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11:53am 27-10-2020
Red Kite seen flying over A19 at Crathorne being chased by 4 crows
5:02pm 25-10-2020
Saltholme highlights from a windy afternoon included 32 species from Saltholme hide and 21 species from Paddy's.

Best birds were probably 7 pintail (males emerging from moult and looking increasingly impressive) on Saltholme West, and brief views of a merlin as it flew past the hide (I didn't see it use the "usual" post today, not sure if it was put off by the wind or nearby cattle). Also good numbers of golden plover, and a couple of snipe on the VC lake.

Non-bird sighting: a small tortoiseshell butterfly near the Phil Stead hide.
1:50pm 16-10-2020
P. Shakeshaft
South Gare @ 11.50 am today. Great grey shrike. 200m east of blast furnace north of road. Flew east to a perch near the 90 deg bend. Sorry don't do Twitter.
11:41am 11-10-2020
Hi gerald can you describe the bird you found please
3:02pm 08-10-2020
gerald templeton
hi, i found a dead bird and i am wanting to know what it is can anyone help?
7:11pm 05-10-2020
Four swallows over Birkdale road Hartburn 5-30 pm today, heading South.
7:57pm 03-10-2020
Stewy Swales
Tawny owl heard last night in Cowpen Bewley village, first one I've heard for two years in the village. Let's hope it's our newest resident.
1:00pm 02-10-2020
A grey wagtail has recently started paying regular visits to my garden (I dug a pond at the end of August, and it typically spends up to half an hour feeding on insects and larvae). I was wondering if anyone else in the area (NW Billingham) is getting similar visits?
5:05pm 20-09-2020
P Davenport
Great Whit Egret fishing Lustrum Beck at Portrack.
3:30pm 19-09-2020
Tim Burton
2 Lapland Bunting at South Gare on the rocks to the right of breakwater. 3.20pm
2:39pm 14-09-2020
Paul ward
Two little grebes Ropner park not noticed them there before
12:05pm 14-09-2020
George Smith
3 Common Buzzards circling over High Grange area of Billingham, Owington Farm pub area.
5:15pm 13-09-2020
Saltholme highlights from a very windy afternoon:

By the Phil Stead Hide: 6 black-tailed godwits and 2 ringed plovers.

Wheatear near the Jubilee Mound.

Ca. 140 Barnacle geese and 2 pink-footed geese.

Highly modbile, spotted redshank, which others had on top tank or at Saltholme Pools, but I picked up on the main lake (looking back towards the VC from the new viewpoint).

22 species from Paddy's Pool, including dunlin, great crested grebe and little grebe.

Ca. 35 species from Saltholme Hide, including pintail, common sandpiper, dunlin, ruff, merlin, peregrine, marsh harrier, kestrel, and the aforementioned pink-footed geese.
3:43pm 13-09-2020
Lynda Parkes
Saturday 12th evening - 8 swifts flying around when we were sitting in our garden in Saltburn around 6.30 p.m.
6:57pm 11-09-2020
Col. R
Yet another site ruined. Preliminary work @ Portrack marsh for last two weeks for proposed Portrack roundabout relief road.
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