View and report bird sightings in our area and other items that may be of interest to local birders. Guests are welcome to add sightings. Messages will only appear after editors approval.
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17:08 23-08-2022
Possible Great White Egret 100m upstream of Langton bridge yesterday
13:28 21-08-2022
Nick Morgan
Great White Egret on the Swale below Morton Bridge, then flew north-west. Also three Greenshank, two Green Sandpiper, four Little Egret, three Kingfishers and four Little Egret.
10:16 27-06-2022
Lucy Woodward
a Little owl just outside North Cowton yesterday at 4pm. Near the entrance to Grange farm. Havent seen one for many years in our area.
21:34 26-05-2022
Nick Morgan
Hobby (unsuccessfully) chasing a Swift near Ainderby this evening
16:33 24-05-2022
Forcett, An Osprey appeared to be heading for Forcett Hall lake but turned south towards Richmond. About 4pm.
21:02 22-05-2022
Cuckoo in flight at Caldwell this morning
20:59 22-05-2022
Nick Morgan
Osprey north over Ainderby Steeple this evening
19:13 17-05-2022
Mel Redfearn
Swifts seen in Catterick Village.
19:33 16-05-2022
A male Garganey was at Smallways Lake this afternoon and a Wood Sandpiper was noted at Thorpe Farm.
12:53 15-05-2022
Smallways Lake, Grasshopper Warbler reeling plus a Shoveler with young.
16:43 11-05-2022
Smallways Lake, Wood Sandpiper, Dunlin and 2 LR Plover.
11:26 08-05-2022
Scorton Lake, good numbers of House Martin, Swallow and Sand Martin. Several Swift and a Hobby were also seen. Banks Lake had a male Garganey and a Garden Warbler.
09:47 08-05-2022
john Rodmell
Borrowby, Thirsk.First two swifts arrived this morning. A few days earlier than normal.
12:54 30-04-2022
Nick Morgan
A walk along the river at Morton-on-Swale - still a small flock of Fieldfare, six singing Corn Bunting, first Lesser Whitethroat, three pairs of Grey Partridge, three Yellow Wagtails, Kingfisher and three Little Egret
17:59 26-04-2022
Brignall Banks: 2 male and 1 female Pied Flycatcher, 4 Redstart and a calling Tawny Owl.
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