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17:37 18-10-2020
Gareth W
Smallways Lake, Pintail and Marsh harrier.
13:00 18-10-2020
Lucy Woodward
two Little Egrets near Carlton on Friday - maybe the same location as the group spotted by Mike, north west of Aldbrough - near the beck near Carlton
08:28 15-10-2020
Chris Knight
3 juvenile Swallows feeding in Thrintoft still this morning. Winter thrushes over in steady numbers, albeit in ones and twos mainly.
17:06 11-10-2020
Peter Ramsden
Just had a “V” of about 15 Bewick’s Swans overhead while in garden in Warlaby . They were heading due south.
10:58 11-10-2020
Nick Morgan
Hi John, similar along the river at Morton but it was mainly Redwings here, a few Fieldfare and at least 50 Blackbirds
10:35 11-10-2020
John G
Exciting large passage of winter thrushes through Sandbeck valley, Richmond, from first light this morning. Most heavy between 0800 - 0900 when c1500 birds moved through, mainly in flocks of 30-40 though two flocks were 100+. Most were Fieldfares though small numbers of Redwings and, unusually, one flock of c20 Blackbirds. The movement had dried up by 0930. Autumn is really here now!
08:05 10-10-2020
Mel Redfearn
Hundreds of golden plover and lapwings at Pallet Hill, Catterick on Thurs.
19:49 09-10-2020
Gareth W
A juvenile Marsh Harrier was at Smallways this morning.
22:29 08-10-2020
Mike Wood
5 Little Egrets in a flooded field NW of Aldbrough St John at 1pm today, the first time I have seen more than a single LE in the Melsonby/Aldbrough area. Looked like a family group, might they have nested somewhere in the area?
20:47 08-10-2020
Jackie Fallows
Slightly out of area, but first visit to Ripon City Wetlands this afternoon. Thousands of greylags, some canadas, one bar-headed goose, one possible white-fronted goose (definite white front, but a very pale bird), kingfisher, 4 crossbill, one blackcap and a Cetti's.
18:42 01-10-2020
Chris Knight
Singing willow warbler and chiffchaff, joined by garden warbler and blackcap this morning, plus a newly emerged small tortoiseshell. I still have half a dozen swallow in the stable too. It wouldn’t feel like the 1st October were it not for my first redwings, a flushed woodcock, growing numbers of snipe and meadow pipit and a healthy movement of jays and goldcrests.
21:04 29-09-2020
Geoff Robertson
Chiffchaff calling in my garden in Darlington this morning.
18:49 29-09-2020
Seb
Spotted flycatcher still hanging about at Moulton today, feeding on an abundance of flies, seems to have been a big hatch of something in the last day or two, enjoying the last of the summer sunshine.
17:58 28-09-2020
Gaz Atkinson
1000s of geese heading south over Catterick Village every evening at present, I’m presuming the same ones which head north over head towards Bolton/Scorton lakes first thing on a morning
Seem to be all greylags - never had this many before. Anyone know of any reason why or where they head to?
18:09 24-09-2020
Mel Redfearn
3 white geese in middle of 100's flying over Catterick Village this evening.
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