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5:52pm 20-01-2019
Gordon Ramsey
Raven today Percy cross rigg sighted near blue lagoon
3:32pm 20-01-2019
Malcolm Hassall
Hen Harrier 15:30 Greatham Creek N side upstream of bridge - sat on shore
12:15pm 20-01-2019
D Woodgate /A Dawson
Dalby Forest
I know it's outside the areal but a large range of BoP. Buzzard X5. Kestrel X2, SEOx1 on the Moors and a Barn Owl on the Moors road was surprised not to see any Crossbill apart from that just Wrens and Dunnock found some excellent Woodcock territory.
Regards Damian and Andrew
P.S Rex Earnshaw. The Woodpecker was removing the bark to no doubt make a new nesting hole, remove the bar first then drill the hole.
8:38pm 18-01-2019
Rex Earnshaw
Finally after not finding one last year a kingfisher at low barns . Watched a GSW cutting squares of bark about 4 inch square off a tree and throw them over its shoulder . Can anyone explain this ?
At Bedburn stopped to look for dipper and there were 2 Manderin duck
6:47pm 17-01-2019
Dennis Bainbridge
Saltholme Reserve 17th January
A very cold start to the day with wintery showers early morning, turning bright around lunch time. Numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing remain numerous throughout the reserve, with approx. 10 Fieldfare providing photographers good views at the Watch point while drinking from waters edge. Also present at watch point were Pintail, Teal, Gadwall, Kestrel.
The Hen Harrier was observed at numerous locations throughout the reserve along with other birds of Prey, Sparrowhawk (V/C) Peregrine Falcon (Paddy's / Saltholme Hide), Buzzard and LEO at Haverton and Clarence Scrub. Also at Haverton View point were Pale Bellied Brent Goose and Tundra Bean Goose along with other Geese and Wigeon.
Numbers of Barnacle Geese, Greylag Geese, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Gadwall, Curlew and Lapwing remain high.
A pair of Red Breasted Merganser were present at Saltholme and Paddy's pools along with Pintail, Goldeneye, Redshank and Common Snipe.
I must thank my colleagues Arthur Truby and Neil Hutton for their sighting.
3:54pm 17-01-2019
richard green
Last night, Barn Owl hunting next to A174 (Kirkleatham)
Parakeet adjacent Borough Park Redcar.
5:54pm 16-01-2019
Adrienne and Pete S
Saltholme highlights on Wednesday 16 January
It was a cold, but bright and sunny winter’s day, with beautiful light at the end of the afternoon.
We spent the morning in the Saltholme hide, where we made use of the new temporary whiteboard to record 36 species (including 3 seen by the path). The usual suspects were there: large numbers of lapwing and wigeon, 80 barnacle geese ,just 2 golden plover, 18+ shelduck, 10+ curlew, 1 little egret, 1 little grebe, 2 female goldeneye, 1 dunlin and a scattering of teal, gadwall, pintail, tufted duck and shoveler.

Two red breasted merganser were seen at Paddy’s hide and pintail and water rail at the Wildlife Watchpoint and Haverton. It was also amazing to see over 235 coot on the Haverton Lake.

The hen harrier was seen around lunchtime out towards Haverton Gate and there were three long eared owls visible from the viewing platform, though only one was showing well. A visitor reported a peregrine sitting out in its usual spot on the wet grassland and this was just visible from the cafe. A kestrel and a female sparrowhawk were also seen.

A large mixed feeding flock of goldfinch, green finch, chaffinch, blue tit and great tit flew in and out of the small woodland area by the Visitor Centre to joint the tree sparrows and stock doves around the feeders and a family of long tailed tits was seen near the Alice in Wonderland Sculpture. Thanks everyone for all your sightings.
10:05am 16-01-2019
Christine Corbett
Buff tailed bumblebee spotted feeding from Mahonia flowers near Barker and Stonehouse store at Teesside Park yesterday (15/1)
8:37pm 14-01-2019
Damian Woodgate
Peregrine over Easterside, chasing and catching a pigeon from a flock then flew towards James Cook Hospital. Also Lockhart I'll be over Saltholme in the next couple of weeks, so hopefully we will have a great catch up pal
Regards Damian
8:23pm 14-01-2019
David Pryse
I clearly mean 14/1/19! Apologies.
8:14pm 14-01-2019
David Pryse
14/1/18: Single female Red Breasted Merganser on Tees this afternoon between Newport Bridge and Portrack Marsh and Goldcrest showing well in trees around paths at Billingham Beck area.
7:48am 14-01-2019
Damian: Yes, i still volunteer on Saturdays (mostly just afternoons), but I've been ill so missed this weekend.
8:31pm 13-01-2019
Stewy Swales
3 Ring Necked Parakeets spotted by my grandson Charlie just off Albany Road Norton yesterday.
1:05pm 13-01-2019
Cecil Fisher
D Woodgate .
Thank you for the info I shall certainly be keeping my eyes peeled in that direction in future.
11:27am 13-01-2019
Marty Lowery
Barn owl perched on post at golf course, just over the crossing at South Gare this morning 09.30 ish . Flew off towards Coatham Marsh.
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