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1:21pm 12-08-2011
Richard Green
Coatham Marsh 09.30-11.30 Carrion Crows,Magpies,Wood Pigeon,Coots, Moorhens,Mallards x3 Blue Tits, Goldfinches, Sedge Warbler x1 Reed Bunting, x2 Wren x2, Cormorant x6 Heron x1 Mute Swan x1, Tufted Duck x10 Pochard x2 Little Grebe x2, LBB Gul x1 Merlin (F) x1. What looked like Great Skua overhead and flock of unidentified Geese travelling North. Curlew Heard but not seen and frequent signs of that common insect the "LITTER BUG" which going by the debris left behind may have been under the influence. Some of this removed from site and disposed of.
10:15am 12-08-2011
Ian Kendall
Icterine Warbler Hummersea at 08:55 in large garden on right, of first set of cottages. Also 3+ Lesser Whitethroats, 10+ Whitethroats, 3 Chiffchaffs 2 Willow Warblers and a few Blackcaps in area.
8:16pm 11-08-2011
Dennis Bainbridge
Saltholme :- Phil Stead hide Spotted Flycatcher x 1, Willow Warbler x 3, Chiffchaff x 1,
Back Saltholme :- Speckled Teal x 1 Showing well right outside Hide
7:55pm 11-08-2011
Ian Forrest
RSPB Saltholme - am - west pond from the layby - Ruff x5, Teal, Wigeon.

Phil Stead Hide - lots of birds in the bushes by the hide this morning - Spotted Flycatcher x3, Blackcap female, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit and lots of Goldfinch plus a few Greenfinch. Little Egret, Snipe, Water Rail, Shoveler, Teal and Wigeon on the pool.

Crookfoot Reservoir - no sign of the Osprey when I called at lunchtime though the Cape Shelduck was still present.
3:32pm 11-08-2011
A McLee
Kingfisher. Last night by the weir on R Leven at Leven Bridge. Nice to know they are still there after last winter.
8:55pm 10-08-2011
Chris Sharp
Garganey on West Saltholme at 4.30.p.m.
6:39pm 10-08-2011
Colin Dodsworth
Osprey still in the usual tree up the channel at Crookfoot eating a fish at 6pm. Also present: female Peregrine, 3 Common Sandpipers and an escaped female Cape Shelduck hanging around with 15 Mute Swans.
4:57pm 10-08-2011
Ian Forrest
Crookfoot Reservoir - Osprey in it's usual tree in the 'arm' eating a rather large fish. Calling regularly as it ate.

RSPB Saltholme - Spotted Flycatcher x2 beside Phil Stead Hide - adult & juvenile plus Whitethroat family of 5-6, Wren x1, Blue Tit x2, Great Tit, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch flock.20, Greenfinch x2.

Dorman's Pool - Whinchat juv. (thanks Keith), Peregrine x2 - one flying over from Saltholme and one on the mud in front of the hide - viewed from top car park.
4:01pm 10-08-2011
Keith Ryan
Juv. Whinchat at the top car park, Domans Pool, also Peregrine flying over.
7:37pm 09-08-2011
Ian Forrest
RSPB Saltholme - am - west pond - Peregrine juv., Ruff x2, Little Gull, Dunlin c.12, Little Stint.

Back Saltholme - Golden Plover x2 asleep on mud opposite hide.

Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - pm - Brown Hawker x3 in front of hide plus a Banded Demoiselle. Several Common Hawker and Migrant Hawker over scrapes by the hide. Adult Kingfisher reported flying along Claxton Beck. Sedge Warbler x1 in car park bushes. Beware of the young Crow in the car park that likes to perch on cars and visitors looking for food! Terrapin still on pond beside car park.
6:05pm 09-08-2011
alan flattley
I'm sure it was a Whimbrel this morning - on the river exposed rocks opposite Reach Warfe just along from the Newport Bridge. 8.30 ish.
5:48pm 09-08-2011
Janet Fife
Have just seen a Lesser Whitethroat in my garden in Marske.
9 Aug 5.46 pm
4:21pm 09-08-2011
peter garbutt
saltholme rspb-little stint and speckled teal both present at 15:45.holly blue butterfly seen flying over back garden in billingham at 16:15.
9:33am 09-08-2011
Tony Marron
SABIC North Tees- 2 adult & 2 Juvenile Peregrine observed attacking a flock of pigeons, but all missed their targets! Some machines they are! Am moving back to Wilton for 3 months shortly, so hopefully will be able to give an update on the Ole 6 birds & whether they successfully bred this year!
7:41pm 08-08-2011
Ian Forrest
Tidal Pool - 12.15 - Ruff x4, Black-tailed Godwit x2, Shelduck x44.
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