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2007 Bird News Reports Archive
January 01/01/07 : Female Ring-necked Parakeet still present at Acklam Hall today. It is usually present in the line of trees on the north side of the grounds adjacent to Mill Hill playing fields, but can be very mobile. The roost hole it is currently using is in an isolated Scotch Pine 50 yards west of the electric sub-station. A male was still present during December but covers a huge range. I only saw it twice during December, last on the 26th (Martyn Sidwell)
Kingfisher in Saltburn Valley Gardens (seaward end) this pm, also Treecreeper and Marsh Tit (GX Megson)
Greenland White-fronted Goose, 15 Barnacle Geese and 2 Peregrines in the Back Saltholme area this afternoon. 30 Twite on the Brinefields viewable from the Long Drag (South end) this afternoon. 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese 300 yards to the west of the Creek Bridge this am (Richard Taylor)
Yellow-legged Gull by Tees Barrage this morning showing well, and Buzzard over A174 near the Cross Keys (DaveR)
Greenland White-front, 15 Barnacles and 6 Pink-feet all on Back Saltholme, 1 Merlin at Greatham Creek, 2 Med Gulls (1ad + 2w) at Newburn Sewer and Green Sand in the usual spot at Portrack roundabout ( Colin Dodsworth)
At 10.30am - Urlay Nook - Short-eared Owl perched on fence post. Male and female Bullfinch, Redwing and Fieldfares in bushes nearby (Sylvia Brennan)
20 Snow Buntings at Seaton Snook (Paul)

02/0107 : Velvet Scoter with Common Scoter flock off the Stray Redcar; 15 Snow Buntings on the beach at South Gare mid-morning (DaveR)
Belasis Hall Tech Park : 146 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag Geese, 2 Gadwall, c10 Tufted Duck, c10 Mallard, 5 Pochard plus numerous Common and Black-headed Gulls (Julie Mason)
Hawfinch by the White House at Hutton plus 19 Siskin. 31 Snow Bunting at Cowbar in the stubble. 2+ Velvet Scoter off Saltburn/Marske and 1+ G.N.Diver in rough seas and Med Gull (up to 4 GND and 2 BTD in recent weeks). 1 Lesser Redpoll Birk Brow Woods. Ring-necked Parakeet, female around the Scots Pine by the Electricity Sub-station at Acklam Hall, very vocal at ca 3.00pm (Richard Taylor)

03/01/06 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton : ad at Tees Barrage

03/01/06 : Snow Bunting, Seaton Snook : 26 nr North Gare; ad Mediterranean Gull on Seaton Common, plus Little Egret

03/01/06 : Hawfinch, Hutton Village : by white house

03/01/06 : Mandarin Duck, Middlesbrough : on the lake at Albert Park this morning

03/01 : Seaton Common. Usual suspects here with a Little Egret in the first runner on the N. side; a Merlin (probably imm. male) hunting the Common and tip; and an adult Med. Gull. Amongst the thousands of Gulls here a virtually pure albino Black Headed Gull caused a bit of a stir! (Alex Cruikshanks)
Adult Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage this afternoon with Kingfisher on Water Course. 4 Red-breasted Merganser on River Tees at Portrack Marsh plus Redpoll (presumed Lesser) and Bullfinch (Gary Sharples)
Mandarin Duck on Albert Park lake Middlesbrough this morning (GR)

04/01/07 : 15 Barnacle Geese and 6 Pink-feet still on Back Saltholme this morning (DaveR)
Zinc Works Road : Water Rail in ditch next to first lay-by. Can't understand why it would want to share that ditch with beer cans, children's toys, unwanted presents and other rubbish dumped by thoughtless people (Neil H)

05/01/07 : Great Northern Diver, Saltburn : three offshore; also Black-throated Diver, Velvet Scoter and Scaup

05/01/07 : 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Coatham Marsh 10 a.m. today, 1 Med Gull on beach near Majuba Road car park Redcar at lunchtime (Ian Elcoate)
Ringtail Hen Harrier in the Dimmingdale/Scaling area today. At least 1 Long-tailed Duck still there and 11 Pink-footed Geese, one of which had orange bare parts! Black-throated and 2-3 Great Northern Divers off Saltburn this p.m., along with a male Scaup and at least 1 Velvet Scoter with the Common Scoter flock, all birds just to the North of Saltburn (Richard Taylor)

06/01/07 : Black Guillemot, South Gare : off end of breakwater until 13:09 at least

06/01/07 : Great Northern Diver, Saltburn : 15 offshore between Saltburn and Redcar; also Black-throated Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebes, Red-necked Grebe, Velvet Scoter and Long-tailed Duck all this afternoon

06/01/07 : Black Guillemot showing well just offshore at end of the breakwater at South Gare at 1.45pm. Also Red-throated Diver, Shag, Red-breasted Merganser, Guillemot, Razorbill and Purple Sandpiper (Gary Sharples)
Seal Sands this afternoon : 4 Red-throated Divers, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Eiders and 341 Shelducks. Also a Little Egret was in the tidal pool near Greatham Creek (Julie Mason)
South Gare (15:50) : flock of 20+ Snow Buntings on beach. R.T. diver, Guillemot and Razorbill off breakwater close in (Sylvia Brennan)
Unprecedented numbers of Great Northern Divers off the coast between Redcar and Saltburn today, with up to 15 present (combined observer total). Also 2 Black-throated and several Red-throated Divers present, plus a Red-necked Grebe off 'The Ship' at Saltburn. The first-winter Black Guillemot at South Gare was a stunner and gave excellent close-range views. At Scaling Dam: 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 6 Pink-footed Geese and a perched adult Goshawk for ca 5 minutes late afternoon (Ted Parker)
As well as the species mentioned by Ted there were 2 Slavonian Grebes on the sea just to the north of Saltburn and a Velvet Scoter and drake Long-tailed Duck with the Common Scoter there (Richard Taylor)

07/01/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult at Tees Barrage (08:45)

07/01/07 : Black-throated Diver, Saltburn : from the west end of the promenade; also Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Velvet Scoter and 50 Common Scoter (09:30)

07/01/07 : Great Northern Diver, Saltburn : still off the pier with Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, adult Mediterranean Gull and 2 Velvet Scoter (12:30)

07/01/07 : Mediterranean Gull, Saltburn : on the top promenade at the end of Amber Street (14:40)

07/01/07 : Black Guillemot, South Gare : just south of end of breakwater (until 15:30 at least)

07/01/07 : Black Guillemot showing well at South Gare (09.00) (DaveR)
South Gare (early pm.) Flock of Snow Buntings still present around beach, 2 Purple Sandpipers on breakwater, and Black Guillemot close in along with Guillemots and Razorbill and R.T. Diver. 4 Mergansers, 8 Sanderlings in bay. S.E. Owl hunting near golf course. Marske - Bydales college playing fields (15.30 approx.) : 70 Golden Plover along with few hundred Lapwings (Sylvia Brennan)
Little Egret at Seaton Common, Red-necked Grebe, Razorbill and 2 Velvet Scoter between North Gare and Seaton. 2 Slavs at Saltburn, 16 Barnacle Geese at Back Saltholme and a Dark-bellied Brent Goose on Seal Sands (Colin Dodsworth)

08/01/07 : Purple Sandpiper, South Gare : four

08/01/07 : Great Northern Diver, Saltburn : two off the Ship pub with a Red-necked Grebe and a Slavonian Grebe

08/01/07 : Black Guillemot, South Gare : first-winter off the end below the lighthouse; also 28 Snow Bunting on the beach (14:00)

08/01/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : showing well at Tees Barrage

08/01/07 : 10:00am-11:30am South Gare - Black Guillemot 25m from pier, Purple Sandpiper (5), Rock Pipit (2), Razorbill, Guillemot (4). On beach Snow Bunting (23), Merlin (often settling on the beach/dunes/telegraph wires), Peregrine, Reed Bunting (4), Linnet c.20, Sanderling (9), Bar-tailed Godwit, RB Merganser (7), Cormorant 20+ (Ian Forrest)
Black Guillemot still present at South Gare today 12.50pm at least off the end of the breakwater (Martyn Sidwell)
Yellow-legged Gull - adult at Tees Barrage today at its usual spot (sat on the top of the light at the entrance to the small navigation lock at the base of the south side of the barrage) (Colin Dodsworth)

09/01/07 : Black Guillemot, South Gare : 1st-winter at end of breakwater below lighthouse (10:55)

10/01/07 : Ring-necked Duck, Hemlington : drake on Hemlington Lake (09:45)

10/01/07 : Black Guillemot, South Gare : showing below the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater (10:20)

10/01/07 : Long-eared Owl, between Dorman's Pool and Reclamation Pond : in Silver Birch

10/01/07 : Little Egret, Greatham Creek : in the channel near the car park

10/01/07 : South Gare (10:00) - Black Guillemot still present at end of breakwater along with R.T. Diver, Razorbill and 1 Purple Sandpiper. Greatham Creek (12:30 approx.) - Little Egret in channel to south of Greatham Creek near car parking area (Mick Brennan)
Drake Ring-necked Duck at Hemlington Lake still at 1:30pm, also ad Med Gull present (Colin Dodsworth)
Yellow-legged Gull at Teesside Barrage. Ring-necked Duck at Hemlington Lake. Black Guillimot, c 20 Snow Bunting, 2 RTDivers & 2 Purple Sandpipers at South Gare. 14 Barnacle Geese & 10+ Pintail at Back Saltholme. Merlin north of Zinc Works Road (DaveB)

11/01/07 : Ring-necked Duck, Hemlington : no sign of drake on Hemlington Lake

11/01/07 : Black Guillemot, South Gare : present off breakwater; also Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver plus 30+ Snow Bunting on Beach. Access road partially flooded at that time (11:15)

11/01/07 : For those that have missed the news, the Eagle Owl is now around Middlesbrough station and is making the national news. A couple of links are:- http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007010449,00.html http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/news/tm_headline=flighty-owl-still-on-the-prowl-in-town-centre%26method=full%26objectid=18429205%26siteid=109975-name_page.html (Jamie Duffie)

12/01/07 : Black Guillemot, South Gare : off the end of the breakwater this morning

12/01/07 : No sign of Ring-necked Duck this afternoon at Hemlington Lake (DaveR)

13/01/07 : Great Northern Diver, Saltburn; also Red-necked Grebe, 2 Velvet Scoters, and Black-throated Diver

13/01/07 : Ring-necked Duck, Hemlington : drake on Hemlington Lake

13/01/07 : Long-tailed Duck, Scaling Dam Reservoir : 1w (15:00)

13/01/07 : Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver. Red-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe and 2 Velvet Scoters off Saltburn this morning. Ring-necked Duck Hemlington Lake 12.00 (G.Randall)
Merlin and pair of Stonechats at Zinc Works Road, lunchtime (Keith Ryan)
Green Sandpiper at Portrack Roundabout this morning; Dipper in the stream at Saltburn and a Stonechat by the Ship Inn there. Six Pink-feet at Saltholme (Graeme Joynt)

14/01/07 : Red-necked Grebe, off North Gare (13:30)

14/01/07 : Yellow-legged Gull showing well at Tees Barrage this morning, with 2 Jack Snipes and a Stonechat on Portrack Marsh. Merlin and Little Egret by Zinc Works Road at 11.45 (G.Randall)
Ring-necked Parakeet at Acklam Hall late morning; also Great Spotted Woodpecker showing well (Julie Mason)
Ring necked Parakeet being pursued by Common Gull, Hartburn,11:00 (Frank Bailey)

15/01/07 : Yellow-legged Gull still at Tees Barrage (2:00pm) (Ian Forrest)

16/01/07 : Ring-necked Duck, Hemlington : drake on Hemlington Lake (11:15)

16/01/07 : Kingfisher on north side of the River Tees just above the barrage (12.30); 64 Greylags flying north over Tees Barrage (12.45) (Andrew Donnison)
Black-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver and 2 Great Northern Divers off Saltburn this afternoon (Ben Taylor)
Seaton Snook (13:30-14:30) - Grey Plover 10, Red Knot c.150, Redshank c.20, Ringed Plover 3, Sanderling 7, Red-breasted Merganser c.20, Eider c.20, Cormorant c.20, Eurasian Wigeon c.50, Stonechat 2 (Ian Forrest)
A single Water Pipit showed very well on the pipeline near Haverton Hole this afternoon; Yellow-legged Gull still at Tees Barrage; 5 Pink-footed and 16 Barnacle Geese on Back Saltholme (Ted Parker)

17/01/07 : Little Gull, Redcar : adult on the beach this afternoon; also 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull

17/01/07 : Mediterranean Gull, South Gare : adult on the beach this afternoon

17/01/07 : Water Pipit, Haverton Hole : two by Haverton Hole Ponds in the gully by the pipeline at the roadside

17/01/07 : Barnacle Goose, Saltholme Pools : 16 with Pink-footed Geese and Greylag Geese at Back Saltholme Pool this morning

17/01/07 : Adult Mediterranean Gull at Hemlington lake at 12:15 (Eric James)

19/01/07 : Ring-necked Duck, Hemlington : drake on Hemlington Lake this morning; also adult Mediterranean Gull

19/01/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : 2 flew over (15:35)

19/01/07 : 2 Snow Buntings at Seaton Sands this afternoon (Mike Leakey)
2 Waxwings flew over my garden at Skelton at 3.35 this afternoon (Damian Money)
Ring-necked Duck and adult Mediterranean Gull still at Hemlington Lake late afternoon (Mark Rowbottom)

20/01/07 : Waxwing, Stockton-on-Tees : 5 flew over Tees Barrage towards Thornaby (15:05); White-fronted Goose on Saltholme Pools

20/01/07 : Male Peregrine, and White-fronted, Pink-footed and Barnacle Geese on Saltholme this morning (Keith Ryan)
Water Pipit showing well on the pipe line at Haverton this morning; also 2 Grey Partridges (DaveR)
Kingfisher at Portrack Marsh (Liam Tumilty)
The Yellow-legged Gull was still at Tees Barrage and a single Water Pipit was at the pipe line, near Haverton. A single White–fronted Goose, four Pink–footed Geese and at least seven Barnacle Geese were amongst good numbers of Greylag Geese and Canada Geese at Back Saltholme. All the usual wildfowl were present, but no sign of any Ruddy Ducks (DaveB)

21/01/07 : Greenland White-fronted Goose, Back Saltholme Pool; also 17 Barnacle Geese and 4 Pink-footed Geese

21/01/07 : Purple Sandpiper, Hartlepool : c 48 on Headland (and Velvet Scoter past south), and 65 at Newburn (15:00)

21/01/07 : Kingfisher, Yellow-legged Gull, Shelduck, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal, Lapwing, Redshank, Reed Bunting at Portrack Marsh (Dave Watt)
Adult Mediterranean Gull, 28 Great Crested Grebes and 65 Purple Sandpipers at Newburn roost (15:00) (Steve Keightley)
2 Goosanders off South Gare Redcar 12:30 - 13:10
Hartlepool Headland (afternoon) : Red-throated Diver (1), Eider (30+), Common Scoter (35+), Sanderling (20+), Oystercatcher (30+) and Common Redshank (10+) were seen from Marine Drive. A single Velvet Scoter was seen flying south at this location. No fewer than 48 Purple Sandpipers were between the first two breakwaters. Shag (1), Cormorant (2), Knot (30+), Turnstone (40+), Rock Pipit (1) and Pied Wagtail (2) were also there. Gulls present included Black–headed Gull (100+), Common Gull (10+), Herring Gull (30+) and Great Black–backed Gull (30+) (DaveB)
North Gare (11:00) : 4 Red-throated Divers, 6 Common Scoters, and a male Long-tailed Duck. Small male Merlin on the rocks briefly before flying towards S.Gare (Alex Cruikshanks)

