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17:15 22-09-2020
Cattle Egret at Bolton-on-swale 17.00
11:24 22-09-2020
Gareth W
A Red Kite was at Smalllways this morning.
08:26 21-09-2020
Mike Wood
Chiffchaff singing in our garden in Melsonby on Saturday morning and again this morning.
10:12 18-09-2020
Gareth W
A single Water Rail was seen at Smallways Lake this morning. The last time I saw this species at this site was 2004.
10:47 16-09-2020
Gareth W
Smallways Lake, 5 Pink-footed Geese.
10:29 15-09-2020
David Miller
Feldom ranges and Helwith. Five black grouse displaying, good views of covey of grey partridge, three buzzard. Numerous jays, and two green woodpeckers, and a pair of stonechat.
19:24 14-09-2020
Jackie Fallows
100+ hirundines SE over the house 17.45-18.25. Mostly house martins, but a few swallows in there too. The majority were very high and only visible through binoculars.
18:39 14-09-2020
Nick Morgan
Marsh Harrier over the garden heading south-west. First Ainderby record since 1943!
10:03 13-09-2020
Nick Morgan
Two Swifts over the house this morning
17:29 12-09-2020
Michael Anderson
Hobby seen flying over the village of Hunton between catterick and bedale.
17:56 06-09-2020
David Miller
Feldom Ranges this morning, numerous kestrels noted, one buzzard on post by the side of the road. Helwith, swallows preparing to migrate, and two green woodpecker's
14:31 05-09-2020
Chris Knight
Redstart, Spotted Fly and Common Sandpiper passing through Thrintoft today.

Also: steady stream of Meadow Pipits passing over in ones and threes; large flock of Mistle Thrush; multiple Kingfisher sightings after a poor year for them
10:10 05-09-2020
Gary h
Barn owl on Northallerton side of bedale bypass this morning
22:09 03-09-2020
Michael Stamp
Red Kite over the top of Sleegill, Richmond, 14:55
19:53 03-09-2020
Gareth W
A Merlin female/juv was hunting at Smallways Lake this afternoon.
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