Hide. Obvious highlights included 2 barnalce geese, 2 red-breasted mergansers, at least 7 goldeneye (3 displaying males), a couple of pintail, little and great crested grebes, a few black-tailed godwits, and a pair of oystercatchers. Earlier visitors apparently saw a merlin from the path to the hide.

Thanks to all contributors for the additional sightings.
5:53pm 18-03-2017
Stephen Moore
I have just spotted what i think k is either a ibis. Or Egrit. In the Saltburn valley gardens. Wading in the water, picking small fish out. Have some photographs to show.
4:35pm 18-03-2017
Richard Green
Hazelgrove wood Saltburn Chiffchaff plus others calling.
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