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7:21am 25-04-2012
Ian Forrest
Reading Ted/Dom's post reminded me that Dormans Pool - yesterday pm - Lesser Whitethroat singing by the level crossing plus Grasshopper Warbler & Blackcap still.
7:45pm 24-04-2012
Ted Parker/Don Page
At Skinningrove this morning: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing from blackthorn above the car park), 1 Stonechat, 21 Common Scoters and a male White Wagtail. At Hummersea: 8 Ring Ouzels (including 6 smart males), Little Owl, 9 Wheatears, 2 Tree Sparrows and a coasting Sparrowhawk. At Crag Bank, near Sleddale (afternoon): a stunning male Redstart, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit and several displaying Siskins.
6:48pm 24-04-2012
John Simpson
Male Hobby at Headland, rested on fence halfway down breakwater before flying off toward Hartlepool- about lunchtime
1:45pm 24-04-2012
Ian Forrest
RSPB Saltholme - am - Grasshopper Warbler at Haverton Viewpoint. Glossy Ibis reported there later seen by others.

Haverton Scrub - Tree Sparrow, Bullfinch, Linnet, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff.

Wheatear by Haverton Gate.

Paddy's Pool - Avocet pair still present. Brent Goose x2 in the distance on Back Saltholme.

Saltholme Hide - Avocet with colour rings - not a local bird, six reported there earlier. Dunlin x1, LRP x2, Black-tailed Godwit x3, Redshank. Goldeneye male on Back Saltholme. Several Swallow and a few Sand Martin.

Common Tern x1 reported by others on Back Saltholme last night and two reported this morning over Visitor Centre plus possible Sedge Warbler by Wildlife Watchpoint.

Grasshopper Warbler & SEO reported again at Dormans Pool.

Whimbrel still on Cowpen Marsh.

Yellow Wagtail & Hooded Crow still on Seaton Common.
7:48am 24-04-2012
Paul Shakeshaft
Monday 23rd April, 10.15 am. Hurworth Burn railway track north of car park. 2 corn buntings, 1 singing well
10:50pm 23-04-2012
Mike Leakey
Late news from yesterday; 24 shags at roost on the ConocoPhillips jetty at Seal Sands included three bearing green darvics with white lettering; ringed on the Isle of May off the Fife coast in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
8:25pm 23-04-2012
Neil Simms
Highcliff/Sleddale: GSW seen drumming on deforested area behind Highcliff. Six or seven crossbill in adjacent beech trees with willow warbler. Redstart heard but not located. Short eared owl on moor.
Two common buzzard from Percy Rigg and green woodpecker heard.
7:26pm 23-04-2012
Richard Green
Guisborough Forest, Male Blackcap singing, Tawny owl heard at noon, GS Woodpecker,Flock of Siskins at distance in tree tops and what looked like Bramblings but not sure.
5:24pm 23-04-2012
Karen & Neil Mc
Sleddale area - Red legged Partridge, Wheatear, Meadow and Tree Pippit (or at least I think we saw both - find it quite hard to distinguish between the two!)Skylark and usual Red Grouse, Curlew, Pheasant and Lapwing.
2:09pm 23-04-2012
Saltholme Reserve A.M - 2x Yellow Wagtail, Glossy Ibis, Linnet, Short Eared Owl, 8x Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, 2x Little Egret, 1x Bittern (Heard Booming), Blackcap, Skylark, Loads of B.Headed Gull, Little Grebe, Shellduck

Dorman's Hide - Peregrine (perched on a tower), Pintail, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Linnet, Greylag Geese, Teal, Canada Geese.
1:45pm 23-04-2012
Steve Ashton
Margrove Ponds - 20+ swallow, 1 house martin, 1 sand martin, 2 grey lag chicks
1:41pm 23-04-2012
Mick Brennan
Firecrest still at South Gare Breakwater 1200hrs
12:15pm 23-04-2012
Ian Forrest
Seaton Common - am - Yellow Wagtail x2, Wheatear x5, Linnet x6.

Saltholme Pond west - 7.30am - Avocet x3 outside front of hide.

Cowpen Marsh by Seal Sands Roundabout - Whimbrel x9.

Dormans Pool - Grasshopper Warbler x1, Linnet x4, Stonechat x2, Reed Warbler 15+, Blackcap singing. Short-eared Owl hunting area by lower car park at 8.30am.

Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - Common Whitethroat x5 - first I've seen this year, Blackcap 7+, lots of Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff. Great Spotted Woodpecker. Sparrowhawk & Kestrel x2 males over Faith Wood. Lake very quiet only birds of note were a Cormorant and Heron x3.
11:22am 23-04-2012
Dave O'Brien
Fledgling Song Thrush outside Loftus Library this morning
2:10am 23-04-2012
Stewy Swales
Grasshopper Warbler reeling at 1.00 am ,SABIC 3 site close to Seal Sands road at first railway crossing.
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