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10:03pm 21-10-2011
Ian Forrest
Dormans Pool - Pallid Harrier. Kestrel. Whooper Swan on the pond occasionally flying round. Around a dozen Pintail on the water with lots of Teal, Shoveler and Wigeon. Redwing and Siskins passing over along with a Grey Wagtail. Lots of Reed Bunting flitting about in the reeds. Linnets and Long-tailed Tits were by the top car park. Lots of Water Rail heard though none seen.

RSPB Saltholme - Phil Stead Hide - Dunlin x9, Redshank x1, Black-tailed Godwit x2. Kestrel x1.
8:20pm 21-10-2011
colin king
Saltholme Wildlife Watchpoint: just before 4 pm the Whooper Swan flew E to W followed a minute later by the Pallid Harrier plus an attendant Crow. 2 minutes later the Harrier and Crow re-appeared flying W to E in general direction of Seal Sands road roundabout.
4:29pm 21-10-2011
Thomas Hendry
Thanks Jamie, just the information I needed.
4:25pm 21-10-2011
Jamie Duffie
There is a road (Huntsman Drive) that runs along one side of the pool andthe Harrier can be seen from there. There were plenty of people watching from there this lunchtime
4:10pm 21-10-2011
Thomas Hendry
Apologies firstly, as this post doesn't directly concern a sighting! but I would like to enquire about the Dorman's pool site. I am not yet a club member, so I was wondering if there are any suitable local vantage points from which the Pallid Harrier might be spotted (if still present tomorow morning) Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Having missed several opportunities to find a Pallid in Malta, a local bird is too exciting to pass up! Cheers, Thomas
4:06pm 21-10-2011
Ted Parker/Don Page
At Boulby at 09.50: the 2 Richard's Pipits were still present in the north east corner of the first large pasture down from the radio mast. One is in fresh plumage, with much buffer underparts, paler brown, more strongly streaked upperparts and sparse streaking confined to the upper breast and breast sides (presumed first-winter). The second bird is much darker above, far less buff coloured and more heavilyy streaked below (adult or first-winter variant?). The viewing conditions were very difficult, with a very strong WSW wind. Small numbers of Chaffinches were passing northwards along the cliffs (approx. 60-100 per hour) and ca 15 Skylarks were present in the pasture.

As previous reports mention, the Pallid Harrier continued to perform well over Dormans Pool, giving frequent close range views from the upper car park well into the afternoon. It now seems to be beating a regular hunting circuit, taking in the eastern side of Back Saltholme and the eastern and western sides of Dormans Pool. Also present: an adult Whooper Swan, 200 Teal and ca 16 Pintails.
3:11pm 21-10-2011
G Tuthill
1.24pm Pallid Harrier Dormans gave excellent views at the top car park, as it flew from the north low over the reeds.
2:33pm 21-10-2011
Adam J
hi, Out on site today @ Castleworks B'ham. Peregrine spotted high up above Portrack Roundabout. Circling for approx 1hr 11:30 - 12:30
12:31pm 21-10-2011
Malcolm Hobbs
Great fly past at the south end of Dormans by the Pallid Harrier just after I arrived at c. 9.15 this morning, grappling with 2 crows as it circled in a wide loop behind us on the access road. Cheers Ian.
8:52am 21-10-2011
Gordon Milward
A big thamks to Ian for not only the finding of the Pallid Harrier but the speed in which he had it confirmed. due to this promptness there must of been about 60 people enjoyed the sight of this magnificent bird. It goes without saying that Ian's daily recording of Saltholme and the surrounding area plus is quality photo's are appreciated by many people.

I CONCUR - AND I LIVE 45 MILES AWAY!!!!
8:38am 21-10-2011
Pager Reports
Pallid Harrier left roost at Dorman's Pool at 7:57am
8:23am 21-10-2011
Maurice Local
A big thamks to Ian for not only the finding of the Pallid Harrier but the speed in which he had it confirmed. due to this promptness there must of been about 60 people enjoyed the sight of this magnificent bird. It goes without saying that Ian's daily recording of Saltholme and the surrounding area plus is quality photo's are appreciated by many people.
9:06pm 20-10-2011
Dennis Bainbridge
Saltholme Pools :- Back Saltholme am/pm Barnacle Goose x 30+, Pintail x 7,
West Saltholme am/pm Shoveler x 50+, Stonechat x 2 (Pair), Grey Wagtail x 1(First Winter), Black-tailed Godwit x 2
8:57pm 20-10-2011
Ian Forrest
A few other less noteworthy sightings from today -

Bowesfield Marsh - 8.30 am - Goldeneye female. Redwing c.40 heading west.

RSPB Saltholme - pm - Phil Stead Hide - Dunlin x4, Black-tailed Godwit x2, Redshank x1, Kestrel. Good though distant views of a water Rail on the rear edge of the pond wandering around in the open for quite a while.

A Ruff was still on the fire station field with Curlew c.40, Wigeon & Teal.
7:47pm 20-10-2011
Chris Sharp
The 2 Richard's Pipits were still at Boulby till at least 3.15. p.m. when I had to make a quick diversion to Dormans
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