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11:12am 19-05-2011
A McLee
Spotted Flycatcher. Singing and visible at Hilton, Manor Drive, east end. This morning.
10:25pm 18-05-2011
Can anyone tell me about he osprey at lockwoodbeck, this osprey it seems to be not in the area that i know of, is it a young one out of its area??? the nearest one i know of is in the lakes ! Have not had the time to go and see it for myself, and yes it is a bad fisher, must be getting real hungry.
4:06pm 18-05-2011
Eddie n Wayne H
Saltholmes ......
Egyptian Goose near Haverton Gate. Far off with a bunch of Greylag.
Little Ringed Pluver, Ruff Black Tailed Godwit, Garganey, Knot, Yellow Wagtails,

Seaton Golf Course
Greenland Wheatear. MUCH larger than Northern Wheatear.
From Monday am .... Grey Shrike flew into bushes opposite Seaton Cricket club. Forgot to add this last post.
1:13pm 18-05-2011
Ian Forrest
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Nightingale still singing though seems to have relocated 50m east to a hawthorn bush behind the hide. Other birds of note were House Martin c.30, Swift c.20, Sand Martin c.15 over the lake, Tufted Duck x12, Gadwall x6, Little Grebe x2, Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker. Still singing were Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat.
11:55am 18-05-2011
Gerard mcclurey
Saw albino blackbird in eston square this morning
7:01am 18-05-2011
Ted Parker
From 17th May: At Skinningrove, 2 Common Sandpipers and a spanking male Stonechat on the sea defences. At sea, there was a small passage of Common Scoter and Teal and 3 Red-throated Divers flew east. At Hummersea, a female Marsh Harrier flew west along the cliffs towards Skinningrove (my second here this spring). Also present were 2 Wheatears and a good westerly passage of Swallows. Tree Sparrows were seen at Boulby and along Grinkle Lane and, as Rention has reported, the Osprey showed almost continuously all afternoon, giving me some of my finest views ever of this wonderful bird in Cleveland. It surely must be one of the most obliging to have visited our area - I saw it from the A171 as I approached Lockwood about half a kilometre away before I even arrived at the reservoir.
10:13pm 17-05-2011
Renton Charman
Osprey showing most of the day at lockwood Beck, diving to catch fish on at least 8 occasions between 0900hr and 1615hr. Unfortunately every attempt failed so it must have been getting very hungry by the end of the afternoon. Flock of ca 25 Crossbills seen. Grey Wagtail, Buzzard, Sparrow Hawk and Kestrel also seen and Cuckoo heard calling all day.
8:43pm 17-05-2011
18.50 osprey lockwood beck.Flew from trees far end of resevoir sraight above where i was stood calling all the time it was in flight...Amazing sight!!!
4:08pm 17-05-2011
Gary Sharples
Hi Jamie, thanks to those who checked the Sandpiper out - maybe next time!
2:00pm 17-05-2011
Jamie Duffie
FYI the Portrack Sandpiper has now been seen well and it is an oiled Green Sandpiperin rather a sorry state
1:35pm 17-05-2011
Ian Forrest
RSPB Saltholme - Saltholme Hide - am - In addition to Toby's sightings Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover. Temminck's Stint very briefly on north side of hide walked onto muddy peninsular and then turned back north and lost from view.

Good views of the Garganeys as the pair came right into the corner opposite the hide where they mated and then went to sleep after preening. The third one was feeding along the edge of the mud opposite the hide. The Ruff remained distant today on the peninsular below the fence line opposite the island.

Around 200 Common Tern perched on Paddy's Pool island.
12:34pm 17-05-2011
Gary Sharples
2 Little Ringed Plover on muddy pool at northern edge of Portrack Marsh this morning.

Also a puzzling wader with some similarity to Solitary Sandpiper. Rather elusive feeding in southern corner of pool. Completely brown in plumage - lower parts presumably stained with mud. In brief flight views there appeared to be a central dark line down rump. However, also quite extensive white too above barred tail. Seemed a bit rakish for Green Sandpiper and since all plumage stained not easy to pick out markings. Might be worth someone having a look - I couldn't take any more time. From behind Asda on Portrack Retail Park it is a 30 second walk to view the pool from the footpath.
12:06pm 17-05-2011
Toby Collett
Drake and duck Garganey along with a moulting drake, the Ruff and 2 Avocet on Back Saltholme this morning. Female Blue-headed Wagtail around the sheep corral (pictures in Forum section).

Just a quick note that I'll post in the forum as well but hope you don't mind me doing so on here as well. If you are lucky enough to see a good bird out and about on the reserve that you think others might enjoy then please let one of our hide guides know if you bump into them or have a chat with reception when you leave. If you're out and about then the Centre number is 01642 546625 and we'll get your sighting on the board giving as many people the opportunity to see something new as we can.

Thank you very much.
9:51pm 16-05-2011
Lockwood Beck. Osprey 10.30 - 11.30 continuous. 12.30 - 1.15 pm continuous. Amazing display.
8:45pm 16-05-2011
There is a car park by the beck (mainly used by fishermen). The osprey seems to rise from the trees on the east side. There is a good view across the reservoir without getting too close
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