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16:35 07-12-2019
Ian Webster
A66/Smallways turn off. 1dead Barn Owl unfortunately.
16:28 29-11-2019
Jackie Fallows
Amazing starling murmuration 3.45pm over fields south of South Otterington. Estimated10-20,000 birds, possibly going to roost somewhere near Kirby Wiske. Houses obscured better view.
12:41 20-11-2019
Smallways Lake: 9 Pink-footed Geese and a Stonechat.
13:44 19-11-2019
John and Norma
Borrowby,circa 160 Pinkfoot Geese flying North-west at 13-15 today.
16:37 17-11-2019
Gareth W
3 Whooper Swans flew over Aldbrough St John this afternoon, it looked like they were heading towards Cleasby Lake.
19:13 16-11-2019
Mike Wood
Flocks of c400 Golden Plover and c250 Lapwings put up by a Peregrine over Catterick A1 Junction 52 at about 3.20pm this afternoon.
14:22 16-11-2019
Nick Morgan
14 Whoopers south-east over Ainderby Steeple
16:40 13-11-2019
Gareth W
A Peregrine falcon flew over Smallways this afternoon.
13:04 13-11-2019
Gaz Atkinson
Pair of Barn Owl ons service road between Marne barracks and leeming last night.
09:35 13-11-2019
David Miller
Feldom ranges this morning. One buzzard, six black grouse displaying in a field
16:54 11-11-2019
Several grey hen above Hudswell this morning, feeding on haws by the road.
19:30 10-11-2019
Lucy Woodward
A Little Egret in Barton at the ford bridge at approx 3.30pm
09:59 10-11-2019
David Miller
Feldom ranges 08.00 this morning. Three red legged partridge. Two black grouse displaying in a field.
13:36 08-11-2019
Richard Stephenson
Bolton on Swale gp Work has finally began, tree felling at the eastern end still plenty of birds 5 Whoopers ,Common Scoter, 4 Egytian geese, plus good numbers waterfowl .No sign of the Slavonian grebe,(apparently been on tankred gp for 1 week)
18:36 05-11-2019
Barbara Crinson
Last light at Bolton-on-Swale lake - 40 Cormorants at roost and some were still arriving. 3 Little Egrets joined them. Murmuration in view from hide, direction of Kiplin, approx 15,000 birds. 3 Jays also arrived at last light into the trees to the right of the hide.
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