22/01/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : flew over Torver Way (16:06)

22/01/07 : At 12.45, Adult Yellow-legged Gull and Little Grebe at Tees Barrage (Andrew Donnison)
Female Ring-necked Parakeet by the main gate at Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool, this afternoon (Graeme Joynt)
Single Waxwing flew over my garden at Skelton at 4.06pm (Damian Money)

23/01/07 : Little Auk, Hartlepool : two north past Hartlepool Headland; also Long tailed Duck and 4 Brent Geese between 09:00 and 11:00

23/01/07 : Iceland Gull, South Gare : 3rd-winter flew north (10:50)

23/01/07 : Zinc Works Road : Stonechat and unknown bunting 3pm (NGH)

24/01/07 : Ring-necked Duck, Hemlington: drake and adult Mediterranean Gull on the Lake this morning

24/01/07 : Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit (8-10), Goldfinch (3), numerous Great Tit, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Yellowhammer, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Robin at feeding station (NGH)

25/01/07 : 25 Great Crested Grebes off Newburn today; 30 Pintails on Back Saltholme and an adult Peregrine (Ted Parker)

26/01/07 : Ring-necked Duck, Hemlington : drake on Hemlington Lake this morning; also adult Mediterranean Gull

26/01/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Harlepool : 3 at Ward Jackson Park

26/01/07 : Ring-necked Duck at Hemlington Lake in morning; also Mediterranean Gull (DaveR)
Peregrine over my garden at Skelton (Damian Money)
At Seaton Snook : Great Northern Diver, 43 Twite (Mike Corner)

27/01/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : three in Ward Jackson Park

27/01/07 : Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage this morning (DaveR)
Pair of Stonechats on brambles between Marske and Saltburn; a Grey Wagtail bottom end of Saltburn Beck (Gordon Douglas)
Female Blackcap in my garden at Skelton (Damian Money)
At Scaling Dam : 2 Long-tailed Ducks still (Mike Corner)
Up to 5 Corn Buntings around the stubble field just off the A19 just east of the Dalton Lodge pub and 2 Common Buzzards over the wood on the west side of the A19 there. 4+ Mealy Redpolls at Cowpen Bewley with Lesser Redpolls and Goldfinches. Go through the gate, past the feeders and follow the track for 200 yards, past the ponds, through another gate to view the Alders between the 2 tracks. 3 Ring-necked Parakeets at Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool, 2 Pale-bellied Brents on Greatham Creek, up to 5 Little Egrets roosting at Rossmere Park Hartlepool recently and both Greenland Whitefront and Barnacle Geese on Back Saltholme this pm (Richard Taylor)

28/01/07 : Pink-footed Goose, Saltholme Pools : 2 at Back Saltholme Pool (09:45)

28/01/07 : Green Sandpiper, Portrack Marsh : in a ditch near to Portrack roundabout (11:20)

28/01/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult near to the sluice gate of the Tees Barrage (11:30)

28/07/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : 3 (2 females and 1 male) at Ward Jackson Park in trees opposite the Clock Tower Gate (15:20)

28/01/07 : Water Pipit, Haverton Hole : by pools near pipe

28/01/07 : Common Redpoll, Cowpen Bewley : at least 5 Mealy Redpolls in alders between two tracks, past the ponds beyond feeders

28/01/07 : Cowpen Bewley woodland park : big pond : 2 Goldeneyes, Moorhens, Coots, Mallards. In the feeding station part : 5+ Long-tailed Tits, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Blue Tits, Coal Tits, Great Tits, Robins, Yellowhammers, Chaffinches (Philip Tumilty)
At 9:00am Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool - 3 Ring-necked Parakeets investigating and cleaning out old nest holes; 11:00am at Seaton Snook : Twite (30); 12:30 at Fire Station Pool - Green Sandpiper (1+), another at Portrack Roundabout (Ian Forrest)
Yellow-legged Gull on usual lamp post at Tees Barrage. Good views of Water Pipit at Haverton - either side of the road by the pipeline. Adult Peregrine having a go at a Shelduck Back Saltholme. 2nd winter Med Gull and 21 Great Crested Grebes at Newburn. Pair of Stonechats halfway down Zinc Works Road. All a.m. (Mark Rowbottom)
3+ Mealy Redpolls with Lesser Redpolls and Goldfinches at Cowpen Bewley nature reserve this morning (DaveR)
Female Ring-necked Parakeet at Ward Jackson Park at 1:30 along with escaped Ringed Teal on the pond. 5 Pink-feet at Saltholme, 39 Great Crested Grebes off Newburn and 2 Corn Buntings in the stubble field behind Dalton Lodge off the A19 (Colin Dodsworth)

29/01/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : 3 at Ward Jackson Park

29/01/07 : Water Pipit, Haverton Hole : in gully by pipeline at roadside

29/01/07 : Common Redpoll, Cowpen Bewley : at least 5 Mealy Redpolls in alders between two tracks, past the ponds beyond feeders

29/01/07 : Green Sandpiper at Cowpen Bewley WP 8.30 am today - on stream that flows under humpback bridge (Julie Hogg)

30/01/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : three in Ward Jackson Park (12:15)

30/01/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Tees Barrage : by the lock

30/0107 : 2 Water Rails by Long Drag, near barred gate; also Greenshank (Graham Walters)
150 Pink-footed Geese flew north over Seaton Carew at 1:10pm (Steve Keightley)

31/01/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : three in Ward Jackson Park

31/01/07 : Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls just up river from the Barrage yesterday (Colin Dodsworth)

February 01/02/07 : Water Pipit, Haverton Hole : 2

01/02/07 : Mediterranean Gull, Newburn : 2w at outfall

01/02/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Portrack Marsh : adult still at Tees Barrage

01/02/07 : 3 Ring-necked Parakeets at Ward Jackson Park at 8.30am today, around Clock Tower entrance off Park Avenue and in trees opposite (Julie Hogg)
Bar-tailed Godwit (5), Seal Sands, low tide 09:30 (Graham Walters)
Green Sandpiper at Cowpen Bewley by the humpback bridge (Mark Rowbottom)
At Sleddale today: a Common Buzzard being mobbed by a Raven (not in the County, I'm afraid, but less than 1km from the boundary). Also a Common Buzzard over the moor just to the east of 'The Jolly Sailor' pub this afternoon (Ted Parker)

02/02/07 : Snow Bunting, South Gare : 20 on beach showing well (14:00)

02/02/07 : Red-necked Grebe, Hartlepool : off the Headland just north of Heugh Pier (15:00)

02/02/07 : Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage this afternoon (DaveR)
No sign of the Raven (or anything, for that matter) at Sleddale this afternoon (Ted Parker)
At 15:00, Red-necked Grebe at H'Pool Headland, just North of Heugh Pier (Chris Brown)

03/02/07 : Red-necked Grebe, Hartlepool : off the Headland (16:00)

04/02/07 : White-fronted Goose, Haverton Hole : with Greylags and Canada Geese and 17 Barnacle Geese. View southeast towards Saltholme

04/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : briefly on Torver Way, then flew off at 10:10

04/02/07 : 20 Whooper Swans northwards past Seaton Common; also female Merlin present. Yellow-legged Gull at the Barrage (W Irvine)
Single Waxwing present briefly this morning in Skelton and then flew off over my house at 10.10 (Damian Money)
Red-necked Grebe still just north of Heugh Breakwater 4.00 p.m.(Chris Sharp)
3 Red-necked Grebes and 2 Black-throated Divers offshore between Marske and Redcar (Gordon Douglas)

05/02/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees adult still at the Tees Barrage

05/02/07 : Red-necked Grebe still just north of Heugh pier at Headland first light. At least one Water Pipit at Haverton Hole 9.20 am (Julie Hogg)
Single Waxwing, high over Skelton at 11.45 (Damian Money)
A female Goshawk flew low over Hutton Gate this morning (from the direction of Guisborough Forest). At Birk Brow, a flock of finches included at least 30 Goldfinches, 10 Chaffinches and 10 Redpolls, of which 3 were Mealies. The flock was feeding by the road in the Larch plantation just after the radio mast this afternoon (Ted Parker)

06/02/07 : Hawfinch, Hutton Village still in large tree at entrance to Hutton Hall with The White House written on it (10:00)

06/02/07 : Hawfinch, Hutton Village no sign near the entrance to Hutton Hall early afternoon (12:50)

06/02/07 : 11:00am at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - Blackcap female, Goldeneye drake and two females, Green Sandpiper on weir above wooden bridge at end of boardwalk, Lesser Redpoll (5), Grey Wagtail. Redwing 300+ Fieldfare 150+ (Ian Forrest)
Hawfinch at Hutton Gate this morning in the large tree at the entrance to Hutton Hall (with 'The White House' written on it). At Birk Brow, no sign of the main finch flock this morning but 2 Siskins present in the Larch plantation by the road (Ted Parker)

07/02/07 : White-fronted Goose, Saltholme Pools and 21 Barnacle Geese still present at Back Saltholme

09/02/07 : Whooper Swans (7) heading NW over Cowpwen Bewley Woodland Park c.10:00am ( Ian Forrest)

10/02/07 : A Woodcock flew over Victoria Park today whilst Pools were defeating top of the table Walsall 3-1 (Chris Sharp)

11/02/07 : Waxwing, Billingham : by the old A19/A689 roundabout but flew towards Marsh House Avenue (12:55)

11/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : c.30 by the railway bridge on Saltburn Lane but mobile (16:15)

11/02/07 : White-fronted Goose, Back Saltholme in evening; also 14 Barnacle Geese and 6 Pink-footed Geese

11/02/07 : Great Northern Diver, South Gare

11/02/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : 3 in Ward Jackson Park

11/02/07 : 1 Mealy and 3 Lesser Redpolls at Cowpen Bewley CP by the railway line, also c300 Fieldfares and c500 Redwings. Water Pipit still showing very well at Haverton (Ben Taylor)
Goldeneye and 2 Shovelers on Charlton's Pond Billingham (Anthony Noel Garside)
C.650 Golden Plovers on Bylands School playing field Marske; 1 Great Northern Diver at South Gare; Goosander at Scaling Dam (Mike Corner)
White-fronted Goose, 6 Pinkfeet and 14 Barnacle Geese still present this evening on Back Saltholme; also 2 Peregrines. Short-eared Owl at Cowpen Bewley (Ian Foster)
Male Blackcap in my Saltburn garden (GX Megson)
Barn Owl by the A19 at Elwick at 11pm (Graeme Joynt)

12/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : at least 20 on Saltburn Lane by the railway bridge (09:00)

12/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : 25+ by the railway bridge on Saltburn Lane (10:45)

12/02/07 : At 08:40, about 20 Waxwings in Skelton, on hawthorns on disused railway line, by railway bridge on Saltburn Lane. NZ 664-196; also 25 Redwings (GX Megson)
Above are presumed same 25 Waxwings that were earlier present on Saltburn Lane, flew up Marske Lane and towards Skelton high street at 2.10pm. Please note that the railway line at Skelton is IN USE.Standing here may result in a close view of something larger than a Waxwing !! (Damian Money)
Male and female Blackcap in the garden at Billingham again today - been daily visitors for two weeks now. c.20 Lesser Redpoll, c.20 Siskin, male and female Goldeneye, Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, c.200 Redwing, c.100 Fieldfare at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park (Ian Forrest)

13/02/07 : Great Northern Diver, Seal Sands : 5 birds present from public hide (14:30)

13/02/07 : Long-tailed Duck, Scaling Dam Reservoir : 2 mid-way aong dam by orange buoy (15:30)

13/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : 30 in Skelton Castle/Marske Lane area until mid-afternoon only

13/02/07 : Common Buzzard over R Leven valley near Kirklevington 09:30 (A McLee)
Still around 20 Waxwings around the railway bridge on Saltburn Lane, Skelton this lunchtime (Stewart Hinley)
Until 14:30 at least, 5 Great Northern Divers Seal Sands plus 3 Red-throated Divers (John Crussell)
Approx 30 Waxwings flew low over Marske Lane/Skelton Castle area at 2.45 before heading towards the centre of Skelton (Damian Money)

14/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : 25+ still by the railway bridge on Saltburn Lane

14/02/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : 3 at Tunstall Court opposite Ward Jackson Park ( 14:45)

14/02/07 : Still around 25 Waxwings by railway bridge on Saltburn Lane at Skelton this morning. Female Blackcap in my garden here (Damian Money)
Red-breasted Merganser, Belasis Technology Park (Graham Walters)

15/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : 24 by railway bridge over Saltburn Lane (09:00)

15/02/07 : Presumed same flock of Waxwings again flew up Marske Lane and towards Skelton village at 3.30pm (Damian Money)

16/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : c.20 by the railway bridge on Saltburn Lane (09:00)

16/02/07 : Long-tailed Duck, Scaling Dam Reservoir : two still (11:30)

16/02/07 : Exactly 30 Waxwings by railway bridge at Skelton at 8.55 this morning; also a Siskin over (Damian Money)

17/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : c.50 by the railway bridge and opposite Hamsterley Way on Saltburn Lane (09:20)

17/02/07 : Mediterranean Gull, Saltburn : adult on lamp post on the Top Promenade (12:45)

17/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : 30 by the railway bridge on Saltburn Lane (13:00)

17/0072 : Snow Bunting, South Gare : 15+ feeding on beach at high tide (15:00)

17/02/07 : 2 Little Owls at Boulby this afternoon (Ben Taylor)
2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Velvet Scoters, 8 Red-throated Divers, 4 Great Crested Grebes all off Marske Chuchyard this afternoon (Ian Boustead)
At 4.30pm Short-eared Owl - Greatham Creek (Sylvia Brennan)
Short-eared Owl at 4.15pm Saltholme Pond opposite Fire Station and then by Dormans Pool. Further Short-eared Owl at 5.00pm at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park (Ian Forrest)

18/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : c.30 still on Saltburn Lane by the railway bridge (08:25)

18/02/07 : Snow Bunting, South Gare : 19+ drinking and bathing in puddles in the car parking area (12:30)

18/02/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult at the Tees Barrage

18/02/07 : The Waxwings again present at the railway bridge at Skelton this morning also a group of 7 Fulmars circled over at 8.25 (Damian Money)
Buzzard flying over Guisborough 14:20 (Ian Elcoate)
Yellow-legged Gull Tees Barrage 9.15am, Kingfisher Portrack Marsh 9.25am (Phil Kerr)
At 4pm, 23 Snow Buntings still present on beach at South Gare along with numerous Sanderlings, Redshanks, Dunlins, Turnstones, Ringed Plovers, Oystercatchers, 2 Purple Sandpipers and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and Guillemot on sea (Sylvia Brennan)
2 Short-eared Owls at Cowpen Bewley (4.15) (DaveR)
11 Shags off ConocoPhillips Terminal this afternoon. Short-eared Owl, male Stonechat and three Pinkfeet on Cowpen Marsh. Porpoise in the Tees opposite Smith's Dock (Mike Leakey)

19/02/07 : At 11am - Bridge over R. Tees - Leven Valley : flock of over 30 Siskins and a Treecreeper. Waxwing still present at Skelton but saw only 3 at 12.50. Snow Bunting still showing well at South Gare on beach and drinking in pools at roadside (Sylvia Brennan)
20+ Snow Buntings at the South Gare; also a flock of 300+ Geese flying north, probably Pink-feet but not certain (Ben Taylor)
2 Great Northern Divers close inshore off the rocks at Huntcliff, Saltburn at low tide 1pm (Dave Watt)

20/02/07 : Long Drag, 13:00 : Little Egret, male+female Stonechat (Graham Walters)

21/02/07 : Snow Bunting, South Gare : twenty in car park (14:05)

