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08:20 28-06-2021
Chris Knight
Cuckoo calling in Thrintoft. A late record for these parts!
18:38 16-06-2021
Ian Webster
18.00hrs. Osprey over Leyburn.
20:39 13-06-2021
John G
Bolton on Swale Reserve this evening: Hobby hunting over the lake and the adjacent fields, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler both singing, Little Egret, about 18 Cormorant Nests many with big youngsters, about 600 Grey Lag Geese and 80 Canadas with many goslings. On the next gravel pit to the North, 2 Avocets.
19:59 03-06-2021
Gareth W
A Hobby was hunting Martins near Caldwell early this morning. We also have a calling Cuckoo which first appeared on the 1st June. The first for several years.
10:29 02-06-2021
At least 2 Nightjar calling at the Stang last night, churring started about 10:00. Plenty of Woodcock action too.
19:20 31-05-2021
Lesser whitethroat in several uncut hedges around Hudswell - the perks of an uncut hedge, so valuable and so simple!
09:50 31-05-2021
Spoonbill still at Thorpe Farm 7.30am
09:38 29-05-2021
Nick Morgan
Just had a report of Quail calling at Whitwell
12:05 28-05-2021
Smallways Lake, the first Avocet family with one chick. The sitting Curlew has 3 newly hatched young with a possible 4th still being brooded.
10:17 26-05-2021
Gareth Wainwright
Smallways Lake, 4 Common Tern
16:22 24-05-2021
Nick Morgan
My wife just had a Red Kite low over Morton on Swale bridge, heading upstream
18:59 23-05-2021
Sylvia Brennan
Single Avocet, 4 juv Ringed Plover with parent and a common Sandpiper on one of the gravel pits at Scorton this lunchtime.
15:55 20-05-2021
Caldwell, Garden Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher.
06:30 19-05-2021
Mel Redfearn
Barningham moors, grey partridge, skylark and lots of mistle thrushes. Also heard a cuckooo, first for years and only 2nd sighting of grey partridge.
08:07 18-05-2021
Ian Webster
Near Middleham. 1Nightjar churring , Woodcock, Cuckoo and Barn Owl.
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