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20:40 15-04-2022
Gareth
Caldwell: Red Kite, LR Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Redstart and my first Sand Martin.
20:06 13-04-2022
Andy Johnston
Just watched our first pair of swallows fly around their nesting sight in the late evening sun. Definitely made my day.
11:58 08-04-2022
Gareth W
Scorton GP. 2 Green Sandpiper, 21 Avocet and an Egyptian Goose.
18:54 07-04-2022
Robin King
Blackcap singing and a swallow by the tees at croft today
12:21 06-04-2022
Gareth
An Osprey flew along the beck at Caldwell this morning.
08:18 04-04-2022
Mick
Surrender Bridge
2 × Ring Ouzel and Wheatear
14:37 30-03-2022
andy b
Skylarks and Yellowhammers singing on Monday at Thirsk golf club
10:25 26-03-2022
Gaz Atkinson
Pair of house martins over Catterick village this mirning
09:31 24-03-2022
Andy B
First Brimstone butterflies seen near Thirsk yesterday
19:09 23-03-2022
Gareth W
My first Redstart of the year was found at the Stang this morning. A Brimstone Butterfly was noted at Piercebridge this afternoon.
17:04 18-03-2022
John G
Did a recce at The Stang for next week's group walk. On the way up a sickly looking Peregrine perched only 50m from us on a peat hag. At The Stang were Kestrel, Merlin, Buzzard, Raven, Crossbills, and flock of about 200 Golden Plover flying around. No Black Grouse at Shaw Farm but it was midday.
10:29 18-03-2022
Ted
27 Whooper swans going north over Croft this morning
17:44 15-03-2022
Gareth W
6 Avocet on Forcett Hall lake, a calling Green Woodpecker and a Chiffchaff. A Red Kite was seen near Caldwell.
16:34 12-03-2022
John G
Chiffchaff singing, Sleegill Richmond. My first of the year. Also, Dipper and Grey Wagtail singing just upstream from Green Bridge, Woodpecker drumming frequently and a pair of Goosanders on the river. One could almost believe it was Spring!
05:07 11-03-2022
Gaz Atkinson
Pair of Chiffchaffs between Richmond and Catterick
Village yesterday. SPRING :-)
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