21/02/07 : 10.15am at Saltholme - 9 Pink-footed Geese, Golden Plover 600+; Dormans pool - 10 Pintails, 1 Ruddy Duck; Zinc Works Rd. - Meadow Pipit, male and female Stonechats and Skylarks; Hartlepool Headland - 2 Red-throated Divers, Red-necked Grebe with Eider and Scoter, Dunlin and Purple Sandpiper, also good views of at least 3 porpoise close in. 1.50pm - Little Egret adjacent to Seal Sands roundabout in ditch close to road. Cowpen Bewley - 2.45pm Short-eared Owl (Sylvia Brennan)
South Gare: 42 Snow Buntings on beach also, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Stock Dove and a Stonechat (Adam Jones)
Little Egret at East Saltholme 17:15 (Anthony Noel Garside)

22/02/07 : Adult male SAKER FALCON found on the Corus Steelworks this morning. It was not wearing Jesses but was fitted with a radio transmitter - clearly an escaped falconers bird. I took it to Kirkleatham Owl Centre at lunchtime (Martyn Sidwell)
Snow Buntings ca 45 at end of South Gare. Waxwings not present at the Skelton location previously cited. Possible 2 Chinese Geese at Scaling Dam but birds wre partially concealed and asleep (A McLee)
At 14:00, Little Egret on Greenabella (Ian Forrest)

23/02/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : two feeding by the small pools in the stubble field (14:03)

23/02/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : three feeding by the small pools in the stubble field (15:09)

23/02/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult on Tees Barrage, showing well at NZ463191 (15:15)

23/02/07 : M & F Stonechat in Church Howle Marske, and F Stonechat Redmar field Marske. G N Diver & 2 Velvet Scoter off St. Germain's Marske (Steve Duke)
Seaton Snook 10:00am-11:30am today : Red-throated Diver 7, Great Northern Diver 4, Snow Bunting 13 (Ian Forrest)
Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage and Golden Plover over further upstream. Kingfisher at Portrack Marsh (Gary Sharples)
At least 7 Bramblings in flock of finches/tits on field edge of Village Wood north of Upleatham at 15:30 (NZ633 196) (Ian Edgar)
At Sleddale this morning Don Page and I had 5 species of raptor, including 3-4 Common Buzzards, a juvenile female Goshawk, an adult Peregrine and a Sparrowhawk, plus a skein of 36 Pink-footed Geese flew NW over. On one occasion, a Common Buzzard, Peregrine and Goshawk were all in the air together. All the raptors, bar the Peregrine, were seen in Cleveland. At Cowbar in the afternoon: 3 Lapland Buntings (including 2 males) were seen from the road by the passing place just before two narrow, parallel lines of ploughed earth with some small pools beyond (the broken line of fencing by the road is a good guide). The birds were seen around the pools and the ploughed areas and were seen very well from the road. It is advisable not to go onto the stubble, as the farmer does not take kindly to this and it will avoid disturbing the birds, which, with patience, will can seen from the road (Ted Parker)
Billingham - Male and female Blackcap in the garden again today - 23 straight days now (Ian Forrest)

24/02/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : five in the meadow north of the stubble viewed from the Cleveland Way

24/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : twenty by the railway bridge on Saltburn Lane (10:04)

24/02/07 : At least 7 Lapland Buntings this morning at Cowbar in the stubble field and the field with the Cleveland Way path running through it ( DaveR)
Ring-necked Parakeet (3) still at Ward Jackson Park this morning, also Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ian Forrest)
At least 26 Waxwings still present on Saltburn Lane at 3.45 pm (Damian Money)

25/02/07 : Purple Sandpiper, Hartlepool : 40 at headland, on rocks by breakwaters mid-morning plus an adult Mediterranean Gull

25/02/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : five in the stubble viewed from the Cleveland Way

25/02/07 : Snow Bunting, South Gare : 21 by car park plus 4 Twite in dunes

25/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : 23 still on Salturn Lane near the railway bridge (15:00)

25/02/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : three still opposite Ward Jackson Park at Tunstall Court

25/02/07 : Great Northern Diver, Seaton Snook : one offshore and adult Mediterranean Gull on the beach at Seaton Carew

25/02/07 : Nothing at Sleddale today in unsuitable weather conditions for raptors. One Brambling still present at Upleatham all day (Ted Parker)
4 Red-breasted Mergansers at Charlton's Pond Billingham (Anthony Noel Garside)
4 Twite by Paddy's Hole, 2 Great Northern Divers in the bay and at least 40 Snow Bunting on the beach at the South Gare this morning (Ben Taylor)
Male Red-breasted Merganser and 2 females, 11.50 at South Gare (Linda Watson)
Whilst watching the Lapland Buntings at Cowbar this morning, 27 Pink-footed Geese flew North (Julie Mason)
Mixed flock of about 30 Lesser Redpolls and Siskins feeding in the the woods around the lake at Poole Hospital Nunthorpe (Mark Rowbottom)
27 Waxwings at Skelton by bridge at 11:00. 2 Lapland Buntings seen at Cowbar at 12:15. 2 Red-throated Divers off Saltburn (GX Megson)

26/02/07 : Snow Bunting, South Gare : c.20 still present this morning on the beach south of Gare

26/02/07 : Velvet Scoter, Marske-by-the-Sea : female off St. Germain's Churchyard (12:00)

26/02/07 : Waxwing, Skelton : 20+ still present (13:00)

26/02/07 : Between the A174 and A19 (Stainton area?), Barn Owl low over the road at 04:45 (Craig Williams)
Little Egret flew across the car park at Seal Sands towards the Creek (what's going on - global warming or what?)!!!! (Anthony Noel Garside)
At 14:55 : at least 30 Linnets in stubble field on road to Coatham Stob along with 84 Stock Doves. Large flock of Redwing in trees opp. Sutton Arms, Elton (Mick Brennan)
Snow Buntings still on beach at South Gare in afternoon. Single female Velvet Scoter off St. Germain's Marske midday. 20+ Waxwings still at Skelton early afternoon. Lapland Buntings not found at Cowbar. 2 Long-Tailed Ducks still at Scaling Dam late afternoon (Graham Shortt)
2 Waxwings at 15:30 at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, in trees half way between car park and the point where the 2 streams meet; also Jack Snipe on Greenabella Marsh (Graeme Joynt)
27 Waxwings near the railway bridge,Skelton at 15:00 (Peter Garbutt)

27/02/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : 3+ in clifftop by Cleveland Way

27/02/07 : Little Egret flew west over Parkview Industrial Estate Hartlepool at 12:30 (Steve D Keightley)
3 Lapland Buntings at Cowbar 09:00 in field with Cleveland Way running through it (Bob Crawford)
3 Velvet Scoters from Marine Drive Hartlepool late afternoon; also 2nd winter Med Gull at Newburn (Mark Rowbottom)

March 01/03/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult still at the Tees barrage (15:00)

01/03/07 : Long-tailed Duck, Seaton Snook : close in at base of Snook with Red-breasted Mergansers NZ534267 (08:40)

01/03/07 : Little Gull, Marske Stray : 1st-winter by the main car park, second day

01/03/07 : Male Long-tailed Duck with Red-breasted Mergansers at Seaton Snook at 8:40am today - close in from base of Snook at NZ534267 (Julie Hogg)
At 08:41, Adult Gannet flying south off Hartlepool Headland (Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford)
Very smart adult summer Med Gull on Seaton Carew beach this morning (Mike Leakey)
Usual adult Yellow-legged Gull at the Tees Barrage - 13.00 (Andrew Donnison)
Some Waxwings still near railway bridge on Saltburn Lane at 2.00 this afternoon. Seen by my wife as she was going shopping ! (Damian Money)
Yellow-legged Gull still at Tees Barrage at 3.0pm today. Ruff and Sparrowhawk at Portrack Marsh (Gary Sharples)

02/03/07 : Snow Bunting, South Gare : 20+ on the beach and car park (15:00)

02/03/07 : Red-necked Grebe off obs. H'pool Headland 10:30 (Chris Brown)
Seaton Snook this morning : 2 Great Northern Divers,10 Snow Buntings; Hartlepool Headland : 1 Red-necked Grebe (Martin Finney)
Full summer plumage Adult Med Gull in Gull roost at Seaton Sands late this afternoon. Full jet black hood, white eyelids, slight pink flush to breast and bright scarlet legs and bill. Fantastic bird! (Mark Rowbottom)

03/03/07 : White-fronted Goose, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme; also 5 Pink-footed Geese and 15 Barnacle Geese (08:30)

03/03/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : six in grass just off the road close to the stubble field (10:45)

03/03/07 : Adult Med Gull flew over Saltburn Pier 08:30 (Gordon Douglas)
The escaped Eagle Owl in Middlesbrough town centre spent the day perched on the building opposite the main entrance to the railway station (Ian Forrest)
Singles of Woodcock & Short-eared Owl at dusk - Cowpen Bewley (SteveE)

04/03/07 : White-fronted Goose, South Gare : on rough ground by blast furnace pool

04/03/07 : Eagle Owl, Middlesbrough : presumed escape, on roof top opposite railway station on Albert Road; has been present around town centre since September 2006 (13:00)

04/03/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult showing well at the Tees Barrage (15:30)

04/03/07 : 5 Lapland Buntings, including 2 males, feeding in muddy area at start of Cleveland Way footpath Cowbar early afternoon. They seem to like this area, perhaps when en route back from crop field (after disturbance?) to the stubble field to the south. Watched from the car at close range (Mark Rowbottom)
Long-tailed Duck (m & f) at Scaling Dam - best viewed from south car park. Adult male Peregrine Falcon at Sleddale in morning (C Bielby et al.)

05/03/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : three in the stubble field by the road this morning

05/03/07 : Male Long-tailed Duck present again at Seaton Snook at 8:40am (NZ534267) (Julie Hogg)
Red-necked Grebe in with a party of 10 Great Crested Grebes at Newburn late afternoon. Also the 2nd winter Med Gull on outfall (Mark Rowbottom)
Still at least 3 Lapland Buntings present at Cowbar today, viewed from the road and favouring the area at the start of the stubble field. Frequently flew off calling but would return again after a short wait. Also 2 Stonechats at Boulby Lodge (Ted Parker)
Common Buzzard circled over Skelton Castle/Skelton at 1.30pm then headed off low SE (Damian Money)
Single Waxwing (1:20 to 1:40 pm) on Saltburn Lane, Skelton (Wayne Richardson)

06/03/07 : Drake Goosander briefly at Scaling Dam today, plus Woodcock and Pink-footed Goose. Common Buzzard at Sleddale (Ted Parker)
Seaton Snook pm - Shelduck, Redshank and Oystercatcher, Red-breasted Merganser, Cormorant, Shag 30+, Great Crested Grebe and a Red-throated Diver just off the end of the Snook. An hour before high tide - Bar-tailed Godwit 30+, Grey Plover 30+, Knot 60+, Oystercatcher 30+, Dunlin 40+ and a few Redshank and Curlew (Ian Forrest)

07/03/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult at Tees Barrage (14:00)

08/03/07 : Long-tailed Duck, Seaton Snook : drake off base of Snook NZ534267 (08:40)

08/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : drake and redhead late afternoon. Also 17 Barnacle Geese still

08/03/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : 3 on fence by start of stubble field. (13:30)

08/03/07 : Male Long-tailed Duck present again at Seaton Snook at 8:40am NZ534267 (Julie Hogg)
c70 Pink-footed Geese flew NE over Marske 11am, heading towards coast (Steve Duke)
Male and female Smew seen on Saltholme Pool, first on the west side and then on the east side 15:00 (Peter Garbutt)

09/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : 2 (1 drake) still on west side from road (07:00)

09/03/07 : Vulture sp., Skelton : escaped vulture sp Skelton Castle grounds in tree 11.45-12.30 then flew SW towards Guisborough (12:30)

09/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : drake and redhead on on East Pool (17:30)

09/03/07 : Keith Ferry watched a Red Kite go over his house in Saltburn, mobbed by gulls at c 10:00 (GX Megson)
Adult Goshawk low over Skelton Castle at 10.40 this morning heading towards Guisborough.This was followed an hour later by the arrival of the Ruppell's Vulture that had been earlier seen at Sleddale.It has escaped from a falconry centre at Thirsk and attempts are being made to try and recapture it (Damian Money)
Pair of Smew on west side of Saltholme late am ( Keith Ryan)

10/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : drake and female on Back Saltholme Pool; also White-fronted Goose (11:00)

10/03/07 : Marsh Harrier, Haverton Hole : one over being mobbed by a Peregrine (13:28)

10/03/07 : Pair of Smews still on Saltholme Pools 08:50 (DaveR)
At 11:15 - Raven Between Faceby and Swainby. Hundreds of Redwings and Fieldfares in brilliant plumage in fields near Chequers, Osmotherley (Mick Brennan)
At 12:30, Ruppell's Vulture seen flying across the road by Spring Wood, Skelton, mobbed by Rooks (Steve Bell )

11/03/07 : Green Sandpiper, Portrack Marsh : in the ditch by the roundabout (14:20)

11/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : drake and redhead (15:00)

11/03/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : two opposite Ward Jackson Park entrance (15:30)

11/03/07 : At 15:30, Smew male & female on Saltholme Pond - east (Ian Forrest)

12/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme : 2 inc male on Back Saltholme (09:00)

12/03/07 : Whooper Swan, Hartlepool : 5 flew north past Headland (09:15)

12/03/07 : Whooper Swan, Hartlepool : 33 flew north past Headland (09:32)

12/03/07 : Male Wheatear on the plateau near the blast furnace pools at South Gare at 1pm, also the White Fronted Goose still on the Blast Furnace Pools. 10+ Snow Bunting and good numbers of waders feeding on the tideline on the beach at lunchtime (Martyn Sidwell)
Vulture in tree, Pontac Rd., New Marske 2pm. Flew off to Errington Woods (Lesley Curwen)
Little Ringed Plover at Teesdale - seen briefly near Barclaycard House before flying off inland (Colin Dodsworth)

13/03/07 : Northern Wheatear, South Gare : 2 (1 male) by blast furnace pool

13/03/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : 5 still present. Nearby a White Wagtail at Hummersea

13/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : pair still on Back Saltholme (13:00)

13/03/07 : Male Wheatear on plateau east of blast furnace pools between Warrenby and South Gare at 08:30 (GX Megson)
Chiffchaff singing in bushes beteeen Godfalter Hill and Upsall Hall, 11:00 (Geoff Myers)
Ruppell's Vulture still yesterday and today at Skelton Castle. It does wander and was missing for a few hours yesterday which would explain the sighting at New Marske. An effort will be made tomorrow to catch it. Strictly no access to Skelton Castle at anytime.Thanks (Damian Money)
A pair of Dippers showing very well this morning on Skelton Beck, Saltburn. An adult summer Mediterranean Gull was on Saltburn Beach, a White Wagtail was at Hummersea and 5 Lapland Buntings were still at Cowbar (Ted Parker) NB : one of Dippers at Saltburn was ringed (presumed to be the female)

14/03/07 : All 3 woodpeckers in Cleveland at Weary Bank this morning. The Lesser Spotted was not seen but heard drumming regularly on the Cleveland side of the Leven up to 09.40 hrs. Pair of Smew still on Back Saltholme (Ted Parker)
At 16:30 Reclamation Pond drake Blue-winged Teal in full summer plumage - hanging around with Shovelers 60yds out from car park viewing place (Ian Forrest) NB : I have just heard about a drake Cape Shoveler at Haverton Hole last Autumn - makes me think this may be the same bird???

