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3:43pm 10-02-2012
Ian Forrest
Iceland Gull - Seaton Reach 8.30am. Colour ringed BH Gull present as well.

Hartlepool Fish Quay - Iceland Gull x3 - one 1st winter and two adults, also Little Gull 1st winter, Glaucous Gull 1st winter, LBB Gull, Kittiwake, Shag x2, RB Merganser x11, Cormorant 50+, RT Diver x1, Guillemot x1.

Seaton Common from Zinc Works Road - LBB Gull. Also Caspian Gull reported plus two different colour ringed Herring Gulls over last two days and a Yellow-legged Gull on the tip.

RSPB Saltholme - Marsh Harrier, Water Rail x2 at Wildife Watchpoint tho 3 seen by others plus a weasel. Fieldfare x1. Barnacle Geese c.50 flew over heading towards Cowpen Marsh.

Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - car park - Yellowhammer x5, Tree Sparrow c.30, Reed Bunting x6, Long-tailed Tit x3. Lots of Chaffinch and tits.
1:44pm 10-02-2012
Ted Parker/Don Page
Been out very little since New Year due to chest infection/pneumonia, so only a little belated news from 31st January: Peregrine south at sea at Parton Rocks and a first-winter Little Gull flew south.
10:31am 10-02-2012
Gary Sharples
4 Tundra Bean Geese and 1 Dark-bellied Brent at the southern end of Cowpen Marsh this morning at 9.30am. Latter flushed with Canada Geese and Barnacle Geese flock by someone working on the pipelines.
10:15am 10-02-2012
Mick Lynch
Rough legged buzzard over Eastfields farm Nunthorpe 07:30 today.
7:28pm 09-02-2012
Gerard mcclury
Woodpecker heard drumming at flatts lane country park
2:53pm 09-02-2012
Paul Brady
Just got back from Coatham Stob and after an hour found the great grey shrike :) also saw a green woodpecker, sparrowhawk, 2 kestrels and at the sewage works a grey wagtail amongst the pied wags plus a few reed buntings. On the non bird front there was a fox. Don't think it's good weather for owls though!!!
12:56pm 09-02-2012
Colin Dodsworth
Whooper Swan and Green Sand at Crookfoot but no sign of the Black-necked Grebe. 56 Barnacles, 4 Tundra Beans and a Dark-bellied Brent on Cowpen Marsh.
11:20am 09-02-2012
Paul Brady
Good afternoon at south gare yesterday: Iceland gull whirling around the mouth plus 2 purple sandpipers at end of gare. Razorbill and several shags offshore plus a black throated diver flyby. On the beach the flock of snow buntings was mobile c.60 plus 1 twite and 6 reed bunting. 2 pale-bellied Brent's flew over. At the break water roost half a dozen bar tails and curlews with about 50 each of oycs and knot. Black necked grebe was in the bay briefly too :) and as the tide pushed in at least 25 purple sands and a single grey plover turned up
11:10am 09-02-2012
malcolm hobbs
Also in the fish key yesteday a.m juv little gull, along with 2, 1st winter glaucous gulls and 2 iceland gulls
8:07am 09-02-2012
Mike Henry
Saw 3 bitterns at Saltholme yesterday , 2 at H Hole as one flew over the tanks and landed near the watchpoint hide( mid to late pm 8 Feb) Mike
11:48pm 08-02-2012
Mark Stokeld
Hartlepool Fish Quay (approx 1.30pm): At least two Iceland gulls beyond Hodgson's Fish warehouse. Two female goosander flew in to join a party of mergansers. One caught a flat fish and proceeded to squabble over it - loosing it to a juv herring gull. Iceland gull soaring along town wall. The glaucous put in an appearance. Great grey shrike and three SEO at Coatham Stob wood late on.
8:31pm 08-02-2012
male stonechat on crash barrier on Saltburn bank (s-bend in road) at 8.30am
6:36pm 08-02-2012
Graeme Joynt
At Crookfoot this lunchtime the Black-necked Grebe was showing well, an adult Whooper Swan flew in with the Greylag flock and a ringtail Hen Harrier flew across the field behind the reservoir (in Durham).
6:10pm 08-02-2012
Tim robinson
lots of golden plover,on seaton common, merlin putting them up ,then peregrine had a real good go,which came down of the power station,so fast ,hard to get lock on with my autofocus did manege a few picks will get them on asp .having problem down loading photos at the moment.
5:55pm 08-02-2012
Mike Leakey
Peregrine on Seal Sands this morning attacked and injured a female Tufted Duck. Also c1200 Dunlin at low tide; a big influx. Later on at the same site male and female Merlin, along with 18 Pintail.
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