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9:37pm 03-09-2011
Ted Parker/Don Page
No further sign of Ian and Jackie's Wryneck at Boulby despite a lengthy search but ca 500 House Martins and ca 200 Swallows flew east along the cliffs. Twenty Tree Sparrows were in the garden of Walkers' Halt - having seen birds here over the breeding season these are almost certainly locally bred, which is quite unusual for a cliff-top location. Hummersea quiet: only 2 Whitethroats and a Goldcrest. Don found a dead young male Sparrowhawk, presumably having hit pig wire fencing bordering the sheep pasture while hunting.
8:25pm 03-09-2011
James Robson
Hartlepool Headland seawatch highlights: 1 Sooty Shearwater N, 1 Long-tailed Skua N and pair Velvet Scoter (M+F) S between 1230 and 1425.
8:06pm 03-09-2011
Alan Ord
Saltholme Pools today ,five Curlew Sandpipers giving very good views while feeding. Also Snipe and Black tailed Godwit also giving good views
1:16pm 03-09-2011
Ian Kendall & Jackie
Boulby this am: Wryneck in garden of Old Stables, viewed from near Walkers Halt Cottage. Also, 2 Whitethroats in area, Goldcrest, 100+ Goldfinch, 2 Grey Wagtails, good numbers of House Martins through and 20+ Meadow Pipits, plus Swift over Staithes.
11:28am 03-09-2011
Billy Hodson
Last few days at Boulby Mine.Usual herring gulls and ferral pigeons. Large flock of swallows with a single housemartin. Pied wagtails everywhere. Sparrowhawk , goldfinch,blue tit, large flocks of starlings and rooks, robin, pipit and a single bar tailed godwit
9:36am 03-09-2011
Mark Fishpool
South Gare 7.30-8.15 this morning. One dark phase Arctic Skua lingering around the rocks, 4 Gannet south, 40+ Guillemot in river mouth and 2 Common Scoter north.
5:14pm 02-09-2011
R Earnshaw
Castle Eden Walkway, very quiet other than several large flocks of Goldfinch.
Cowpen Bewley, Kingfisher on lake sitting on post for 10 mins lots of Goldfinch , Kestrel hunting + very friendly juvenile crow in car park allowing me to stroke it as it sat on my car bonnet.
4:50pm 02-09-2011
Ted Parker/Domn Page
Seawatching at Skinningrove this morning (10.00-10.300):Very quiet, with the only birds of note being 10 Red-throated Divers, an immature Yellow-legged Gull (which flew north) and a single Arctic Skua south. There was a good passage of Swallows and House Martins, involving at least several hundred of each moving west along the cliffs. At Hummersea (13.15-15.35): 2 Marsh Harriers flew south (1 at 13.20 and a second at 15.20), singles of Sparrowhawk and Kestrel, and 2 Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps and a brief glimpse of an unindentified Phylloscopus warbler in the cottage gardens.
4:09pm 02-09-2011
Ian Forrest
RSPB Saltholme - west pond - 2.30pm - from lay-by - now Curlew Sandpiper x5 in muddy bay. Eight reported from Saltholme Hide.
2:30pm 02-09-2011
Maurice Local
2.00pm Female Cape Shelduck, swimming with Swans on Dorman's pool.
If they mate would we get a Ruddy Swan.???
11:50am 02-09-2011
Ian Forrest
Saltholme west pond from layby - 8.30am - Curlew Sandpiper x2 in muddy corner in front of layby - no sign of them at 11.00am when I called back.

Greatham Creek/Tidal Pool - Sparrowhawk cashing the waders again - 5-6 times it flew at them but no kill. Curlew Sandpiper x8, Bar-tailed Godwit x6, Black-tailed Godwit x3, Greenshank x1, Redshank x2, Ruff x10, Dunlin x53.

Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Linnet, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Swallow along the fence line and bushes.
7:19pm 01-09-2011
Gary Sharples
Guillemot on river at Portrack Marsh at 6.15pm. Also Kingfisher, Wigeon, Shoveler and lots of Swallow and Sand Martin lingering.
6:05pm 01-09-2011
Graeme Joynt
Adult Pomarine Skua north past Hartlepool Headland at lunch time.
9:43am 01-09-2011
Ian Forrest
8.30am Tidal Pool. Curlew Sandpiper x15, Bar-tailed Godwit x6, Black-tailed Godwit x3, Dunlin c.50, Ruff x12, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Greenshank.
9:58pm 31-08-2011
peter simcock
Water Rail and Merlin at RSPB Saltholm Bottom Tank 4pm today. 2 Artic Skuas at the Headland at 6pm
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