15/03/07 : Long-tailed Duck, Seaton Snook : drake in bay at NZ542273, opposite the entrance track from Zinc Road (08:30)

15/03/07 : Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : pair in the trees near Tunstall Court, near Ward Jackson Park (11:00)

15/0/073 : Little Egret, North Gare : to the south of the North Gare access road. (13:00)

15/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : drake and redhead still (13:00)

15/03/07 : Male Long-tailed Duck at Seaton Snook again 08:30. This time at NZ542273 in bay opposite entrance track from Zinc Road. Also, 13 Black-tailed Godwits and four Pink-footed Geese on back Saltholme, 09:00 (Julie Hogg)
Whooper Swan flying North over the Jewish Cemetary Hartlepool 09:30 (Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford)
Sand Martin flew over Bishop Cuthbert Estate 06:25 heading south (Mark Cooper)

16/03/07 : At Boulby today 1 White Wagtail and a few Pieds going through but otherwise very quiet and very windy! (Ted Parker)
Ruppell's Vulture is still on the loose.We are trying every way possible to recapture it.The vets best advice was to call in police marksman to shoot it !! Needless to say, the guy who owns the bird told him where to go.The vets worries were that it would go on to the road after road kill and an accident with a car could happen. As the bird is in a private area with no public access then it's not causing any such concerns at present. It is being fed daily to prevent it wandering and this will hopefully prevent any such accidents. Please,no access to this site to anybody.Thanks (Damian Money)
At 2pm Lesser Black-backed Gull near Thornaby town centre (Peter Garbutt)

17/03/07 : Long-tailed Duck, Scaling Dam Reservoir : one still present mid-morning but mobile; also 2 Chiffchaffs singing near the east end car park (09:20)

17/03/07 : Party of 29 Whooper Swans on the sea just north of the jetty at Skinningrove at 12:00. Also male Wheatear at South Gare in Blast Furnance Pools area (Mark Rowbottom)

18/03/07 : Great Northern Diver, South Gare in early morning

18/03/07 : Black-throated Diver, Hartlepool : at Jackson's Landing by floats near the Old West Quay pub (11:15)

18/03/07 : Mediterranean Gull, Hartlepool : 2nd-winter briefly off the slipway near Newburn Bridge (14:00)

18/03/07 : Little Egret, North Gare : south of access road (15:30)

18/03/07 : Bewick's Swan, Dorman's Pool : immature still present (17:00, from 10:10)

18/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme : pair on pool east of A178; also Greenland White-fronted Goose on Back Saltholme with 52 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Black-tailed Godwits

3 Red-throated Divers and 1 Great Northern off the South Gare. A Peregrine in the dunes, a single Brent Goose flying north and several Gannets (Ben Taylor)
Bewick's Swan on Dormans this morning (Keith Ryan)
Black-throated Diver still in Jackson's Landing at 4.00 p.m. (Chris Sharp)
4.00-5.30pm. Immature Bewick's Swan and 29 Pintail on Dorman's Pool. Drake and female Smew on East Saltholme. Greenland White-fronted Goose and 32 Pink-footed Geese on West Saltholme. Two Black-tailed Godwits on Back Saltholme (Gary Sharples)

19/03/07 : Juvenile Black-throated Diver still at Jacksons Landing at 5:15pm, out of the water and preening an oiled breast. Photo's at www.aviabird.net (Steve D Keightley)

20/03/07 : Pomarine Skua, Hartlepool : adult south past Headland in late afternoon

20/03/07 : Pomarine Skua, South Gare : adult (15:52)

20/03/07 : Jack Snipe at Eastfields Farm, Nunthorpe. Also Red Kite seen over Hall Farm, Old Nunthorpe on 11th March (Ted Parker)
Pomarine Skua (adult with full tail) south past Hartlepool Headland this afternoon later seen at South Gare; also Bonxie south and a steady passage north of Fulmars and Gannets but little else (only 2 auks in a couple of hours) (Richard Taylor)

21/03/07 : Chiffchaff and male Stonechat at Portrack Marsh this afternoon. The Tees Barrage Yellow-legged Gull has not been reported since 1st March (7th March on pager). Last year it was absent from 23rd March to 10th July so it seems likely it is off to produce some hybrids (Gary Sharples)
Pair of Swan Geese at Scaling Dam 13:00 (Ray Edwards)

22/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : drake and redhead on Back Saltholme Pool (08:45)

22/03/07 : Pair of Smew still on Back Saltholme, also 11 Black-tailed Godwits 08:45 (Julie Hogg)

23/03/07 : Common Sandpiper, North Gare : at end of Zinc Works Road in horse paddock

23/03/07 : Common Buzzard flying south over Durham County cricket club at Chester-le-Street (Dave M)

24/03/07 : Glaucous Gull, Port Clarence : juvenile at Hargreaves Quarry on tip (16:20)

24/03/07 : 2 Great Northern Divers at seaward end of Seaton Channel this morning (Mike Leakey)
Pair of Smew still this morning on Saltholme Pool (DaveR)
2 Stonechats at Skinningrove this morning and a Common Sandpiper. Otherwise, extremely quiet at Hummersea, Boulby and Scaling (Ted Parker)
Pair of Smew still on east Saltholme pool this pm, with a Barnacle Goose, Merlin and Peregrine on Back Saltholme. Ruff also reported. Green Sandpiper on beck at Portrack roundabout (GX Megson)

25/03/07 : White-fronted Goose, Saltholme Pools; also blue morph Snow Goose reported with the Canada Geese

25/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : drake and redhead on Back Saltholme Pool; also Ruff and 3 Black-tailed Godwits

25/03/07 : Black Redstart, South Gare : around the Bomb Hole area; also 2 Great Northern Divers offshore (15:30)

25/03/07 : Mediterranean Gull, South Gare : with Kittiwake and Black-headed Gull viewed from the Lighthouse area (15:00)

25/03/07 : Black Redstart still around the bomb hole area at South Gare at 19:15 (G.Randall)
Late afternoon - The reported pair of Smew were still on Back Saltholme. A single Snow Bunting, an adult Peregrine Falcon, several Pintail and two Lesser Black–backed Gulls were also there. Geese in the area included Pink–footed Goose (c.24), White–fronted Goose and three hybrised (Snow type) geese amongst the usual Canada and Greylag Geese. The three Ring–necked Parakeets were still at Ward Jackson Park in Hartlepool (DaveB)

26/03/07 : Smew, Saltholme Pools : pair plus Scaup and White-fronted Goose

26/03/07 : Glaucous Gull, Saltholme Pools : juvenile roosting, then flew off to tip (17:45)

26/03/07 : Iceland Gull, Dorman's Pool : 1st winter at Dormans Pool and around Hargreaves landfill site. (16:45)

26/03/07 : Black Redstart, South Gare : near the Bomb Hole but elusive; also Snow Bunting (14:45)

26/03/07 : Black Redstart still at bomb hole South Gare at 10:15 (Ian Edgar)
Pair Smew, and ad male Scaup on Saltholme East 13:45; also White-front still on Back Salthome this morning (John Crussell)
The Ruppell's Vulture has not been seen since last Wednesday morning.It appeared healthy when I last saw it but a later report suggests it was unwell.If anybody does see this bird can they contact the falconry centre at Thirsk on 01845 587522. Thanks (Damian Money)

27/03/07 : No sign of the Black Redstart at South Gare at lunchtime. There was a Chiffchaff near the bomb hole, 2 Fieldfare, a Redwing on Cabin Rocks and 6 Goldcrests in the sueda. Also 8 Redwings & 2 Goldcrests in the Shrike bushes and a further 9 Fieldfares over. Also lots of Meadow Pipits (Martyn Sidwell)

28/03/07 : Iceland Gull, Saltholme Pools : sub-adult and a 1st-winter on Back Saltholme Pool (13:30)

28/03/07 : At least 4 Chiffchaffs singing along tracks west of Flatts Lane between 13.30 and 14.30 (Dave Nelson)
Lots of Redwings, Goldcrests, Meadow Pipits and Pied Wags at the South Gare today; also a male Pintail in the bay, 4 Red-throated Divers and a G C Grebe in the river, 1 Wheatear near the bombhole and a Short-eared Owl flew up towards the Shrike Bushes (Ben Taylor)
Woodcock flew west over Haverton Hole. Green Sandpiper on Fire Station Pool. 24 Black-tailed Godwits at Greatham Creek, two on Long Drag Pools and two at Saltholme. White-fronted Goose, 24 Pink-footed Geese and one Barnacle Goose on Back Saltholme. Pair of Pintails, 10 Ruddy Ducks, two Dunlins and a Turnstone also there, and two Sand Martins over heading south (Julie Hogg)

29/03/07 : Black Redstart, Hartlepool : in Jewish Cemetery

29/03/07 : Iceland Gull, Dorman's Pool : juvenile again

29/03/07 : 2 Black Redstarts on the old fencing behind the Jewish Cemetery Hartlepool (09:10) (Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford)
Green, Great Spotted and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers at Weary Bank this morning, also 3 Goosander (2 male) on river (Ben Taylor)
Single Swallow north at Portrack Marsh (2.10pm) beats the Sand Martins! Also drake Red-breasted Merganser and Kingfisher on the riverbank (Gary Sharples)
At 19:15, Little Owl - Carlton-in-Cleveland to Busby road (as you enter Busby) (Mick Brennan)

30/03/07 : Waxwing, Marton : sixteen by the junction of Stainton Way and The Fairway (08:45)

30/03/07 : Black Redstart, Hartlepool : female in the Old Cemetery but no sign of the male (10:30)

30/03/07 : Little Ringed Plover, Long Drag (12:00)

30/03/07 : A Goldcrest in my garden at Marske (Gordon Douglas)
One female Black Redstart in Old Cemetery 10:30. No sign of male bird though (George Smith & Christopher Smith)
Little Ringed Plover, Long Drag (12:00) (Mike Corner)
White Wagtail at South Gare at 13:00 (Jimmy Goode)

31/03/07 : Black Redstart, South Gare (09:40)

31/03/07 : At 11:30 - Scugdale : 2 Chiffchaffs in woods, 2 Redpolls near phonebox; 17 Curlews flying over (Mick & Sylvia Brennan)
Sand Martin on Saltholme and Swallow at Dorman's Pool between 15:00 and 16:00 (Jimmy Goode)

April 01/04/07 : Black Redstart, Hartlepool : 2 females in the old cemetery (11:15)

01/04/07 : White-fronted Goose, Saltholme Pools : 2 with Greylag Goose; also drake and redhead Smew (15:00)

01/04/07 : White Stork, Scaling Dam Reservoir : c.3 miles west of Scaling Dam, seen flying over fields north of A171 near Garrick (15:45)

01/04/07 : White Stork about ½mile SE of Yearby at Thrushwood Farm in paddock (NZ607208) at 18:30

01/04/07 : Black Redstart still at the Jewish Cem'y this morning. Pair Smew on Back Saltholme. 82 Pink-feet, 2 White-fronts and 1 Barnacle amongst the geese scattered between Saltholme and Back Saltholme (Colin Dodsworth)
A strange stork/crane flying north near Esk Valley Whitby about mid-day (not a Heron). Could anybody help with this (Jim Smith)
Re Whitby Stork sighting, there was a White Stork near Loftus ca 3.45 this afternoon. It is presumably PCC which was near Yarm last Sept and more recently late last week near Scarborough (via Notts, Cambs etc). The only info regarding the ring origin is that the BTO state that a lack of a metal ring would heavily indicate captive origin. By amazing coincidence I have just had a call to say that it is currently in a paddock by a farm near Yearby Village (Richard Taylor)
Woodcock in a Nunthorpe garden, and White Stork present at Yearby till dark (PCC ring). Could this not be a wandering bird from one of the continental reintroduction schemes? It's surprising that such a distinctive ring cannot be traced (Ted Parker)

02/04/07 : White Stork, Yearby : flushed by a horse and flew into the next field to the north (with a pylon) but out of sight; should be viewable from the permissive bridleway at NZ608210 (08:30)

02/04/07 : Black Redstart, South Gare : female showing well but mobile between the "bomb hole" and lifeboat slipway (12:40)

02/04/07 : Lapland Bunting, Cowbar : three still this afternoon

02/04/07 : White Stork in the field next to Thrushwood Farm at 07:12 (Dave Nelson)
Singing Blackcap in the car park of Camden House (Clearwater Park), Stockton this morning (08:00) (Andrew Donnison)
White stork - still present in paddock at Thrushfield Farm near New Marske at 08:30 today, but flushed by horse and flew into next field to north (one with a pylon in it), unfortunately over a rise and out of sight from lane. However, should be viewable from permissive bridleway. Grid ref is NZ 608-210 (GX Megson)
No sign of the White Stork at Thrushfield Farm at lunchtime. I checked along the Permissive Bridleway as far as the second pylon. Please note that a "Permissive Bridleway" as opposed to a "Public Bridleway" is not a public right of way. I was asked to leave by the farmer. I've checked the definitions of public rights of way on the internet (Martyn Sidwell)
Male Ruddy Duck in winter plumage on Margrove Pond also 2 pairs in breeding plumage (Ian Geaves)
White Stork in field north side Thrushwood Farm, Yearby (NZ 607208)10:30. Flew north towards Warrenby a few minutes later. 2 Chiffchaffs in Errington Wood
Info from Keith Ferry, R&CB Council Countryside Officer. During a guided walk along cliff at Boulby he saw a Marsh Harrier come 'in off', a Red Kite flying east and a Swallow (GX Megson)
Black Redstart (fem) still at South Gare by the Bomb Hole this evening (Ian Foster)
At 18:00, Little Ringed Plover at Scaling Dam in front of hide (Peter Garbutt)

03/04/07 : Black Redstart, South Gare : female still by the "bombhole"

03/04/07 : Female Black Redstart still on the riverside by the bomb hole this morning (Ben Taylor)
Male Reed Bunting in a garden off Hunters Hill, Guisborough (Craig Williams)
A pair of Smew still on Back Saltholme this evening and a Ruff (Jamie Duffie)

04/04/07 : Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Wren, Long-tailed Tits, Dunnocks in back garden at Wolviston Court (Liam Tumilty)
1st Winter male Black Redstart still around the Pilot Boat Station at South Gare at lunchtime, showing well and singing continuously. Also the Greenland White-fronted Goose is still on the blast furnace pools (Martyn Sidwell)
5 singing Chiffchaffs along tracks west of Flatts Lane Visitor Centre 12:15 to 13:45 (Dave Nelson)
South Gare: Ring Ouzel by grassy area opposite the blast furnace at 1:45. Wheatear on cabin rocks and Peregrine on usual tower (Damian Money)
Black Redstart on jetty by pilot station South Gare between 11:00 & 12:00. Kingfisher at Weary Bank very close to bridge at 16:00; also 2 Willow Tits in field near bridge (Sylvia Brennan)
66 Pink-footed Geese circling low over Saltholme on 4th (16:00) (Andrew Donnison)

05/04/07 : Corn Bunting sitting on the wires near the wind turbine on side road from Hart to Naisberry NZ 469 345 at 08:10 (Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford)
Sleddale: A good raptor day with 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Goshawk (on view for 5 minutes), 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Merlin and 5 Kestrels, though, unfortunately, none of them on the Cleveland side of the boundary! (Ted Parker)

06/04/07 : Great White Egret, Saltholme Pools : flew over heading towards the Long Drag (11:00)

06/04/07 : Great White Egret, Saltholme Pools : no further sign in Saltholme Pools/Long Drag area this afternoon. 4 Little Egrets at Greatham Creek

06/04/07 : Singing male Hawfinch in Hutton Woods Guisbrough near Hanging Stone 11:30, also pair Stonechats, drumming Snipe & Red-legged Partridge in Sleddale (Mike Small)
At 13:00, 2 Dippers together on river opposite Miners Arms in Swainby. Also Dipper on River Leven nr bridge on Hutton Rudby to Sexhow Station Road; also singing Chiffchaff and Heron there (Mick & Sylvia Brennan)

