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19:29 03-01-2020
Barbara Crinson
Confirmation of my earlier Tweet.
Cattle Egret left Bolton-on-Swale roost at 8.05am this morning and flew west.
It was one of the last Egrets to leave the roost.
10:48 03-01-2020
Mike Wood
Green Sandpiper on pool in field between Harelands (Melsonby) and the A66 junction.
18:37 01-01-2020
Ted
Happy New Year to All, 3 Egyptian geese in field north of Scorton quarry, no sign of Cattle egret
18:33 31-12-2019
Andy johnston
c100 Pinks high up, heading due north, 11.10 am near Morton Bridge
14:25 30-12-2019
Ted
7 Waxwings in Lidl’s car park in Thirsk, Redhead Smew on Lingham lake, Nosterfield
20:23 29-12-2019
David Miller
Six blackcock displaying in a field on Feldom Ranges this morning 09.00 am
14:04 20-12-2019
Andy Johnston
2 whooper swans over Scruton at 11.00 am, heading towards Morton.
08:58 16-12-2019
Mel Redfearn
Hundreds of lapwings at gravel pit off old A1 at Catterick, good to see.
15:36 15-12-2019
Andy Johnston
c 50 Pinks over Scruton Saturday 10.30 am.
I would suggest that it is a very late swallow. About 20 years ago I had a swallow at Ripon racecourse in late November and that weekend a handful of others were seen in various parts of the Vale of York. It would appear that there is frequently a late movement.
09:46 14-12-2019
Chris Knight
I have a first hand account of a swallow hanging on at Gt Ayton allotments (father in law saw it twice this week). Can anybody else confirm? Difficult to think of what it might be mistaken for.
20:54 13-12-2019
Gaz Atkinson
Hope this post is allowed.
I still have lots of copies of my Charity Wildlife Calendar available if anyone would like a copy.
Calendars are £10, with ALL profits raised going to a Mental Health Charity.
The charity CALM offer support and raise the awareness of Male Mental Helth issues and in particular Male Suicide.
www.thecalmzone.net
As someone who has battled mental health issues myself for 30 years this is a cause very close to my heart.
All photos are taken by myself and we’re on course to raise over £1000 again this year.
If anyone would like a copy please drop me a message
Many thanks
Gaz
Gazatkinsonphotography@hotmail.com
20:49 13-12-2019
Gaz Atkinson
Barn Owl this morning about 100 yards after leaving Ainderby Steeple
Past the church, on the road to Northallerton. Flew over head.
10:50 12-12-2019
John Rodmell
Two Redwing feeding on the Holly in our garden this morning.
17:52 11-12-2019
barbara crinson
Marfield Wetlands today - highlights:-

Hide 1
1 Pr Marsh Tits, Nuthatch, Little Grebe

Hide 2
1 Pr Willow Tits, 1 Pr Marsh Tits, 6 Lesser Redpolls, GSW,

Hide 3
53 Shelduck
10:17 10-12-2019
AB
Small flock of geese flew above Northallerton High Street at about 7.30pm last night, only heard them, they sounded like they were heading North
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