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16:09 12-09-2019
Smallways Lake: 15 Knot, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, 6 Ruff, Dunlin, c12 Snipe and 3 Avocet.
22:38 09-09-2019
James Robson
Any photos of the Stork Liz? Did you notice any rings? Thanks
11:10 04-09-2019
Liz Newham
Stork was in amongst geese on arable stubble just 400m from Kiplin Hall lake on Monday.
19:48 28-08-2019
Gareth W
Smallways Lake, 2 Greenshank and 3 Avocet. One of the Avocet had a yellow leg Flag but it was too far away to note numbers/letters.
10:30 23-08-2019
Martin WW
Swifts still around Fremington yesterday
20:58 22-08-2019
Gareth Wainwright
Smallways lake: Lapwing 1056+, Redshank 1, Ruff 2, Dunlin 1, Starling 121, Snipe 8, Pied wagtail 2, Common Gull 397, Moorhen 7, Bh Gull 27, Lbb Gull 15, Mallard 63, Goldfinch, Teal 28, Avocet 1, Merlin 1, Kestrel 1, Wigeon 13, Jackdaw 81, Rook 9, Wood Pidgeon 3, Greylag 450, Stock Dove 1, Oystercatcher 1, Green Sandpiper 1 and Curlew 1.
12:01 20-08-2019
Steve Clough
A few swifts still passing through Gunnerside today. Lovely to still be hearing them this late in Aug
12:13 17-08-2019
Nick Morgan
Along the river south of Morton-on-Swale this morning, Osprey south at 9.30, small numbers of Buzzards and Sparrowhawks moving south high over. Also Sedge Warbler (migrant), two Yellow Wagtails, Greenshank, five Snipe, four Little Egrets and two Swift.
17:39 14-08-2019
Gareth w
Smallways Lake: 56 Snipe, 3 Avocet, 2 Ruff, Dunlin and a Green Sandpiper.
14:57 10-08-2019
Peter Ramsden
2 hobbies over Warlaby this morning
11:18 07-08-2019
John G
Just a reminder that you need to buy your tickets for Birdfair by Friday if you want to get the online discount. I am going on Sunday 18th Aug leaving Richmond at about 7.00am if anyone wants a lift. Ring on 07817628785.
16:17 06-08-2019
Gareth W
Smallways Lake: Avocet 3, Snipe 18 and several Ruff were seen and a Grasshopper Warbler was calling close to the white gate.

Thanks to George the farmer a jcb was dredging the drainage channel from the lake to reduce the water levels. This should produce ideal wader habitat.
13:13 04-08-2019
Ian Webster
East Witton Fell.
1. Hobby catching butterflies.
13:10 04-08-2019
Ian Webster
Redmire Moor Sat.3rd
1Cuckoo, juvenile.
10.Wheatear Inc young
22:22 28-07-2019
Nick Morgan
Hi Jackie, it won't be Rough Leg at this time of year. If the white patch was very noticeable has he checked Harris Hawk?
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