07/04/07 : Great Northern Diver in Tees Bay at South Gare this morning (Mark Rowbottom)

08/04/07 : Ring Ouzel, South Gare : in the quarry; Great Northern Diver offshore yesterday (08:39)

08/04/07 : Ring Ouzel male at South Gare (08:15) (Mike Corner)
Wheatear at South Gare in car park area (08:45) (Linda Watson)
Marsh harrier & pair of Little Ringed Plovers at Scaling Dam (13:00-14:00) (D. Lawrence)
Little Ringed Plovers 3, possibly 4, at New Bowesfield Ponds. Kingfisher and Sand Martin on the Tees at Bassleton Wood. Green Woodpecker calling by Bassleton Beck (Dave Watt)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in the Weary Bank area this morning, drumming from both sides of the river. Several LRP and White Wagtails around the North Tees Marshes this morning. 2+ Water Pipits along the pipeline at Haverton (Richard Taylor)
First signs of birds coasting northwards at the North Gare this morning with 1 Sand Martin, 3 Siskins, 21 Goldfinches, 39 Linnets and 40 Meadow Pipits north in 1 hour (Alex Cruikshanks)

09/04/07 : Long-tailed Duck, South Gare : pair in the bay on the seaward side of the Gare (14:30)

09/04/07 : Approx 110 Fieldfares flew North West over Skelton in two flocks at 08:00 (Damian Money)
Little Egret feeding on tidal pool near Greatham Creek (P. Glover)
Pair of Long-tailed Ducks in summer plumage in the bay by South Gare; Great Northern Diver still in river (Ben Taylor)
Water Pipit at Haverton this morning. Two White-fronted Geese and a Little Ringed Plover on Back Saltholme early afternoon. 165 Golden Plovers in summer plumage and 4 Grey Partridges on Seaton Common late afternoon (Julie Mason)

10/04/07 : Cowpen Bewley Woodlands Park: 2 Willow Warblers and 1 Chiffchaff singing near the pylon over the humped bridge 11:20. Portrack Marsh: Common Sandpiper on the river bank near the Sand Martin nest site 12:45. Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing near the metal gates behind Asda 13:05 (Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford)
Continuing light visible migration at the North Gare, with 40 Meadow Pipits, 25 Linnets, 9 Goldfinches, 3 Sand Martins,and an early House Martin north in 1 hour. 2 Wheatears here also (Alex Cruikshanks)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming frequently at Weary Bank between 08:00 and 09:30 from the mature woodland on the left bank of the Leven looking upstream from the bridge but very elusive and not seen. Also Green Woodpecker calling on the Cleveland side, a pair of Marsh Tits and a female Goosander. Very quiet at Hummersea and Boulby, with just a very small trickle of Linnets and Meadow Pipits (Ted Parker)

11/0407 : Chiffchaff singing at Belasis Hall Tech Park this morning (Julie Mason)
2 Wheatears this morning in field with horses in it at the bottom of the Zinc Works Road (DaveR)
10am at South Gare : Wheatear on beach, Sand Martin and Swallow flying over and lots of Linnets. Old Cemetery, H'pool : 6 Wheatears and 4 Linnets, 2 Sand Martins. Little Egret on Tidal Pool nr Greatham Creek in afternoon (Sylvia Brennan)
Pair of Peregines flew over Billingham Green at 17:15 (Anthony Noel Garside)

12/04/07 : Ring Ouzel, Boulby : five off clifftop path north and northeast of Upton Cottages (08:30)

12/04/07 : Ring Ouzel, Hartlepool : two on Hartlepool Headland in Jewish Cemetery this morning plus 3 Wheatears

12/04/07 : Ring Ouzel, Loftus : three on the bankside by the coastguard cottages at Hummersea (11:20)

12/04/07 : Little Gull, Saltholme Pools : 2 at Back Saltholme (11:45)

12/04/07 : Common Sandpiper, Stockton-on-Tees : flying upriver from the Tees Barrage and among the offices of Clearwater Park (12:45)

12/04/07 : Three Ring Ouzels at Hummersea this morning (2 males and a female), plus 4 Stonechats and a trickle of Chaffinches, Meadow Pipits and Linnets moving west along cliffs. Also a Wheatear at Boulby, a distant, unidentified Accipiter at Grinkle and 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a Stonechat at Scaling Dam (Ted Parker)
15+ Meadow Pipits, 1 Wheatear at South Gare (Liam Tumilty)
Hartlepool 08:00 to 08:40 : 2 Ring Ouzels and 7 Wheatears in old cemetery; 2 Sand Martins going into holes in wall below the obs. Back Saltholme : 2 Little Gulls 11:45, one with almost full black head. Portrack Marsh : Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff seen and singing 12:30 (Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford)
2 Ring Ouzels in the Jewish Cemetery at Hartlepool this morning (Graeme Joynt)
Common Sandpiper flew up river from the Tees Barrage, among the offices of Clearwater Park (12:45) (Andrew Donnison)

13/04/07 : Garganey, Saltholme : drake on Back Saltholme (12:00)

13/04/07 : At 07:00, Grasshopper Warbler singing at Margrove Ponds, LHS of main track (Mark Askew)

14/04/07 : Garganey, Saltholme Pools : drake showing well on Back Saltholme Pool; also Whimbrel in the area (12:00), and White-fronted Goose on East Saltholme (15:00)

14/04/07 : At 07:30, Grasshopper Warbler reeling and showing well at Margrove Ponds (Ian Edgar)
Drake Garganey still on Back Saltholme this morning and single Whimbrel with Curlews in 2nd field down the Seal Sands Road (DaveR)
At South Gare, 8 Sandwich Terns on German charlies in fog, 14:15, also female Wheatear (GX Megson)
Swallow at Seamer Village 15:45 (Tony Marron)
A pair of Stonechats at Sleddale this morning but no sign of any notable raptors. A male Ring Ouzel was still at Hummersea, plus a pair of Stonechats. A migrant Common Buzzard flew over Boulby and a fully winged and unringed Lesser Whistling Duck was present on Scaling Dam late afternoon (seen by Don Page, Mike Corner and myself) (Ted Parker)
Two Northern Wheatears were at Hartlepool Headland (Jewish Cemetery) and a single Grey Partridge was close by (in the railway sidings). A Ruff was seen at Zinc Road. Three Little Egrets were on Coatham Marsh, along with good numbers of Shelduck (20+). A Little Ringed Plover was on the roadside pool island and at least one Whimbrel was near Saltholme roundabout with at least twenty Curlew (plenty of these around). The reported drake Garganey was showing very well on Back Saltholme, along with at least two Pintail (drake and female). A drake and three female Goldeneye were also there. West Saltholme pools were also productive, with Great Crested Grebe (4) and Little Grebe (2) looking very nice in their full summer plumage. White–fronted Goose (1), Pink–footed Goose (at least three), Greylag Goose (50+) and Canada Goose (20+) were also there (DaveB)
For those awaiting their first Swallow, there are 2 at Margrove Heritage Centre this afternoon (GX Megson)
3 Swallows west over A19 west of Hart village (L.Blohm)

15/04/07 : Spotted Redshank, Cowpen Marsh : in the northwest corner

15/04/07 : Garganey, Saltholme Pools : 2 drakes and a female at Back Saltholme; also White-fronted Goose at East Saltholme (15:45)

15/04/07 : Male Garganey still showing well at Saltholme, also 2 Yellow Wagtails (Ben Taylor)
3 Garganeys on Back Salthome (15:45). The original male was on the pool by the road, with a pair close by but on the other side of the ditch (and more easily seen from the causeway) (Eric James)

16/04/07 : Pied Flycatcher, Hartlepool : one trapped, ringed and released at Hatlepool Headland this morning

16/04/07 : Yellow Wagtail at Holme Fleet this morning. No sign of the Lesser Whistling Duck at Scaling Dam this evening but a Cuckoo was singing on the Reserve and the pair of Gadwall was still present (Ted Parker)
Green Sandpiper on Fire Station Pool 11:00. 2 Drake Garganeys on Back Saltholme roadside pool (Ian Forrest)
On Back Saltholme pool at noon today : 4 Garganey (3 males), Little Ringed Plover, White Wagtail and 2 House Martins in a flock of 30+ Sand Martins. Female Pied Flycatcher ringed and released at Hartlepool Headland 11:15 (Steve D Keightley)
At 18:00 Back Saltholme - Garganey (3 males and 2 females), LRP, and Yellow Wagtail. Causeway fence covered in Sand Martins and a few Swallows (Ian Forrest)

17/04/07 : Garganey, Saltholme Pools : 2 still at Back Saltholme

17/04/07 : Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park 09:55 : Whitethroat seen singing near the railway bridge. Back Saltholme : pair of Garganey still there, and Yellow Wagtail in the field. Portrack Marsh lunch time : Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff all singing (Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford)
2 Whitethroats singing between Marske and Saltburn 09:00 (Steve Duke)
Rosebery Topping 10:00 : adult male Peregrine Falcon, 3 Fulmars and a Buzzard (Ali McLee)

18/04/07 : Osprey, Scaling Dam Reservoir : caught a fish at 11:00 then flew off southwest

18/04/07 : Ring Ouzel, South Gare : male in gully (12:10)

18/04/07 : An Osprey lingered at Scaling Dam this morning (found by Martin Blick) for over an hour and a half. It caught a huge fish at 11:00, which it struggled to get out of the water and then flew off south-west towards Danby Beacon. A search of the surrounding moorland areas failed to locate its feeding site. In the Sleddale area today, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Goshawk and a Snow Bunting (Ted Parker)
Singing Reed Warbler at Dormans pool this morning (Martin Finney)
Male Ring Ouzel at the South Gare, on the riverside flying between the bomb hole and the gully at lunchtime (Ben Taylor)
Two Little Ringed Plovers and Garganey on Back Saltholme and Common Sandpiper on West side of Saltholme this evening (Jamie Duffie)

19/04/07 : Ring Ouzel, Boulby : 4 at Boulby Cliffs in 1st field east of radio mast (10:25)

19/04/07 : White Stork still at Bishop Middleham this morning. Spent the night by the roadside pond (Stoneybeck Lake) and then moved to Castle lake mid-morning (Ian Forrest)
On Back Saltholme at noon: Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 6 Turnstones (Steve D Keightley)
2 Sandwich Terns north past Hartlepool Headland at 16:35 (Steve D Keightley)
2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Common Sandpiper on Back Saltholme 17:30 (DaveR)

20/04/07 : Waxwing, Guisborough : one seen on the bypass early morning (07:25)

20/04/07 : Eagle Owl, Middlesbrough : escape still present, roosting on some railings at Captain Cook Square (11:00)

20/04/07 : White Wagtail, North Gare : next to the North Gare approach road. (14:40)

20/04/07 : Marsh Harrier, Dorman's Pool : adult female hunting over north end Dormans Pool 16:30-17:30 at least

20/04/07 : Single waxwing at 07:25 on the Guisborough bypass (GX Megson)
A Marsh Harrier flew in to Dormans Pool at midday; also present 1 Greenshank, 2 Swifts and 40+ House Martins over Saltholme. At Hartlepool Old Cemetery: 3 Wheatears, which included 1 much larger one of the Greenland race. Seaton Common: 1 Little Egret and and another on Greatham Creek. Three Little Ringed Plovers and a Ruff on Back Saltholme (Ted Parker)
4 Common Sandpipers on the river at Portrack Marsh this afternoon (Gary Sharples)
Wheatear showing well between North Gare car park and pond on golf course on cinder track (Simon Duckworth)
Grasshopper Warbler singing at Boosbeck west end playing field near allotments (Ian Geaves)
Still 3 (1 male & 2 female) Ring Ouzels at Boulby this morning, seen in hedges and fields on south side road opposite Boulby Barns Farm. A few Wheatears around and at least 4 House Martins at Margrove Ponds (Mark Rowbottom)
Marsh Harrier arrived back on Dormans Pool from the Fire Station direction at around 16:30 and was still there when I left at 17:30. It was mostly at the north end and twice disappeared into the reeds for 20 mintues - no doubt feeding. Also Short-eared Owl around Dormans Pool car park 16:00-16:15 (Ian Forrest)

21/04/07 : Red-rumped Swallow, Boulby : flew north over Boulby Cliffs (08:30)

21/04/07 : Common Sandpiper, Scaling Dam Reservoir : near the mobile tea van (13:40)

21/04/07 : Single observer Red-rumped Swallow seen by MRKA migrating north with Swallows at Boulby cliff c08.30am. From Saltburn cliff 09.00 til 10.30 am - good numbers of Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch, Swallows, Sand Martins, House Martins and 3 Wheatears. Hooded Crow north over sea with Carrion Crows (earlier seen from Boulby cliffs). Distant Swift over Saltburn town (GX Megson)
White Stork present on Castle Lake, Bishop Middleham at 11:30 this morning. Also Corn Bunting, Little Owl, Sand Martin and Swallows present (George Smith)
40+ Wheatears at South Gare, majority of which were Greenland birds (Damian Money)
Up to 10 Ring Ouzels at Hummersea this morning, including 6 showing at close range near North Warren Cottage. Also a constant passage of Sand Martins, Swallows, House Martins, Meadow Pipits, Linnets and Goldfinches, 4 Wheatears, 1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Swifts. At Scaling Dam, 8 Ring Ouzels on the grass slopes on south side of Reserve, seen from the hide (Ted Parker)
Visible migration at the North Gare this morning included in 1 hour : 21 Swallows,9 Sand Martins 2 Swifts,70 Goldfinches, 16 Linnets and 4 Meadow Pipits. A Whimbrel and Wheatear were on the rocks here (Alex Cruikshanks)

22/04/07 : Black-necked Grebe, Saltholme Pools : two on Back Saltholme Pool this; also a Garganey (07:44)

22/04/07 : Ring Ouzel, North Gare : two in power station field plus 2 Whimbrel

22/04/07 : Black-necked Grebe, Saltholme Pools : two still this evening on the Back Pool; also drake Garganey, Greenland White-fronted Goose and Yellow Wagtail

22/04/07 : 50-60 Wheatears at South Gare and 1 Ring Ouzel by blast furnace (Damian Money)
2 Black-necked Grebes still on Back Saltholme 16:30 (DaveR)
At least 8 Wheatears around the Teesmouth Field Centre at lunchtime with more birds passing through during the afternoon along with House Martin and Swallow. At Saltholme this morning 2 Fieldfare and 4 Pinkfeet. Grasshopper Warbler and Sedge Warbler heard along the TBC hide path at Dorman's (Julie Mason)
North Gare road: pair of Gadwalls, male (1) and female (2) Wheatear, several Sand Martins. Zinc Works Road: pair of Stonechats, pair of Grey Partridge, Kestrel, flock of Golden Plover, Reed Bunting. Yesterday, North Gare road: two little egrets in first pool on left (F Collinson)
At 15:00 in field behind power station Seaton Snook : Wheatear c.40, Golden Plover 30+ though moved to Seaton Common. At 16:00, Short-eared Owl at Dormans Pool and Stonechat male (Ian Forrest)

23/04/07 : Black-necked Grebe, Saltholme Pools : two still on Back Saltholme Pool; also 2 drake and 1 female Garganey (08:30)

23/04/07 : Ring Ouzel, Loftus : eight and a Whinchat at Hummersea below North Warren Cottage

23/04/07 : Whinchat, Seaton Common : three on the Zinc Works road; also a Ring Ouzel on the field behind the power station with 30 Golden Plover and 30 Wheatear (10:00)

23/04/07 : Black-necked Grebe, Saltholme Pools : one at Back Saltholme Pool plus a White Wagtail (19:00)

