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10:20 31-12-2021
Lucy Woodward
the flock of 40 swans were in the usual field yesterday at Uckerby (in between Moulton and Scorton) 3pm..field is on the west side of the road and the swans are easily visible
20:24 28-12-2021
Smallways Lake, c 140 Pink-footed Geese flew East over the lake this afternoon.
16:44 21-12-2021
Tim Burton
Cleasby Lake this afternoon.
Common Chiffchaff. Also of note, Woodcock and 8 Pochard.
11:20 17-12-2021
John G
Very quiet at Smallways yesterday but nice flock of 260 Lapwings and 17 Curlews. Usual Greylags, teal, mallard and 6 wigeon. Buzzard displaying over adjacent copse.
11:49 11-12-2021
Nick Morgan
Peregrine and Green Sandpiper at Morton on Swale
11:45 13-10-2021
John G
Passage of Redwings yesterday and today in first 2 hours of daylight, flocks of upto 30.
19:49 07-08-2021
Gareth W
Last Friday morning a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling at Smallways.
18:33 05-08-2021
Mike Wood
After more than twenty years of living in Melsonby, we have just had our first-ever Nuthatch in the garden this evening. They are firmly established in the Holme and Tees valleys to the south and north of Melsonby (around Hartforth and Piercebridge for example), but this is maybe an indication of a minor extension to their range.
15:31 01-08-2021
Smallways Lake: Marsh Harrier, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, 8 Avocet, Black Godwit, Dunlin, LR Plover with 2 juv, c23 Curlew, 7 Oystercatcher and a Ruff.
20:27 18-07-2021
Mike Wood
Hobby hunting over fields south-west of Aldbrough St John this evening.
07:18 13-07-2021
Yesterday at Smallways, Black-tailed Godwit 8, Green and Wood Sandpipers.
19:55 11-07-2021
Gareth W
Smallways Lake, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a Dunlin.
21:19 04-07-2021
Tim Burton
Helwith/Shaw Beck.
Green Woodpecker x 2 adults and 1 juvenile, Redstart x male & female and 3 juveniles, Spotted Flycatcher x 4, Red Kite x 1.
Also Dark Green Fritillary x 1.
17:31 30-06-2021
Smallways Lake: Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, LR Plover and 2 Redshank. The 4 remaining Avocet chicks are doing well.
08:37 28-06-2021
Chris Knight
…and now a turtle dove! It’s like a summer 50 years ago!
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