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11:40am 23-09-2012
Adam Jones
South Gare (7:00-10:00): 3x Wigeon, 9xTeal, 2x Eider, 2x Common Scoter and 1x Red-breasted Merganser in the bay. 2x Tree Sparrow flew over the Cabin Rocks.
10:15am 23-09-2012
Calm conditions at Old Nab this morning continued the cetacean purple patch with another single Minke Whale feeding offshore.
I managed to locate the animal 4 times giving me 12 sightings in total.
Birds seen include 2 Sooty, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Bonxie and c400 duck (Common Scoter, Teal and Wigeon) all flying north.
7:24pm 22-09-2012
Jim Thompson
kingfisher on 2nd tidal pool flying towards creek ar1.30 and little stint
at saltholme west
7:16pm 22-09-2012
Richard Taylor
2 Juv Sabines Gull feeding off Hartlepool Headland this evening also 2 Poms, 5 Bonxies, s/pl B T Diver, Velvet Scoter and 17 PB Brent Geese.
7:10pm 22-09-2012
Mark Askew
Seawatch 6.45-9 am Old Nab, Staihes with Ian Boustead. 2 Sooty Shearwater (well out), 12 RT Diver, 7 Bonxie, 1 distant presumed Pom, 7 Manxie, 25 Pale bellied Brent N, c70 Teal, c150 Wigeon, c140 C scoter, 2 Pintail.
7:03pm 22-09-2012
Ian Forrest
RSPB Saltholme - am - Phil Stead Hide - Black-tailed Godwit x2, Dunlin, Snipe c.12, Water Rail, Marsh Harrier.

Saltholme Hide - Barnacle Geese c.40, Ruff x5, Golden Plover c.100, Pintail x5, Dunlin c.12, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine.

Greatham Creek - pm - Short-eared Owl x3, Barn Owl x1.
11:40am 22-09-2012
Damian Money
3+ Med Gulls on the beach at Saltburn this morning (at least 2 adults and a first-winter) 2 Arctic Skuas and a Manx Shearwater past and a sprinkling of common migrants along the cliff-top /Warsett Hill.
3:27pm 21-09-2012
Mark Rowbottom
Seawatching at Hartlepool Headland 07:00 - 14:00 (Totals from observers present)
13 Manx Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Fulmars, 17 Long-tailed Skua (juvs), 73 Bonxie's, 1 Pomarine Skua (adult with spoons), 24 Arctic Skua, Adult Sabine's Gull lingering, 20+ Little Gulls, 8 Puffins, 1 Black Guillemot north mid afternoon (2 observers), 22 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 92 Pink-feet (2 flocks), 3 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 5 Pintail and 1 Tufted Duck.
1:17pm 21-09-2012
Adam Jones
South Gare (8:30-11:45): c.60 Pink-footed Goose (over south east), 1x Wigeon and 19x Teal (beach), 2x Eider, 3x Common Scoter, 11x Red-throated Diver (10 flew past, one in bay), 46x Golden Plover (Breakwater Rocks), 2x Arctic Squa (flew south east), 3x Squa sp. (possible Pomarine, one light phase and two dark birds, flew south east at 9:50), 1x Sandwich Tern (Bran Sands), 3x Razorbill (Gare End) and 2x Wheatear (beach). Also a constant movement of Gannet and Kittiwake past the Gare End.
7:50am 21-09-2012
Ian Forrest
RSPB Saltholme - yesterday - pm - Phil Stead Hide - Marsh Harrier, Water Rail x4, Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit x1, Little Egret x2 ( 6 on fire station field), Snipe x.12, Sparrowhawk.

Main Pool - Common Sandpiper giving close views through visitor centre viewing window.

Wildlife Watchpoint - Marsh Harrier, Snipe x6, Water Rail x1.
10:13am 20-09-2012
brian clasper
Hi Mike
Possibly you may have seen a white tailed eagle,one was seen moving down the north east coast a couple of days ago probably from the FIfe release programme , see the RSPB website
9:05am 20-09-2012
mike sewell
Saw a huge raptour yesterday above Boulby cliffs, much bigger than a buzzard and stocky, driving so did not get a good look. All dark with short neck? any ideas or other siteings
10:32pm 19-09-2012
Ian Forrest
RSPB Saltholme - am - Phil Stead Hide - Black-tailed Godwit x1, Water Rail x2, Snipe c.10, Marsh Harrier female.

Lake Walk - Lesser Redpoll, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Wren in mixed flock.

Saltholme Hide - Barnacle Geese c.40, Ruff x3, Black-tailed Godwit x6, Golden Plover c.40, Pintail x7.

Main Pool - Common Sandpiper.
9:44pm 19-09-2012
Ted Parker/Don Page
Two Marsh Harriers (female and juvenile) were at Scaling Dam on and off for most of the morning and came very close to the hide on several occasions. A seawatch on an incoming tide at Skinningrove (13.50-15.45) was uneventful, except for 35 Common Scoters, 17 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 7 Red-throated Divers, 2 Arctic Skuas and a Sparrowhawk. Small birds included ca 140 Goldfinches, 2 Grey Wagtails and a Rock Pipit.
8:27pm 19-09-2012
Geoff Myers
Can I ask 'ST NORTHSKELTON' if anyone nest records and/or rings the Barn Owls. My phone numbers 01642 461850 and 07847427368.
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