23/04/07 : At 11:00, a Fulmar found on Ridge Lane, Saltburn (NZ761174). The bird was heavily oiled and was taken to the RSPB at Great Ayton. Another Fulmar was seen flying west over the Guisborough Bypass, viewed from the new Somerfield petrol station at 13:00 (Craig Williams)
2 Black-necked Grebes still on back Saltholme (08:30), also 3 Garganey (incl 2 drakes), 5 Turnstones, 4 Dunlins, 2 Ringed Plovers, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Julie Hogg)
At Hummersea : 8 Wheatears, 4 Ring Ouzels,1 Whinchat (Norman Walker)
5 Sandwich Terns on Coatham Sands (Dave Watt)
At 10:00 3 Whinchats on Seaton Common from Zinc Works road; also Stonechat and Wheatear; a Ring Ouzel on the field behind the power station with c.30 Golden Plovers and 30+ Wheatears. Little Egret on Seaton Common from North Gare Road (Ian Forrest)
At Hummersea : at least 4 Ring Ouzels (3 Females and 1 male) on Slopes above the farm. Also 3 Wheatears including a 'Greenland' and a single Swift over (Craig Williams)
Wood Sandpiper and a Ruff on Back Saltholme this morning, feeding on muddy area close to the road. Also ca 40 Swifts over. At Hummersea: 9 Ring Ouzels, 1 Whinchat, 6 Wheatears (of which several were 'Greenland') and 2 Willow Warblers but very little moving. A Barn Owl was seen at a roost site in East Cleveland (Ted Parker)
North Gare access road: Little Egret on first pool on right (6.50pm) Greatham Brine Fields: on edge of water behind now-closed roadside hide - five Black-tailed Godwits feeding alongside two Oystercatchers and Mallard (07:45) (F Collinson)

24/04/07 : Short-eared Owl, Coatham Marsh TVWT : near the boardwalk (06:40)

24/04/07 : 40+Wheatears in field by nuclear power station (09:00). 2 Black- necked Grebes, 3 male Garganeys on Back Saltholme. 2 singing Grasshopper Warblers at start of Zinc Works road (08:45) (John Crussell)
At South Gare, 1 Grey Plover near the Breakwater (16:00) (Craig Williams)
50+ Wheatears at South Gare, most,if not all, were Greenland birds. Common Sandpiper on Blast Furnace pool (Damian Money)

25/04/07 : Whinchat, Saltholme Pools : two present plus the Black-necked Grebe and a Goldeneye (12:30)

25/04/07 : A pair of drake Garganeys, two Black–necked Grebes, two Yellow Wagtails and at least two Common Terns were amongst the usual birds on Back Saltholme. A White–fronted Goose and two Pink–footed Geese were also there. A single Northern Wheatear was seen with two Curlews to the rear of West Saltholme. Sedge Warbler (1), Common Whitethroat (1), Willow Warbler (1) and at least four Reed Buntings were close to Dormans Pool. Five Whimbrel, several Black–tailed Godwits and a handfull of Bar–tailed Godwits were close–by. At least thirty Northern Wheatears were in the field to the north of Zinc Road, along with Stonechat (2), Skylark (5), Meadow Pipit (2) and Golden Plover (5 in full summer plumage). At least eight Purple Sandpipers were at Hartlepool Headland, along with good numbers of Turnstones and a single Wheatear (DaveB)

26/04/07 : Iceland Gull, Saltholme Pools : on the back pool and 3 Garganey

26/04/07 : Marsh Harrier, Dorman's Pool (10:50)

26/04/07 : Kingfisher, Marsh Tit, Green Woodpecker and Speckled Wood butterfly at Leven valley this morning (Alistair McLee)
At 09:30, good view of Grasshopper Warbler reeling from rough ground on right of footpath between carpark and blind at Dormans Pool (G.Brown)
2.00-2.30pm at Back Saltholme: 3 drake Garganeys, 2 Black-necked Grebes, Yellow Wagtail and Greenshank; Dorman's Pool: Grasshopper Warbler and Whinchat near the car park for the new hide (Gary Sharples)
A single Wheatear on coastal fields Marske-Redcar. Also present a single Lapwing - could it be a breeding attempt like 3 years ago? (Gordon Douglas)
Dormans Pool 16:30 : at least five Whinchats along path to hide also three Sedge Warblers, a Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Goldfinch, Grey Partridge and Dunnock (Ian Forrest)
Garden Warbler singing at Skinningrove (Ted Parker)

27/04/07 : Spoonbill, Coatham Marsh TVWT : ranging between main marsh and scrape. Grasshopper Warbler in scrub southeast of railway foot bridge (09:00)

27/04/07 : A quick visit to Dormans Pool this morning - no Whinchat but several Sedge Warblers and Common Whitethroat. Plenty of Linnets and Reed Buntings around as well (Ian Forrest)
Very quiet at Hartlepool Headland this morning, though 30 Common Scoters still off Parton Rocks. Whinchat on Greenabella Marsh by electricity sub station and 16 Whimbrels and 30 Wheatears on the Brinefields near Seal Sands roundabout. No sign of the Spoonbill on Coatham Marsh during the afternoon but many hirundines over (mainly Sand Martins) (Ted Parker)

28/04/07 : Hobby, Coatham Marsh TVWT : one through this afternoon

28/04/07 : Whinchat this morning still at Greenabella Marsh behind the electricity substation (DaveR)
Two Little Terns passed Hartlepool Headland this morning. Greenshank and drake Garganey on Back Saltholme and 20 Black-tailed Godwits on Saltholme Pools. Peregrine over Dormans Pool and 17 Whimbrels on the Brinefields (Ted Parker)
Male and female Pied Flycatcher opposite Huntsman Tioxide main entrance 18:00 (Jimmy Goode)

29/04/07 : Scaling Dam this morning, 1 Little Ringed Plover near Eastern end Carpark, 1 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpipers and several displaying Curlews. 2 Cuckoos giving chase to each other, single Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler, 3 Northern Wheatears (Scott Kennedy)
This morning - Marsh Harrier male sighted flying from Haverton Hole over Saltholme and onto Doormans Pool. 33 Whimbrels between Greatham Creek and Seal Sands Road. Garganey drake on RSPB Saltholme on pool behind fire station. 8-10 Black-tailed Godwits in same area plus half dozen pairs of Yellow Wagtails. Short-eared Owl hunting along southern edge of reserve bordering Haverton Hill. Wheatear scattered everywhere. Swift c.40 over Dormans Pool, Grasshopper Warbler near Dormans Pool car park - several Sedge Warblers and Common Whitethroat and Linnet along track to hide (Ian Forrest)
Long Drag this afternoon: 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Wheatears, Reed Warbler, Water Rail (calling) and 2 Whimbrels showing well on the pool immediately south of the Seal Sands hide. Also Green Woodpecker calling in Yarm this morning at 8.30am (near Leven Road) (Gary Sharples)
Lesser Whitethroat singing at Portrack Marsh (Dave Watt)

30/04/07 : Weary Bank at 08:25 : Lesser Spotted Woodpcker drumming for 5 minutes. Also female Goosander and Grey Wagtail. Green Woodpecker calling (Alistair McLee)
Grasshopper Warbler at Margrove Ponds this morning and 6 Sedge Warblers singing. Cuckoo at Lockwood Beck and a singing Garden Warbler. Common Sandpiper at Scaling Dam and 1 male Ring Ouzel at Hummersea (Ted Parker)
09:00-10:30 : Lovely male Ring Ouzel Church Howle, Marske and another (presumably same bird) later in St.Germain's churchyard. Pair of Stonechats defintely holding territory Church Howle. c10 Wheatears, including 6 big handsome Greenland birds, St. Germain's churchyard and Marske Headlands. 2 Ringed Plovers displaying and making scrapes Marske beach 150 yds N of Cliffe House (Steve Duke)
Lesser Whitethroat still present this afternoon at Portrack Marsh (just north of the boardwalk in hawthorns and brambles). Good find Dave - only two previous records in 1999 and 2003 (Gary Sharples)
Two Grasshopper Warblers reeling near hide car park at Dorman's at 08.15, one showed well briefly; also Sedge Warbler, several Whitethroats and pair of Stonechats. 12 Common Terns on fence posts on back Saltholme, 08:45 (Julie Hogg)
Black Tern male in summer plumage at Back Salthlome, 13:30 (Jimmy Goode)
Black Tern at Reclamation Pond 19:50 (Phil Tumilty)
Black Tern on main Saltholme pool 6.30; Lesser Whitethroat calling and showing well at Portrack 7.05 (Bob Crawford)

May 01/05/07 : Sandwich Tern, South Gare : 7 on the rocks (15:00)

01/05/07 : 07:30 at Back Saltholme - Two Common Terns on Causeway posts and Yellow Wagtail (Ian Forrest)
No sign of the Black Tern this evening, but 2 Common Terns on the Rec, 1 on Back Saltholme and a few Whimbrel near the creek (Jamie Duffie)

02/05/07 : At 11:00, one drake Garganey at Saltholme near Petro Plus also 2 male Yellow Wagtails (Ali McLee)

03/05/07 : Spotted Redshank, Greatham Creek; also 18 Black-tailed Godwits

03/05/07 : The pair of Stonechats at the Zinc Works Road have successfully fledged two young (Alex Cruikshanks)
Pair of Stonechats feeding fledged young at Skinningrove, also Black Redstart and Wheatear by breakwater (S W Kennedy)
Black Redstart, Redstart and Blackcap on Hartlepool Headland this morning (Chris Brown)
2 Spotted Redshanks on East Saltholme early evening, both coming in to summer plumage. Also 2 male and 1 female Garganey Back Saltholme (Mark Rowbottom)

04/05/07 : Wood Sandpiper at Bowesfield Marsh (the new ponds) late morning, along with at least 6 Little Ringed Plovers (Mark Rowbottom)
Spotted Redshank and 3 Garganey on Back Saltholme 6.00 (DaveR)
3 Common Sandpipers on Hartlepool Headland in morning (Chris Brown)
6 Ring Ouzels at Hummersea this morning, plus 10 Whitethroats and a Stonechat (Ted Parker)

05/05/07 : Iceland Gull, Reclamation Pond : two

05/05/07 : Hooded Crow, Redcar : on the seafront by the Park Hotel today

05/05/07 : Iceland Gull, Redcar :immature on rocks in front of parade (11:00)

05/05/07 : Garganey, Saltholme Pools : two drakes, on Back Saltholme Pool plus a 1st-summer Little Gull (11:00)

05/05/07 : Hobby, close in and low down over Marske Headlands this morning. Headed along coast, then went inland over Coast Field (Steve Duke)
Hooded Crow on Redcar seafront near Park Hotel (Sam Hunt)
At 19.30 : Male & Female Stonechat feeding four young on Zinc Works Road. Two Little Owls - 1 Elton area and 1 Long Newton to Urlay Nook Road (Sylvia Brennan)
Whinchat and Grasshopper Warbler this evening along path to hide Dormans Pool, plus Stonechat pair, Linnet, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting (Ian Forrest)
6 Ring Ouzels still at Hummersea this morning and a Little Gull on Back Saltholme (Colin Dodsworth)

06/05/07 : Ring Ouzel, Boulby : at least one in Boulby Quarry today and another at Upton Cottages

06/05/07 : Ring Ouzel, Loftus : three still at Hummersea Farm this morning

06/05/07 : Spotted Redshank, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme Pool; also a 1st-summer Little Gull and 3 Garganey (18:00)

06/05/07 : 3 Ring Ouzels at Hummersea Farm, 1-2 in Boulby Quarry and 1 by Upton Cottages this morning. Plenty of swallows moving north (GX Megson)
No sign of Hooded Crow at Redcar this morning but 23 Carrion Crows including one with pale wings in flight? (DaveR)
1 Whimbrel at Scaling Dam, with 2 Curlews, c 17:00 (GX Megson)
Back Saltholme early evening: 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Garganeys (2m, 1f), 1 1st sum. Little Gull, 3 Dunlins, 1 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, c10 Swifts (Julie Hogg)

07/05/07 : Red-backed Shrike, Cattersty Gill : male this morning (11:40), but not located 12:30 to 14:30

07/05/07 : Garganey, Saltholme Pools : three drakes and a female on Back Saltholme Pool this morning

07/05/07 : Iceland Gull, South Gare : 2nd-winter on rocks this morning

07/05/07 : Red-backed Shrike, Cattersty Gill : no sign of male this afternoon (14:30)

07/05/07 : Unconfirmed report of a Red-backed Shrike at Cattersley Gill this morning (D Jones)
Cuckoo at Newton Wood and Tree Pipit at Roseberry Common early afternoon (Gary Sharples)
2 singing Grasshopper Warblers,at Margrove Ponds this morning (Mike Corner)
Lesser Whitethroat at Portrack Marsh in the area at the end of the boardwalk. Blackcap heard. Whitethroat and Bullfinch present also (George Smith)
A Little Egret at Coatham Marsh this afternoon, also Ruddy Duck (Gordon Douglas)

08/05/07 : Hobby, Skinningrove : flew west this afternoon

08/05/07 : 2nd winter Iceland Gull just off the rocks at South Gare 08:20
Late record from yesterday, I managed to get a reasonable record shot of the male Red-Backed Shrike yesterday at Cattersty Gill between Skinningrove and Salburn at about 1130. The bird was quite mobile in the area. Also present and showing well 2 Grasshopper Warblers (Scott Kennedy)
Back Saltholme this afternoon - two Wood Sandpipers to right of Causeway in pool after ditch in front of first well head. Two drake Garganeys (Ian Forrest)
At Skinningrove: Don Page and I had an adult Hobby flying west along the cliffs and then south, inland, up Skinningrove Beck Valley. There was a single Whinchat at Hummersea and a male Ring Ouzel at Boulby (Ted Parker)
WARNING : DEFRA has started shooting the Ruddy Ducks in the Saltholme Area. This evening there were at least 2 heavily camouflaged shooters in the area. The police were called by the people that witnessed this and the police informed them it was DEFRA. You may wish to therefore be careful in the area and it may not be worth reporting shooters to the police currently. It will also be interesting to see how the breeding birds do with the shooters present in the breeding season!

