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7:09pm 22-01-2018
Mike Dent
Barn owl flew across Saltburn Lane near Rushpool Hall this morning, around 8am.
4:35pm 22-01-2018
P Davenport
A White Fronted Goose was paddling up Billingham Beck towards Newport Bridge, a cracking new addition to my Portrack walk list!
10:34pm 20-01-2018
Ian Forrest
Tilery wood -am- Goshawk soaring above our heads. Moved off north west in the direction of the shooting which seems to be becoming more prevalent each time I visit.
Other birds of note seen included Marsh Tit x2, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Goldcrest 4+, Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch.
12:07pm 20-01-2018
Grey wagtail feeding in back garden as I type this, NW Billingham.
1:39pm 19-01-2018
Lynda Parkes
Treecreeper - a first for us in our garden. In the middle of Wilton Bank Estate, Saltburn
10:39am 19-01-2018
David Smith
First Waxwing of the season in my Saltburn back garden, no berries left for him so he had a quick drink then flew off.
10:26am 19-01-2018
Dennis Bainbridge
"OMISSIONS" from Saltholme Reserve 18th January 2018
Also present at Saltholme Hide were Marsh Harrier, Barnacle Geese x 50+ and Redwing x 4 in among the Fieldfare, Reed Bunting x 4. Paddy's Hide Wigeon x 100+, Pochard x 2 and Stonechat, also present skulking in the ditches female Fox Watch point provided visitors' really excellent view's of the Water Rail out on the frozen pond
10:03am 19-01-2018
Dennis Bainbridge
Saltholme Reserve (Thursday !8th January 2018)
Moderate Snow fall with Breeze affected three of the ponds species numbers through ice covering. However visitors who ventured up to Clarence scrub for views of the Long Eared Owl were not disappointed for there were two providing good views, also showing was a Male Bullfinch picking at late berries on the brambles. Along the Kestrel trail there were Stonechat x 2 and Meadow Pipit x 10 in the grass tussocks
Saltholme Pools provided the greater variety of species, again visitors were able to observe three large flocks of Fieldfare x 300+ on the wet grassland also present were the usual Wigeon x 1000+, Golden Plover x 200+, Curlew x 100+, Teal x 50+, Black-tailed Godwit x 3, Pintail x 18, Goldeneye x 2, Gadwall numbers were down as only 4 were seen all day. There was one Solitary snipe viewed from in front of the hide along with Shelduck x 3, Redshank x1, Dunlin x 6.
After locking the hide and walking along the Dragonfly path a further two Large flocks of Fieldfare were observed flying from the area of Paddy's pool.
I must thank the few visitors who braved the icing conditions an d my colleague Neil Hutton for providing their sightings.
1:12pm 18-01-2018
Mark Fishpool
Female Blackcap in our Skelton garden this afternoon.
10:31pm 17-01-2018
Richard Green
Ings Redcar a few Bullfinch in tops of trees and on grass. Green Lane: Whooper Swan, Lapwing & several Fieldfare.
6:16pm 17-01-2018
Peter Simcock
Wednesday 17th January
A bright day, but with a bitingly cold wind, meant that most birds were seeking shelter. Even so over 50 different species were seen on the reserve.
The LE owl was showing well from the new viewing platform. Bullfinches were seen in the Clarence Scrub. A kingfisher was seen over the Allotment Pools and stonechats were seen on the fences on the way there from the centre. A flock of 100+ winter thrushes was seen in the Hawthorn Bushes on the Wilderness walk, flushed by a Sparrowhawk. A kestrel was the only other raptor seen on the main reserve.
As usual there were plenty of wintering ducks: 2000+ wigeon on the Saltholme grasslands, small numbers of teal (but no sign of the Green Winged Teal), shelduck, Gadwall, Pintail, Shoveler, Pochard, and Tufted Duck.
There were large numbers of Canada Geese on the fields seen from the Haverton Watchpoint. A small number of Greylags and 20+Barnacle were seen on Cowpen Marsh.
Large numbers of Golden Plovers (1000+) and Lapwings (1000+) were on the grasslands in front of Paddy's Pool Hide and Saltholme Hide. There was a large flock of Curlew (100+) feeding on the grass. Other waders seen were, Redshank(1) , Snipe(2) , Black Tailed Godwit(6), and Dunlin (18).
Other highlights were the Water Pipit which visited the mud in front of Phil Stead hide, and Meadow Pipits (4) seen near the Jubilee mound.

On the mammal front a fox was seen near Haverton Pool, and a Hare was seen from Saltholme Hide.
Our thanks to our visitors , who reported their sightings.
Peter Simcock, Adrienne Simcock and Maurice Local
11:00am 17-01-2018
Rex Earnshaw
3 Hawfinch in church yard Bishop Midleham 10.45
7:33pm 16-01-2018
P Birch
Little Egret has been in Skelton Beck at Saltburn for the last few days, just upstream from the car park. I wonder if it is the same one that was reported last week 5 miles upstream in Guisborough.
Also several pairs of Fulmars on Huntcliff and Cattersty Cliff, Skinningrove.
7:07pm 16-01-2018
A McLee
Marsh Harrier ( juv ) Dormans pool and male Stonechat in Lower car park
6:07pm 16-01-2018
fred wright.
Just spent a cold afternoon reading the latest Cleveland Bird Report. Once again TOP QUALITY. Well done all involved.
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