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19:37 09-05-2020
Gareth Wainwright
A Tawny Owl was being mobbed by several birds at Hutton Magna this morning. At one point a Blackbird left its perch and flew straight into the Owls chest. The Owl did not budge; it just continued to scan the ground before flying off after a couple of minutes.
15:54 09-05-2020
Chris Knight
Spotted Flycatcher in Little Langton this morning. Barn owl hunting at 08:30 and two new sites in Thrintoft for sedge warbler.
16:48 08-05-2020
Pair of spotted flycatcher in woodland near bottom of Hudswell steps, good to see them back to this regular territory.
23:16 07-05-2020
Steve Clough
Swifts have now reached Gunnerside. Garden Warbler added to in garden list
22:19 07-05-2020
Barbara Crinson
8 Redstarts found on my bike loop yesterday, 6th May - route being Richmond, Ravensworth Road, the lane north of Washton, Hartforth Lane, Gilling West, Skeeby back to Richmond. Good numbers of Whitethroats, Yellowhammers, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs on route.
Today, 8.30a.m. during a quick hop off the bike at Skeeby Bridge, I counted 20 Sand Martins and saw 5 birds enter different holes. There were none around at noon the previous day!
20:15 07-05-2020
Mel Redfearn
Reed bunting seen in woods between Catterick Village and old A1, a first for me around here.
18:27 07-05-2020
Chris Knight
At last, my first swift over Thrintoft. Also hobby and wheatear.

More generally, unprecedented numbers of whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, blackcap, garden warbler and linnet.
20:58 06-05-2020
Stephen H
Whinchat up near the moor was a welcome visitor at Hudswell today, with the other usual quality birds also around, Cuckoo, Pied flycatcher, Redstart, Redpoll, Garden warbler, Jay, Buzzard, Tree pipit, Blackcap, Kestrel, Skylark, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Meadow pipit, Red-legged partridge, WWs, CCs, Tree sparrow, Song thrush, Mistle thrush, GSW
14:58 06-05-2020
Mel Redfearn
First swift seen today over Catterick Village and garden warbler seen in fields on Sat.
14:34 06-05-2020
Tony Seddon
Bolton on Swale pond, couple of Reed Warblers for the first time this year (maybe!)
20:13 05-05-2020
Gareth W
A morning bike ride from Caldwell. 3 Lesser Whitethroats were singing from the hedges, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Dunlin. Yesterday I found my first Garden Warbler of the year on my patch.
19:08 05-05-2020
Lesser whitethroat singing in hedge on Trust field south of Calfhall Wood (Hudswell Woods) this morning. Still there this evening at end of Brokes Lane.
10:16 05-05-2020
Jackie Fallows
At last - 2 swifts above house at 9.55am.
08:40 05-05-2020
John Rodmell
Borrowby, 10 Swifts over the village this morning 08-30,House martins arrived on Saturday 2nd of May.
22:09 04-05-2020
Geoff Robertson
Common sandpiper on the Tees at Blackwell tonight on my evening dog walk.
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