09/05/07 : Wood Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme Pool

09/05/07 : Wood Sandpiper still on Back Saltholme 5.30
I saw a couple of Magpies near the A66 (Captain5)
Little Gull on Back Saltholme in afternoon - drake Garganey still and Wood Sandpiper. A few more Common Tern and Dunlin as well

10/05/07 : Wood Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme Pool (08:30)

10/05/07 : Iceland Gull, Redcar : 2 juv on beach at 17:00

10/05/07 : Wood Sandpiper on Back Saltholme at 08:30. Also 12 Dunlins, 2 Ringed Plovers, 2 Common Terns, c10 Swifts (Julie Hogg)
About 160 Dunlins, Wood Sandpiper, Little Gull and 3 Garganeys on Back Saltholme this evening. Grasshopper Warbler at Dormans ( Jamie Duffie)

11/05/07 : Little Egret, Coatham Marsh TVWT : viewed from second hide

11/05/07 : Pectoral Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool; also 4 immature Little Gulls, Wood Sandpiper and Grey Plover (14:30)

11/05/07 : Pectoral Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme Pool (17:15)

11/05/07 : Iceland Gull, Redcar : 2nd-winter on the beach (18:14)

11/05/07 : Pectoral Sandpiper at Back Saltholme at 14:30 (sorry Mike and Chris, it appeared just after you left). Also 4 first summer Little Gulls, Wood Sandpiper and Grey Plover (Gary Sharples)
The 2 (both 1st Winter?) Iceland Gulls showing well at Redcar beach late afternoon c16:00. Little Egret at Coatham Marsh (Mark Rowbottom)
Cuckoo over cliffs at Saltburn this evening (GX Megson)

12/05/07 : Pectoral Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme Pool (07:00 to 17:25 at least)

12/05/07 : 2 Tree Pipits on Eston Moor this morning; 3 Little Terns at South Gare and Little Egret at Coatham Marsh still this morning (DaveR)
Steady movement of Swallows and House Martins north at Hummersea, also 1 Wheatear (Norman Walker)
Lesser Whitethroat and Little Owl in the quarry at the South Gare this morning (Ben Taylor)

13/05/07 : Little Egret, Coatham Marsh (08:00)

13/05/07 : Garganey, Haverton Hole : drake still on new pool by pipeline this morning

13/05/07 : Little Gull, Saltholme Pools : 4 at Back Saltholme Pool

13/05/07 : Curlew Sandpiper, Saltholme : on pool near road in afternoon

13/05/07 : Little Egret, Reed Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler (heard not seen) at Coatham marsh 08:00 (Gordon Douglas)
Male Garganey on pool alongside pipeline at Haverton Hole this morning. 4 Little Gulls Back Saltholme (Mark Rowbottom)
Male and female Great Spotted Woodpecker in back garden at Wolviston Court, along with the Blue Tits nesting in the nest box; also Goldfinch, Dunnock, Robins, and Starlings (Liam Tumilty)
Curlew Sandpiper moulting into summer plumage on Back Saltholme this afternoon, and Marsh Harrier at Dormans Pool. In addition, a Swallow with a dark red belly still present at Saltholme this afternoon (present 2 weeks) (Jamie Duffie)
Steady fall, mostly Willow Warblers on Hartlepool Headland today with 26 trapped along with 3 Blackcaps, 2 Sedge Warblers 2 Whitethroats & a Chiffchaff. 2 Lesser Whitethroat singing (Chris Brown)

14/05/07 : Curlew Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on the back pool with Dunlins but quite mobile (08:40)

14/05/07 : Little Egret, Coatham Marsh TVWT (11:30)

14/05/07 : Marsh Harrier, Dorman's Pool, early afternoon

14/05/07 : Pectoral Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool briefly before flying off high towards Haverton Hill (15:00)

14/05/07 : Little Gull, Saltholme Pools : four mid-afternoon plus drake Garganey and 2 White Wagtails

14/05/07 : Curlew Sandpiper still on Back Saltholme but mobile. Also, 4 imm Little Gulls, 100+ Dunlins, 2 Turnstones, 7 Ringed Plovers, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Julie Hogg)
Hobby flew SE over Portrack Marsh at 17:45 chasing Swifts. Also Common Sandpiper and Ringed Plover on the river bank (Gary Sharples)
Fairly quiet at Skinningrove, Hummersea and Boulby today, just 6 Wheatears and a trickle of Swifts. One Common Sandpiper at Lockwood Beck, plus the usual Lesser Redpolls and Grey Wagtails feeding fledged young. No sign of any Spotted Flycatchers today (Ted Parker)

15/05/07 : Curlew Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme this evening

15/05/07 : Curlew Sandpiper at Back Saltholme this evening and 100+ Dunlins (DaveR)

16/05/07 : Little Egret sighted at the Greatham Creek, not on the creek itself but the small pond to the rear of it off Seaton Carew road near to the car park (Tommy)
Very few migrants at Skinningrove and Hummersea today - just a few Wheatears and a Garden Warbler. Spotted Flycatcher at Lockwood Beck on the fence by the approach track this afternoon (Ted Parker)

17/05/07 : Little Stint, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme

17/05/07 : This morning at Back Saltholme : Little Stint and Little Gull (5). Greatham Creek : Little Ringed Plover, Little Egret, Canada Goose (5), Oystercatcher (2) (Ian Forrest)
Little Egret at Greatham Creek 18:30 (Simon Duckworth)

18/05/07 : Little Stint, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme

20/05/07 : Spoonbill, Saltholme Pools on Back pool (12:19, but no sign at 13:00))

20/05/07 : Greenabella by substation : Whinchat male, apparently singing on territory from its behaviour; also single Wheatear female (Ian Forrest)
2 Little Terns off Marske Headlands 11:00, also lovely summer plumage Red-throated Diver. Lot of Swallows still moving north (Steve Duke)
2 Little Egrets on the Long Drag this morning, a Greenshank on the pool behind Saltholme Farm and 5 male Garganeys on Back Saltholme Pool. Yesterday the Greenland Whitefront was on Dormans Pool. Today's Spoonbill was only present briefly (Richard Taylor)

21/05/07 : 197 Dunlin and 115 Ringed Plover on Seal Sands today at low tide; disappointing numbers for the latter in what is the peak week for spring passage (Mike Leakey)
5 Little Gulls, c100 Dunlin, 24 Ringed Plover on Back Saltholme this evening (Julie Mason)

22/05/07 : Curlew Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on the Back Saltholme Pool

22/05/07 : Marsh Harrier, Dorman's Pool

22/05/07 : Night Heron (escape), Coulby Newham : at Gunnergate Wetlands; access west off Newham Way, along West Beck Way NZ512151

22/05/07: Male Stonechat harassing a pair of Whinchats at moorland side of Nature reserve at Scaling Dam; also pair of Snipe displaying, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 juvenile Grey Wagtails (Scott Kennedy)
Night Heron at Coulby Newham is wearing the following rings - left leg plain greyish coloured plastic ring, right leg - orange plastic ring with the letters "54" (Martyn Sidwell)

23/05/07 : Night Heron, Coulby Newham : colour-ringed adult still at Gunnergate Wetlands; access off Newham Way along West Beck Way NZ512151

23/05/07 : Iceland Gull, Loftus juvenile at Lovell Hill Pools NZ746198

23/05/07 : Avocet, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool plus 2 Little Gulls but no sign of Curlew Sandpiper (21:15)

23/05/07 : No sign of the Curlew Sandpiper on Back Saltholme this morning but 135 Dunlins, 22 Ringed Plovers and 2 Little Gulls present. In Sleddale on 21st May, 1 Cuckoo - the first I have heard here for quite a few years (Ted Parker)
2nd year Iceland Gull on Lovell hill. 3 Dotterel at Danby Beacon (Steve Norman)
Long-tailed Duck on the West side of Saltholme this evening (Jamie Duffie)

24/05/07 : Avocet, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool plus 2 Little Gulls and a Marsh Harrier (13:39)

24/05/07 : Little Stint, Saltholme Pools at Back Saltholme Pool this afternoon; also Curlew Sandpiper and pair Garganey

24/05/07 : Little Tern, Greatham Creek : 2 this evening

24/05/07 : Avocet showing well on and off on Back Saltholme today, with a pair of Garganey, 2 Little Gulls, an adult male Peregrine and at least 1 Marsh Harrier also present. The 3 Dotterel were not seen during the morning/early afternoon at Danby Beacon, though may still be present in the area (Ted Parker)
Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint on Back Saltholme mid-afternoon (Chris Sharp)
Greatham Creek Roadside Pool this evening viewable from the hide screen : pair of Little Terns, feeding and mating (Ian Forrest)
In the evening there was also a Wood Sandpiper on Back Saltholme, but the Avocet was not present (Jamie Duffie)

25/05/07 : Avocet, Saltholme Pools one : at Back Saltholme Pool plus a Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint and drake Garagney

25/05/07 : Garganey, Dorman's Pool, plus a Marsh Harrier

26/05/07 : Glaucous Gull, Seal Sands : immature from power station end (09:25)

26/05/07 : 2 Curlew Sandpipers,1 Little Stint,1 Sanderling, 1 Greenshank & c 130 Dunlins on Back Saltholme this morning, also 2 Little Gulls (Mark Rowbottom)
Seen during TBC Members' Local Outing : 2 Lesser Redpolls (pair) and a Spotted Flycatcher at Lockwood Beck Reservoir. A Cuckoo showed well along with 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a Peregrine at Scaling Dam. A female Teal with 5 ducklings there constitutes a rare breeding record. Peregrine also seen at Hummersea over the old farm cottages (Ted Parker)

27/05/07 : Garganey, Saltholme Pools : drake and female on Calor Gas Pool yesterday; also Little Egret at West Saltholme Pool (26/05)

27/05/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools on Back Saltholme Pool opposite the Petro Plus layby (11:40)

27/05/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme Pool, showing well (12:35)

27/05/07 : Wood Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool this morning; also 2 Little Stint, 2 Little Gulls and Yellow Wagtail

27/05/07 : Garganey, Saltholme Pools : drake; also Curlew Sandpiper

27/05/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme Pool (15:30)

27/05/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme Pool and showing well occasionally (17:45)

27/05/07 : At 09:30 on Back Saltholme : Little Stint (2), Little Gull (2), Yellow Wagtail, Wood Sandpiper. At 10:00 on Dormans Pool : Marsh Harrier (cream cap), and male Cuckoo (Ian Forrest)
Broad-billed Sandpiper on Back Saltholme, still present and showing well at 12:30 (Colin Dodsworth)

28/05/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme Pool (16:50)

28/05/07 : Temminck's Stint, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool with Wood Sandpiper; also 2 drakes and a female Garganey (16:52)

28/05/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper and 2 Little Stints still on Back Saltholme at 09.00. Plenty of Gannets, a few Arctic Skuas and Manx Shearwaters plus a Great Skua past Hartlepool Headland this morning (DaveR)
Great Spotted Woodpecker at Charltons Pond, Billingham (Anthony Noel Garside)
At 17:30, female Marsh Harrier at Dormans Pool (Peter Garbutt)
Temminick's Stint still on Back Saltholme at 7.00 viewed from the road (DaveR)
A report of a Temminck’s Stint meant yet another visit to Saltholme Pools. Shortly after arrival the bird was thought to have been seen amongst 20+ Dunlin and a pair of Wigeon, but after a closer look this bird was identified as a Little Stint. The Broad–billed Sandpiper was still present, along with only one Little Gull. Wet and windy conditions made it hard work, but the Temminck’s Stint was eventually seen on the end of the causeway at 18:45. Loads of Common Swifts (100+), Swallows (30+), House Martins (20+) and Sand Martins (10+) over the pools. Also a Long–tailed Duck on East Saltholme (DaveB)

29/05/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : no sign on Back Saltholme Pool but Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, Knot and 2 Little Gulls (16:45)

29/05/07 : A Little Stint, 2 Little Gulls, 1 Knot, Cuckoo, 2+ Yellow Wagtails, several hundred Swifts at Saltholme in brief visit this p.m. Broad-billed Sandpiper not seen all day to 16:45 (Alastair Forsyth)
In afternoon, two Marsh Harriers at Dormans Pool, also Cuckoo male. Female Cuckoo by Hargreaves Quarry. Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper and Little Gull on Back Saltholme (Ian Forrest)

30/05/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : showing well on Back Saltholme from the Petro-gas layby and verge (15:10)

31/05/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool, showing well; also 4 1st-summer Little Gulls, Little Stint and drake Garganey. Park at triangle (13:40)

31/05/07 : Red Kite watching at Winlanton Mill off A694, just west of Wickham, Gateshead : young being fed but nest not visible. Park in Derwent Walk Country Park and follow the marked trail.Viewing organised by Northern Red Kites Project (Ali McLee

June 01/06/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool from Petro Plus layby and verge (08:00)

01/06/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool 100 yards south of Petro Plus layby on flood; also drake Garganey (09:00)

01/06/07 : Little Gull, Saltholme Pools : at least two immatures on main pool to west of road NZ507228 (15:00)

01/06/07 : Long-tailed Duck, Saltholme Pools : one flew in to pools on east side of road from northeast and commenced diving (15:55)

01/06/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper on Back Saltholme this morning, Cuckoo at Dormans Pool, drake Long-tailed Duck on Saltholme West Pool and Corn Bunting singing at Elwick. During the late afternoon: Avocet, 2 Little Gulls and 80 Ringed Plovers on Back Saltholme (Ted Parker)
Non Bird News - Brown Argus on the Corus site at Lackenby. First seen Wednesday and still present Thursday (same individual). Only previous records are one at Normanby and one of Elm Tree Woods Stockton (Martyn Sidwell)
At Greenabella Marsh 18:00 behind substation : 2 Grey Partridges, and male Whinchat male (Ian Forrest)
Broad-billed Sandpiper still on the pool near the road at Back Saltholme this evening (Jamie Duffie)
At least 3 Nightjars showing and calling at night in Guisbrough Forest, plus Tree Pipit and Woodcock (Neal Goodings)

02/06/07 : Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : no sign this morning, but 3 drake Garganeys , 5 Little Gulls and Little Stint (08:00)

02/06/07 : No sign of Broad-billed Sandpiper this morning, but Long-tailed Duck still on Saltholme West Pool (DaveR)

03/06/07 : In 2 hrs seawatching off Hartlepool Headland this afternoon: 30 Manx Shearwaters, 213 Guillemots, 94 Gannets, 42 Fulmars, 270 Common Terns, 75 Kittiwakes, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Cormorant, 2 Eiders and two Sandwich Terns (Julie Mason)

04/06/07 : Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, and 2 Linnets at Dormans Pool (Liam Tumilty)
Little Egret on tidal beck off A19 behind retail park (11:00) (Tony Marron)

05/06/07 : Corncrake, Loftus : male singing in field by Hummersea Cottages, just west of double hedge at 12:40

05/06/07 : Corncrake singing briefly at Hummersea in field to the west of the double hedge leading down to Hummersea Beach steps, near the old farm cottages at 12.40. Also a passage of ca 100 Swifts, 2 juvenile Stonechats and a Blackcap (Ted Parker)
One lucky observer (not me) had 3 Spoonbills on Saltholme Pool next to the road late morning but they quickly vanished. The Corncrake was listened for this evening but not heard (Jamie Duffie)
Male Cuckoo in bushes below Rec Pond car park. Whinchat still on Greenabella (Ian Forrest)

06/06/07 : 2 Red-legged Partridges at feeding station in Errington Woods (Gordon Douglas)

07/06/07 : Bluethroat, South Gare : at north end (19:45-20:15 at least)

07/06/07 : Male Bluethroat at South Gare this evening moving between the gully and the bushes at the end (Tea bushes) showing well occasionally but normally elusive (Jamie Duffie)

08/06/07 : At Hummersea today: 3 juvenile Stonechats, 2 Cuckoos, a Blackcap, 4 Willow Warblers and at least 16 Whitethroat territories. There were also numerous Painted Lady Butterflies (including several in my garden later in the day) (Ted Parker)
South Gare: No sign of the Bluethroat but numerous Painted Lady butterflies present (Ted Parker)

09/06/07 : Black-headed Wagtail, South Gare : male this morning (09:45)

09/06/07 : Little Gull, Saltholme Pools : six on Back Saltholme Pool with Grey Plover and Sandwich Tern

09/06/07 : Male Black-headed Wagtial seen well but only briefly on the ground and then in flight at South Gare at 09:45 (Keith Cowton)
On Back Saltholme this morning: 6 Little Gulls, a Grey Plover, 1 Sandwich Tern and a Barnacle Goose. Viewing very difficult due to heat shimmer. At Dormans Pool: ca 1,000 Swifts over the southern end of the Reclamation Pond and a Common Buzzard flew south over Hargreave's Tip at 15:10 (Ted Parker)
11:45 at Whorlton Castle, Swainby : Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap, Grey Wagtail on river in village; 3 Painted Lady, Wall, Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies. Hutton Rudby 17:30 : Little Owl, Kingfisher, Orange-tip, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, and Small Copper (Mick Brennan)

11/06/07 : Grasshopper Warbler reeling and showing well near car park for Dorman's Pool hide, 08:50 (Julie Hogg)
Great Spotted Woodpeckers (male and female) plus 5 juveniles, in back garden at Wolviston Court (Phil Tumilty)

12/06/07 : Blue Tits, Coal Tits, Great Tits, and Great Spotted Woodpecker in back garden at Wolviston Court (Liam Tumilty)
Black Tern at Scaling Dam nature reserve (Jim Henderson)

