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5:17pm 12-10-2011
Adam Jones
South Gare (Today): 1x Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Wigeon, 2x Goldeneye, Red-Breasted Merganser and 1x Great Crested Grebe in the bay. 9x Redwing in the old lagoon area, would have been ten but one had fallen prey to a Sparrowhawk. The same Redwing flock later on moved to the Gully. Finally between the Gully and the Gare End there was 3x Lesser Redpoll, 1x Wheatear and 1x Blackbird.
4:39pm 12-10-2011
Colin Dodsworth
2 Pink-feet and a Barnacle Goose with the Greylags at Crookfoot, 24 Pink-feet on Back Saltholme, 15 Whooper Swans (8 adults and 7 juveniles) with 21 Barnacle Geese on the stubble field just east of Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park.
4:14pm 12-10-2011
Maurice Local
Nice Short Eared Owl over Paddy's Hide (Saltholme) being mobbed by a flock of 40/50 Lapwings and a couple of Herring Gulls for backup. It was airborne for nearly 5 mins then dropped to the ground. At Saltholme Hide there were some very attractive Pintails, plus Teal, Shovelers & Wigeon. Geese in and out like YoYo's at one time there was at least 103 Barnacle & 15 Pink Foot Geese.
2:49pm 12-10-2011
Ben Taylor
17 Whooper Swans, 9 Pink Feet Geese and the Red Breasted Goose, a Brambling and 11 Tree Sparrows at Scaling dam this morning.
9:53pm 11-10-2011
Dave Russell
A group of 6 plus nuthatches on the nature trail in ward jackson park.
My first sighting of Nuthatch in town.
9:42pm 11-10-2011
p garbutt/m.local
rspb saltholm-trees by the visitor centre-tree sparrow also siskin calling
7:20pm 11-10-2011
Ted Parker
Quiet at Skinningrove and Hummersea this morning, except for a single Bonxie (north) and the Little Owl was present at Hummersea again. A Swallow flew over Skelton mid morning. Small numbers of Skylarks and Chaffinches were passing through.
4:41pm 11-10-2011
paulraper
Single Snow Bunting on the Headland front just north of the bowling green at 2.oopm
4:19pm 11-10-2011
A McLee
This morning off H'pool, 1200 - 1500 geese ( probably pinkfeet ) heading south in one hour.
( AM ;WI)
2:07pm 11-10-2011
Ian Forrest
RSPB Saltholme - am - from layby Peregrine x2 hunting togther over Saltholme Ponds chasing after Golden Plover c.1000 and Lapwing flocks.

Phil Stead Hide - water levels well up again and no mud. Very little seen. Garganey was reported but not seen by me.

Saltholme Hide - Pink-footed Geese x20, Barnacle Geese c.60, Golden Plover c.2000, Black-tailed Godwit x7, Dunlin x5, Knot x1, Redshank x2, Pintail x7, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk.

Trees by visitor centre - Siskin 5-6.
1:44pm 11-10-2011
Chris Sharp
Single Whooper Swan at Bowesfield Marsh at 1.00. p.m.
8:29pm 10-10-2011
m.tyreman c walker
scaling dam this morning,red breasted goose flew in at 09,50 with greylags
6:14pm 10-10-2011
gaz cumo
Outside of area , Red Kite over A693 between Chester-le Street and stanley , flying quite low in glorious sunlight great veiw ,then attacked by a single crow
5:23pm 10-10-2011
Colin Dodsworth
Drake Velvet Scoter and Black Guillemot of the northern end of Marine Drive at Hartlepool Headland. 63 Barnacle Geese and 23 Pink-feet on Back Saltholme, juv Brent Goose with Canada Geese on Saltholme West and Cetti's Warbler and 3 Whooper Swans on Dormans Pool
5:11pm 10-10-2011
Adam Jones
South Gare (Today): 1x 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull, 8x Grey Plover on the beach, 20x Teal and 5x Red-Breasted Merganser in the bay, 4x Purple Sandpiper and 3x Kittiwake at the Gare End. One Kittiwake had a metal ring which read ‘EG24879’. Also 1x Common Seal in the sea (normally I just see Grey Seals there). Between the Gully and the Gare End there was 1x Fieldfare and 6x Redwing. In and around the Bomb Hole there was 2x Stonechat, 1x Blackbird, 1x Wren, a few Dunnock and Reed Buntings. 2x Goldcrest were in Sycamore’s between the Elders and Paddy’s Hole. Finally the Cabin Rocks had 2x Wheatear.
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