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13:59 16-06-2020
Smallways Lake, A Wigeon with 7 chicks.
16:33 14-06-2020
Tony Burn
Thanks for the reply about the bees Gareth,Quite happy to leave them to it-more bees the better.Regards Tony.
13:58 14-06-2020
Tony, I got this from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust website.
The colony will only be active from spring until late July, when all the bumblebees naturally die off, and the ‘new queens’ leave in search of somewhere underground to hibernate. Their nests do not cause any structural damage to their surroundings, and the best thing to do is leave them be to carry out their natural lifecycle. Read on to find out more about Tree bumblebees…
13:50 14-06-2020
Steve C
No sign of Black Tern 12:45pm on Banks Lane or Tancred Grange Lakes but thanks for heads up Andy.
12:51 14-06-2020
Andy B
Possible Black Tern at Back Scorton on lake left of windsock
18:23 13-06-2020
Tony Burn
Just a question about tree bumblebees.In one of my nest boxes they have taken over from the blue tits and seem to be thriving.At the end of the year can I clean the box out or do they overwinter
14:03 13-06-2020
Steve Clough
Short walk around Butter Tubs/Lovely Seat area curlew, golden plover, lapwing, red grouse, wheatear, meadow pipit, and two pairs of dunlin in breeding habitat.
11:00 11-06-2020
Jackie Fallows
Pair turtle doves, male singing, at Sutton Bank 5pm yesterday.
14:53 10-06-2020
Gareth Wainwright
12 Common Tern flew into Smallways at 7.30 this morning. When the Gulls eventually let them settle they went to sleep on the rocks.
14:27 09-06-2020
Gaz Atkinson
Walk around Swaledale this morning
Usual suspects with plenty of Spotted Flycatchers and Sandpipers about between Scabba Bridge and Gunnerside.
Red Kite on Grinton Moor too.
Golden Plover a plenty over Whitaside on the way back
08:47 09-06-2020
Smallways, no sign of the RNP at 7.15 am.
21:00 08-06-2020
Gary h
Are the walls around scargill hard to find? Do they start from the castle?
14:01 08-06-2020
Gareth W
Smallways Lake: Red-necked Phalarope at 2pm today.
19:59 07-06-2020
Tim Burton
Scargill. 7 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 male Redstart, 1 male Cuckoo, 2 Green Woodpecker.
11:52 07-06-2020
Gaz Atkinson
Belting Male Redstart in Richmond Racecourse this morning.
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