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8:41am 25-06-2017
Richard H
South Gare 8.30pm yesterday
1 Little Tern, fishing. 3 Common Tern, fishing. 3 Gannet, fishing.
20+ Oystercatcher. 10+ Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin.
3:28pm 24-06-2017
Ian Robinson
30 Blackwits at Saltholme Hide
6:43pm 21-06-2017
Peter & Adrienne S
Saltholme RSPB
Torrential rain first thing meant that the Swfts, Swallows and Martins were flying low. This rain later gave way to a hot and humid day. Over 50 species of birds were seen during the day. Highlights included a Kingfisher at Haverton View point , Green and Wood Sandpipers at Paddy's on the wet grassland and 3 Black Tailed Godwits at Saltholme pools. Tern chicks are hatching on the island at Paddy's pool.
The ducks are continuing their moult , so testing everyone's identification skills. There were over 50 Shelducks on the wet grassland, over 40 Gadwall on Saltholme pools, Tufted Ducks and Pochard, with a small number of Teal, Wigeon, and Shoveler.
Other waders seen were Avocets (10+ on wet grassland) , Oyster Catchers, Little Ringed Plovers, Redshank, Curlew, Dunlin (4 in summer plumage from Saltholme Hide), and Lapwings.
A Water Rail with chicks was seen again at the Wildlife Watchpoint, along with 2 Water Voles. 8 Great Crested Grebes were seen on Saltholme pools and 3 adult sized GCG chicks on the Visitor Centre Lakes. 2 Barnacle Geese were seen as well as the Black Swan. The only raptor seen was a Kestrel.
Thanks to the hide guides, visitors and wardens for providing the information in this report
7:35pm 20-06-2017
Bert Mitchell
Saltholme RSPB
Many of the ducks are now moulting and the drab eclipse plumage will be here for the foreseeable months. Numbers are still low but Gadwall still number over 80 birds with Tufted Duck on 46 and Shelduck 45 although some of the birds are now hidden in the deep grass. Wigeon 5, Teal 5, Shoveler and Pochard 3 each completes the recordable duck counts. The Black Swan still remains on West Saltholme. 8 Little Egrets were counted but all the Grebes seen were adults. A Marsh Harrier was present from the Wildlife Watchpoint but on the views obtained the age and sex of the bird remained a mystery. The only other raptor present was Kestrel. Wader species seen were down with 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 46 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 22 Black Tailed Godwits and 3 Redshank. The Water Rail showed with young at the Wildlife Watchpoint where the Reed Warblers were also performing. Many thanks to the Hide Guides and visitors for providing the information contained in this report.
12:07am 20-06-2017
Maurice Local
A further thanks to Bert, John & Don for giving 53 people an excellent nights viewing of at least 3 nightjars, tawny owl, jay and 2 tree pipits. One has to appreciate the preparation that went into giving us this great nights viewing.
A big thanks from all who attended.
11:40pm 19-06-2017
Mike Tucker
At least two Nightjars seen tonight, thanks to Bert and the team for expert organisation.
8:48pm 19-06-2017
neil readman
two large raptors possibly Buzzards seen twice around Westworth wood
possibly with nest due to the noise they make unable to get close due to it being a private wood last sighting was tonight at 19-00 will be there tomorrow at same time with camera
6:13pm 18-06-2017
peter dodsworth
should have said thats the dishforth turning. see a lot of dead badgers 1st otter ive ever seen run over
5:27am 18-06-2017
Rex Earnshaw
4-30 at Seizergh Castle to see a pair of Hawfinch was a good start to fathers day
1:31am 18-06-2017
Chris Rymer
Highlights from Saltholme on Saturday. Red-necked Grebe on the Allotment Pool, many thanks to Barbara. Marsh Harrier over the Wildlife Watchpoint. Water Voles seen around there during the day. At Phil Stead hide one each of Black-tailed Godwit and Avocet. One Arctic Tern seen from Paddy's. At Saltholme Hide Little-ringed Plover, Curlew and Redshank.
11:58pm 17-06-2017
peter dodsworth
came up from Croydon today 2 buzzards and 1 kite .kites seem to be spreading north . Young otter dead onroad 5 miles south of junction 4 8
on m1
8:13pm 16-06-2017
Richard Green
Gannets plunging into the sea between Marske and Redcar (yesterday)
Blakey Moor: several Ring Ouzel, Over a dozen Golden Plover, Curlews, Lapwings, Meadow Pipits and numerous large light coloured shy Thrushes which I suspect are Mistle. Also Raptor gliding very high which I believe was a Peregrine due to the wing shape and size..
10:27am 16-06-2017
c spence
60+ Eider duck Newburn Bridge. area.
11:42pm 15-06-2017
Andrew Rackstraw
The Herring Gull that was attempting to nest on the shingle at the top of the beach (Headland Hartlepool) has abandoned the nest. Has anybody else witnessed Herring Gulls attempting to nest on the ground ? thanks Andrew
6:35pm 14-06-2017
Jerry Lee
Kestrel flying ower park end into the woods opposite overdale road also house martins & swallows in Eston 7am
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