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22:19 07-05-2020
Barbara Crinson
8 Redstarts found on my bike loop yesterday, 6th May - route being Richmond, Ravensworth Road, the lane north of Washton, Hartforth Lane, Gilling West, Skeeby back to Richmond. Good numbers of Whitethroats, Yellowhammers, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs on route.
Today, 8.30a.m. during a quick hop off the bike at Skeeby Bridge, I counted 20 Sand Martins and saw 5 birds enter different holes. There were none around at noon the previous day!
20:15 07-05-2020
Mel Redfearn
Reed bunting seen in woods between Catterick Village and old A1, a first for me around here.
18:27 07-05-2020
Chris Knight
At last, my first swift over Thrintoft. Also hobby and wheatear.

More generally, unprecedented numbers of whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, blackcap, garden warbler and linnet.
20:58 06-05-2020
Stephen H
Whinchat up near the moor was a welcome visitor at Hudswell today, with the other usual quality birds also around, Cuckoo, Pied flycatcher, Redstart, Redpoll, Garden warbler, Jay, Buzzard, Tree pipit, Blackcap, Kestrel, Skylark, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Meadow pipit, Red-legged partridge, WWs, CCs, Tree sparrow, Song thrush, Mistle thrush, GSW
14:58 06-05-2020
Mel Redfearn
First swift seen today over Catterick Village and garden warbler seen in fields on Sat.
14:34 06-05-2020
Tony Seddon
Bolton on Swale pond, couple of Reed Warblers for the first time this year (maybe!)
20:13 05-05-2020
Gareth W
A morning bike ride from Caldwell. 3 Lesser Whitethroats were singing from the hedges, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Dunlin. Yesterday I found my first Garden Warbler of the year on my patch.
19:08 05-05-2020
Lesser whitethroat singing in hedge on Trust field south of Calfhall Wood (Hudswell Woods) this morning. Still there this evening at end of Brokes Lane.
10:16 05-05-2020
Jackie Fallows
At last - 2 swifts above house at 9.55am.
08:40 05-05-2020
John Rodmell
Borrowby, 10 Swifts over the village this morning 08-30,House martins arrived on Saturday 2nd of May.
22:09 04-05-2020
Geoff Robertson
Common sandpiper on the Tees at Blackwell tonight on my evening dog walk.
19:09 04-05-2020
Lesser whitethroat in Moulton today. Pair of common sandpiper on Swale near Lownthwaite bridge on Sunday morning.
15:34 04-05-2020
James Robson
3 Wheatear still present as below. Whinchat not relocated.
20:44 03-05-2020
James Robson
Whinchat (m) and 3 Wheatear (2m 1f) between Bagby and Thirsk today. First Swift of the year over Split Farthing Hall
15:01 03-05-2020
Jackie Fallows
Watched a pair of house martins collecting mud this morning along old railway line at Maunby. Also watched whitethroat, garden and willow warblers singing, and saw first swifts very high heading north.
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