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11:25am 17-01-2021
Chris Corbett
Usual big linnet flock on clifftop fields above Saltburn along with pair of stonechat near Coastguard Cottages, meadow pipits, skylark, large group of yellowhammer near the farm and a possible group of snow bunting.
6:22pm 16-01-2021
Peter Dodsworth
Buzzard being mobbed by crow behind west end bowling club Stockton .kestrel with jesses trailing and prey in talons 50 yards later .must be escaped falconers bird looked male got back to Rudd’s rec was kingfisher Oxbridge lane near outfall pipe stood and watched it dived and came out with little fry I’ve no idea haw it did it water was cloudy and in flood little bit further on egret present constant parakeets and bullfinches.did read a report there on about culling ring necks they do take small birds
3:59pm 12-01-2021
Lockhart
Seaton Snook at high tide: ca. 30 twite. In Seaton Channel, 1 red-throated diver and a slavonian grebe.
8:02pm 06-01-2021
Lockhart
A lunchtime exercise walk today included Charlton's Pond, where 12 goosanders (8 male) were present, the most I've ever seen at the site. There were also two little grebes.
7:21pm 04-01-2021
Chris Corbett
On beach walk this morning between Saltburn and Marske spotted group of approx 30 curlew, approx 70 oystercatcher and 20 turnstone, roosting at the tide's edge or flying
4:17pm 20-12-2020
Lockhart
This afternoon's highlights from Saltholme included ca. 25 fiedfare and a few redwings, flitting back and forth between the VC lake bushes and those near the car park; lots of stonechats (notably near Paddy's and the lambing shed); goldeneye on Paddy's; 4 pintail split between Saltholme West and Back Saltholme; 2 male red-breasted mergansers on Back Saltholme; peregrine (f) on the wet grassland beyond Paddy's; 500+ nervous golden plover; short-eared owl hunting from about 15:15 between the lambing shed and dragonfly sculpture, and a barn owl which was initially hunting near the main lake then moved around 15:25 to the reeds by the site entrance.
4:34pm 18-12-2020
Mike Blackburn
Female goldeneye on Brickworks Pond at Six Fields, Hartburn - 17.12.20
4:48pm 10-12-2020
Caroline Walker
There was a young Black-throated Diver (winter immature plumage according to my book) fishing in Hartlepool Marina this afternoon. Thought it was a young cormorant, but they were about as well and I've checked in the book. I have photos.
1:12pm 08-12-2020
Quentin Mercer
Juvenile Sparrowhawk sat on fence watching small birds moving in bushes. Stayed for about 10 minutes. Fairly frequent visitor. The Ings estate, Redcar.
4:19pm 06-12-2020
Lockhart
Saltholme highlights from this afternoon:

Well over 500 golden plover; at least 180 barnacle geese; one pink-footed goose (between Paddy's and Back Saltholme); 7 whoopers dropped in at Back Saltholme for a while but departed around 3. Three female/juv goldeneye on Paddy's and one male on Back Saltholme; two red-breasted mergansers also on Back Saltholme.

Two marsh harriers spotted near Haverton, and a short-eared owl was hunting near the dragonfly statue shortly after 3. A small number of fieldfares were around (saw two at Haverton and another three on the approach to Saltholme pools), and there were two stonechats on the walk to Saltholme pools.
11:46am 06-12-2020
Axbret
2x kingfisher dormans
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9:19pm 02-12-2020
Col R
Why has no conservation society raised an objection to the proposed road through the Portrack nature reserve which has a tern colony within spitting distance of the proposed route & many summer warblers nesting along the proposed route. If work starts in the spring returning migrant bitds would be disturbed and work would not be allowed.
4:27pm 29-11-2020
Lockhart
Highlights from a grey and murky afternoon at Saltholme:

Two ruddy shelduck (no visible rings) on Back Saltholme from 14:30; short-eared owl hunting, mostly in the area between Paddy's, the lambing shed and the VC lake; 3 goldeneye on Paddy's and another two on Back Salthome; 2 pintail drake on Back Saltholme; 2 red-breasted mergansers on Back Saltholme; peregrine sitting on the transporter Birdge, then hunting over the reserve and causing chaos; kestrel near the VC Lake; stonechats on the path towards Saltholme Hide; a single fiedfare near Haverton Gate; 6 little grebe on Paddy's Pool, and a snipe on the edge of Paddy's.
3:58pm 28-11-2020
Tim Burton
Coatham Stobb Woodland. 2 Marsh Tit in mature woodland near private pond. Also 60+ Lesser Redpoll, 40+ Siskin associating with 30+ Long tailed tit and 20+ Goldfinch. All feeding on silver birch trees. Impressive flock !
1:28pm 23-11-2020
Chris Corbett
Drake goldeneye at Scaling Dam along with usual greylag geese, peewit, coot, moorhen, swans, mallard, tufted duck along with a gt crested grebe and a female common scoter.
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