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20:09 19-01-2020
Gareth W
Feldom Ranges, 4 Raven, 3 Buzzard and a Merlin.
18:31 19-01-2020
Ian Webster
Bar-Headed Goose amongst the Grey Lags At Middleham bridge.
16:33 18-01-2020
Tim Burton
Drake Ring Necked Duck showing beautifully in bright sunshine this afternoon on Ellerton. Bolton - on - Swale, had Marsh Tit visiting feeders next to hide.
20:39 15-01-2020
Ian Hunter
Not sure what the status of Water Rail is in the Dales but one heard calling (squealing) near Middleham Bridge in the area of reeds east of the road c.12.00
20:25 15-01-2020
Ian Webster
Great White Egret. 14.00 hrs near Middleham.
13:50 15-01-2020
Drake Ring-necked duck and Scau
P still on Ellerton lake lake 13:00
12:57 12-01-2020
Chris Knight
Flock of common crossbill in treetops on main path at North of Codbeck reservoir. Lots of Siskin and goldcrest too.
08:04 11-01-2020
Nosterfield yesterday p.m Reserve Main Lake: Lesser Yellowlegs,
Peregrine, Sparrowhawk
Lingham: Smew and Scaup (f)
12:40 10-01-2020
Lesser Yellow Legs at Nosterfield Nature Reserve this morning, showing with Golden Plover and Lapwings
10:04 10-01-2020
Group Event reminder
Visit to Foxglove Covert LNR
Location: Foxglove Covert LNR
Ava Road,
Catterick Garrison DL9 3PZ

Postcode: DL9 3PZ (Google map)
Visit to Foxglove Covert LNR

please meet in the layby outside barrack gatehouse

contact Ted Cooper (see below for contact details) to book a place on this visit.

NB: Drivers will require photo ID for admittance to Cambrai Barracks front gate.
Time: 10.00 am
Price: £3 per person and £2 per car
Telephone: 07767886358
12:03 08-01-2020
Ian Webster
Great White Egret. 08.35hrs. East Witton / Middleham
09:42 07-01-2020
Ian Webster
0935 hrs Great White Egret flying West over East Witton towards Middleham.
19:02 05-01-2020
john nd norma
Borrowby,4 Bullfinches in the garden this morning .One male and I presume one female and two of last years young.
11:59 05-01-2020
Nick Morgan
Two Taiga Bean Geese in Ainderby, unfortunately not viewable from public paths
20:18 04-01-2020
Bolton on Swale ywt, Ring-necked duck, Scaup and Cattle egret, also Water Rail in front of the hide
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