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6:36pm 06-12-2018
Dennis Bainbridge
Saltholme Reserve 6th December
The day started very overcast with period's of rain, which affected species seen. However as the weather improved number of birds also improved with Redwing and Fieldfares along with Redshank appearing at Fire Station, Watch point and Main Lake.
The Long-eared Owl at the Clarence scrub is still proving very mobile in its roosting area's around the boardwalk. The most productive pools were Paddy's and the newly reopened Saltholme Pool, both had large numbers of Wigeon (2000+), Lapwing (1000+), Shelduck (50+), Shoveler (30+) Teal (80+), Barnacle Geese (15 at Paddy's) (80+ at Saltholme) respectfully. Also present through out the reserve were Pochard, Curlew (100+). Tufted Duck, Gadwall numbers appear to have decreased throughout the reserve, although this could be weather related over the past few days.
Birds of prey observed were Long eared Owl, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel. I must thank my colleagues Arthur Truby, Neil Hutton and numerous visitors.
1:52pm 06-12-2018
Tony Marron
Flock of around 40 Twite landed on perimeter fence, SABIC North Tees.
6:00pm 03-12-2018
Tony Barnes
AM,Black-necked Grebe,viewed from the Seal screen,also three Red-breasted Mergansers.
7:25pm 30-11-2018
P&J
Barn owl south gare near golf course falcon near gare lighthouse have photo unknown to us small body large wing span feathered tips
7:29pm 29-11-2018
Dave Gallagher
Female Pintail on Norton pond. Feeding the ducks when this smart little bird appeared. It was chasing the Mallards about and eating my seeds 2m away from me. I noticed it last night in the semi dark but could not I/D. Looked again today but could not find it until I started feeding the ducks, it appeared almost straight away. Still not sure of what I was looking at so sent photos to Chris Sharp who confirmed female pintail. Another tick for the pond.
6:15pm 29-11-2018
Neil Hutton
LITTLE BITTERN CONFIRMED.
It was seen on Monday, and then today at 13.40 photographed from the wildlife watchpoint. Seen by only two people so far, but this bird which summers in S. Europe and winters in N. Africa, will have a lot of watchers next time it appears - a busy weekend ahead!
Other sightings today included peregrines from Pools hide and WW hide, red breasted mergansers from Pools hide, goldeneye on the main lake and Back Saltholme, pintails and about 120 barnacle goose from the Poolshide.
8:36pm 27-11-2018
Frank Sanderson
Two Tawny owls calling to each other ,4am Monday morning in the rain .Spotted in trees in grounds of the highfield hotel marton road Middlesbrough.
4:02pm 27-11-2018
Andy Beedle
Ian, it did actually fly about 50m above half a dozen guys out shooting with dogs & 4WD's so it's presence isn't a secret but you have a very valid point & I won't post again. Cheers Andy
2:46pm 27-11-2018
Ian Foster
To Andy Beedle :- It might be best not to answer that question or in fact post any sightings of a "Ringtail" on here. We don't know who keeps an eye on these sightings...not a problem with birds reported on the coast or North Tees Marshes etc...just not the Moorland area's for obvious reasons.
8:54am 27-11-2018
fqm
To Andy Beedle :- What is a “Ringtail” please?
3:00pm 26-11-2018
Andy Beedle
Ringtail flying E just N of Sleddale Farm at about 13:00 Sunday
10:07am 26-11-2018
David Pryse
23/11/18 Albert Park: 6 Gadwall (3 male, 3 female), one Common Gull, Peregrine overflew the lake and the odd Redwing and Fieldfare throughout the park.
4:26pm 25-11-2018
Pam Turner
2 Snow Buntings on the Stray at Redcar, near to the Stray cafe
2:41pm 24-11-2018
Marty Lowery
Just watched and snapped sparrowhawk sat on our garage roof surveying the unusually
2:30pm 24-11-2018
m d
Flock of around 20 snow buntings , Steetley Pier on waste ground just behind the new houses.
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