13/06/07 : At 10:00 from Rec. Pond car park : three Cuckoos in view and a fourth calling from the plateau area (Ian Forrest)

14/0607 : Red-necked Phalarope, Saltholme Pools : female still at Back Saltholme Pool late afternoon plus Little Stint, 6 Little Gulls and 2 Avocets. Park by triangle to view (16:35)

14/0607 : European Storm-petrel, Redcar : one past this morning plus 4 Arctic Skuas

14/06/07 : Two hours of seawatching from various points from Majuba Rd carpark to opposite the Park Hotel, Redcar in late morning produced 72 Gannets, 4 Arctic Skuas harassing terns, one of which gave superb views as it flew along the beach, 9 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Storm Petrel close inshore. 60+ Guillemots, many Common and Sandwich Terns, lots of Fulmars, Kittiwakes and the usual gull species (Scott Kennedy)
Red-necked Phalarope, Avocet (2), Little Stint and Knot on Back Saltholme this evening (DaveB)

15/06/07 : Little Gull, Saltholme Pools : 1st-summer flew over the A178 (11:00)

16/06/07 : Black Tern, Saltholme Pools : on the Back Pool (10:30)

16/06/07 : Avocet, Saltholme Pools : four at Back Saltholme Pool this afternoon

16/06/07 : In addition to the Black Tern there was also 1 Arctic Tern and 3 Little Gulls on Back Saltholme this morning; also another 4 Little Gulls on the Rec Pond (Mark Rowbottom)
At South Gare this evening (16:30 to 17:30) : Arctic Skua chasing terns, and a Barn Owl, roosting in bush near first slag pools,was mobbed by a Magpie and flew towards the end of Gare (Ian)

17/06/07 : Spoonbill, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool (08:30)

17/06/07 : Hobby, Cowpen Marsh : one over (09:45)

17/06/07 : Great White Egret, Cowpen Marsh : showing on Holme Fleet as viewed from the A178 at Holme Fleet pull-in (11:17); flew off west (11:40)

17/06/07 : Spoonbill, Saltholme : on east pool (19:30)

17/06/07 : At 11:00 Great White Egret at Holme Fleet; Whinchat still on Greenabella Marsh (Ian Forrest)
4 Avocets on Greatham Creek this morning

18/06/07 : Spoonbill, Saltholme Pools : one again at Back Saltholme Pool this morning plus a Long-tailed Duck on West Pool (08:30)

18/06/07 : Spoonbill, Saltholme Pools : still at Saltholme West Pool at northwest end. Brent Goose at South Gare this evening (19:45)

18/06/07 : I think the duck on Hurworth Burn is a female Rosy-billed Pochard, a South American species. Any thoughts anyone? (Graeme Joynt)
Spoonbill and Long-tailed Duck on west side of Saltholme by road (Graeme Joynt)
Spoonbill still present this evening (19:45) on Saltholme west pond - went to sleep on isthmus north west end (Ian Forrest)
Brent Goose at South Gare this evening. Bird appears lame (dave l)
Brent Goose on South Gare roost with 38 Eiders this evening; an Arctic Skua was seen briefly in bay (GX Megson)

19/06/07 : Spoonbill again at Dormans Pool this morning. View from north side (A McLee)
Spoonbill still on West side of Saltholme at 20:15 feeding though often asleep on the causeway. Also a few Little Gulls commuting between Back Saltholme and the Rec Pond. (Jamie Duffie)

20/06/07 : Spoonbill, Saltholme Pools : reported still

20/06/07 : Spoonbill still on Back Saltholme (08:30) (Bob Crawford)

22/06/07 : Spotted Redshank and summer-plumaged Ruff on the new RSPB Saltholme pools this morning, along with a Speckled Wood butterfly (Ted Parker)
Cuckoo heard calling and seen Dormans Pool from top car park c.20:00 (Ian Forrest)

23/06/07 : Roseate Tern, South Gare : on rocks (11:00)

23/06/07 : At Hartlepool Headland this morning (10:20-12:45): 289 Guillemots, 84 Razorbills, 42 Puffins and 85 Common Scoters all mainly flying north and 13 Manx Shearwaters (8 north and 5 south) ( Ted Parker)
Cuckoo near Dormans Pool carpark 11:00 (Keith Ryan)

24/06/07 : Little Gull, Saltholme Pools : 5

24/06/07 : Arctic Skua chasing Kittiwakes by Coatham beach, viewed from Majuba Road car park (07:00) (Eric James)
In morning off H'pool Headland : 1000 - 1200 Guillemots, 15 Razorbills and a few Puffins, all loafing on calm sea. 5 Little Gulls (subadults) at Saltholme and Rec pond (A McLee)

25/06/07 : The adult Yellow-legged Gull has returned to the Tees Barrage. Seen on the Water Course and just downstream of the barrage at 17:45 (Gary Sharples)
Hartlepool Headland this evening 16:45 - 18:15 : 6 Manxies, 5 Arctic Skuas & a Storm Petrel flew north at 17:45 (Steve D Keightley)
At 19:00 adult Pomarine Skua south over Staithes breakwater (Cleveland side); also Manx Shearwater north at 20:00 (Ian Kendall)

26/06/07 : Marsh Harrier, Saltholme Pools : adult female went down into long grass on the western side of the back pool (08:55)

26/06/07 : Little Gull : 3 between Reclamation Pond and Dormans Pool in evening

26/06/07 : Three Storm Petrels past Hartlepool Headland this morning, 3 Arctic Skuas, a few Manx Shearwaters and quite a few auks (nearly all Guillemots) but little else (Ted Parker)

27/06/07 : Great White Egret, Saltholme Pools : on East Pool this evening (18:00), then Dormans Pool (20:25)

27/06/07 : Great White Egret now on Dormans Pool (8.25), apparently not the bird from Cowpen just over 1 week ago (Richard Taylor)

28/06/07 : Great White Egret, Dorman's Pool : again this morning by the hide; also Marsh Harrier (07:30)

28/06/07 : Great White Egret, Dorman's Pool : still present opposite the hide; also female Marsh Harrier and 2 adult summer Little Gulls (17:20)

28/06/07 : Great White Egret at Dorman's Pool to 17:20 at least, opposite hide but often difficult to see among reeds; also female Marsh Harrier and 2 adult summer Little Gulls (Gary Sharples)

29/06/07 : Great White Egret, Dorman's Pool still no sign this afternoon (14:00)

29/06/07 : Little Gull, Dorman's Pool 6 1st-summer

29/06/07 : Spotted Redshank, Greatham Creek

29/06/07 : On Dormans Pool this morning: 6 Little Gulls (all first-summers), 1 Cuckoo, a female-type Marsh Harrier and an adult Water Rail showing out in the open near the hide. A summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank was on Greatham Creek. There was no sign of the Great White Egret today up till 14:00 (Ted Parker)
2-3 Crossbills flew over Skelton heading towards Upleatham/Errington Woods (Damian Money)
Five Common Scoters, 11 Eiders and 1 Red-throated Diver off Newburn near Seaton Carew this evening (Julie Mason)

30/06/07 : Roseate Tern, South Gare one on the rocks this afternoon (15:45)

30/06/07 : Little Gull, Dorman's Pool four 1st-summers late afternoon

30/06/07 : Roseate Tern at South Gare on rocks with Sandwich and Common Terns at 16:15 and 4 first-summer Little Gulls at Dormans, male Stonechat and probable first-summer Iceland Gull seen briefly on rubbish tip from Hide at 17:30 (Ian Kendall)
At 16:30-18:00, 1 female Marsh Harrier at Dormans Pool flying but also sitting on grassy bank at Cowpen Bewley side of pool, and showing well. Great White Egret not showing (Keith Bird)
Juvenile Long-eared Owl at Scaling Dam Reservoir in afternoon (Mike Corner)

July 01/07/07 : Little Gull, Dorman's Pool : seven this morning; also Marsh Harrier

0107/07 : From 09:15 to 10:30 at Dormans Pool : Marsh Harrier; also 4 Little Gulls on spit (Ian Forrest)
Adult Kittiwake on Dormans Pool mid afternoon (Jamie Duffie)
Marsh Harrier and 4 Little Gulls on Dormans Pool at 16:30
South Gare beach at 16:30 : 30+ Sandwich Terns on beach along with 1 Little Tern on rocks, and 25 Eiders in bay. Also plenty of Oystercatchers, Turnstone, Ringed Plover and a few Dunlins along with 2 Shelducks. Great Skua offshore (Sylvia Brennan)

02/07/07 : Marsh Harrier, Dorman's Pool : female present again and 6 Little Gulls (08:45)

02/07/07 : Spotted Redshank, Scaling Dam Reservoir (13:17)

02/07/07 : Female Marsh Harrier at Dorman's Pool at 08:45, also 6 Little Gulls. Single Common Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwit (sum. pl) and four Dunlins on Back Saltholme at 09:15 (Julie Hogg)

04/0707 : Corncrake, Pinchinthorpe : singing 1.5km to the west heard from the disused Pinchinthorpe-Nunthorpe railway line NZ569149 (03:00)

04/07/07 : Hobby, Scaling Dam Reservoir : adult over west (11:30)

04/07/07 : Little Gull, Dorman's Pool : 4

04/07/07 : An adult Hobby flew west low over Scaling Dam at 11:30, very close to the hide (Ted Parker)

05/07/07 : Marsh Harrier, Dorman's Pool : female again, mobbed by Lesser Black-backed Gull (08:30)

05/07/07 : Little Gull, Reclamation Pond : one this morning

05/07/07 : Female Marsh Harrier at Dorman's Pool 08:30. Also 1 Little Gull on Rec. Pond, 5 Dunlins on Back Saltholme (Julie Hogg)
Male Goldeneye at Scaling Dam this morning, in front of hide (Scott Kennedy)
South Gare 10:30 - 12:00 : 25+ Sandwich Terns again on beach along with 3 Little Terns and 2 Kittiwakes. Also plenty of Common Terns feeding off end of breakwater, Guillemot, Ringed Plover and Turnstone (Mick Brennan)
Corncrake still calling last night near Pinchinthorpe. Bird was calling 21:30-23:30 ish at least. Email me if you want directions(RCT@teesmouth.plus.com), as it is a Schedule 1 species I will not put directions on here. NO TAPES! (Richard Taylor)

06/07/07 : Corncrake not heard last night at Pinchinthorpe (21:30 to 23:45) but conditions not good, being wet and windy for first hour. Barn Owl previous night in Dunsdale area (Mark Rowbottom)
At 13.00, 5 Crossbills flew over Tedworth Close, Guisborough (Craig Williams)
South Gare 20:00 : 1 Knot with Ringed Plover and plenty of Dunlins on beach; 3 Little Terns flying over, Sandwich Tern on rocks (Mick Brennan)
Near Pinchinthorpe: Corncrake still present, calling intermittently 21:55-22:05. It didn't call again until 23:40 but then more persistently. Also Barn Owl, Little Owl, Curlew and Grey Partridge (Gary Sharples)

07/07/07 : Corncrake, Pinchinthorpe : singing again last night a mile west of Pinchinthorpe heard from the disused Pinchinthorpe-Nunthorpe railway line NZ569149

07/07/07 : South Gare, 7.15 - 8.45 : Red-throated Diver close inshore in bay along with 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and Eiders. 10 Redshanks and Sandwich Terns on rocks, Ringed Plover and Dunlin. Guillemot with 1 young, 3 Gannets, Arctic Skua chasing terns off end of Gare. Ringlet butterflies at Swainby earlier in day (Sylvia Brennan)
3 Avocets on Long Drag; 4 present there on 5/7/07 (Chris Sharp)
Corncrake calling at Pinchinthorpe 22:50 till 23:30 at least (Bob Crawford)

08/07/07 : Corncrake, Pinchinthorpe : calling again last night at c.NZ569149 and audible from the disused Pinchinthorpe-Nunthorpe railway line (07/07)

08/07/07 : Corncrake singing at 00:40, heard from near the Cross Keys pub. Some one down there with a flashlight (GX Megson)
At South Gare: Red-throated Diver still in the bay; 2 Wheatears on the cabin rocks (Ben Taylor)
3 Green Sandpipers on new RSPB ponds, Saltholme (Keith Ryan)
At least 39 Black-tailed Godwits on Back Saltholme this evening (Jamie Duffie)
At Guisborough Forest this evening: Tom Francis, Chris Sharp and I had excellent views of a male Nightjar both perched and in flight. It started churring at approx 10.10 and showed soon after. The Corncrake was still calling almost continuously near Pinchinthorpe at 11.00 hrs (Ted Parker)
In addition to Ted's message, the Corncrake started singing intermittently from at least 20:15; also 2 Little Owls in area (Mark Rowbottom)

09/07/07 : Little Gull, Dorman's Pool : two

09/07/07 : A Common Sandpiper and a very dark Ruff on Back Saltholme 08:45, also 10 Dunlins, 2 Ringed Plovers, a Yellow Wagtail, at least 9 Common Tern chicks. Brief views of two female/eclipse Garganeys in vegetation around flood between back pool and A178 (visible from opp. side of A178). Single Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Yellow Wagtails on Calor Gas Pool (Julie Hogg)
A Puffin, 30+ Guillemots, a Sanderling, 22 Dunlins, several Ringed Plovers, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers at South Gare this morning. Adult (pale-phase) Long-tailed Skua and a Pomarine Skua seen from Majuba Rd car park, Redcar. Adult pale phase Arctic Skua opposite Park Hotel Redcar and 2 adult dark phase Arctic Skuas seen from car park closest to Marske (Scott Kennedy)
At Scaling Dam today: 2 Whimbrels and 3 Common Sandpipers (Ted Parker)

10/07/07 : Osprey, Billingham : flew NW over A19/A698 junction just north of Billingham (20:00)

10/07/07 : 9:00-10:00 at Seaton Snook : Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Tern (9), Sandwich Tern (c.15). Juv.Cuckoo behind dunes on fences at end of Zinc Works Road on either side of sand extraction site being fed by Meadow Pipits. Snipe (3) along fence posts North Gare access road (Ian Forrest)
Osprey at 20:00 low north-west over A19 / A689 junction heading towards Crookfoot/Wynyard area (Colin Dodsworth)

11/07/07 : 20:00 at Zinc Works Road : 2 juv. Cuckoos in 'migrant bushes' at end of road (Ian Forrest)

12/07/07 : Crookfoot Reservoir 08:05-08:45: Female-type Common Scoter, 3 Common Sandpipers, adult Tree Sparrow with two fledged juveniles (Julie Hogg)

13/07/07 : Adult Yellow-legged Gull at the Tees Barrage as usual this afternoon and Common Sandpiper on river at Portrack Marsh (Gary Sharples)

14/07/07 : 2 Black-throated Divers offshore at Marske; also large number of Gannets close inshore, and 2 summer plumaged Sanderlings (Gordon Douglas)
At Scaling Dam this morning: 2 Common Sandpipers. At Lockwood Beck Reservoir: 2 pairs of Spotted Flycatchers feeding 4 and 3 fledged young respectively on the fence around the gamekeeper's field and a Great Crested Grebe with 1 young bird (the nest nearby contained 3 unhatched eggs) (Ted Parker/Don Page)
Long-eared Owls showing well at Hurworth Burn at 20:00 onwards. Nine juveniles seen/heard and two adults bringing in food. Cuckoo juvenile still Zinc Works Road and Whinchat still present on Greenabella (Ian Forrest)

15/07/07 : Wood Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : one this morning

15/0707 : Dark coloured Arctic Skua at Seaton Snook this morning and two Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea. Cuckoo still present (Ian Forrest)
Non Bird News - at Maze Park, River Tees, between 10:00 - 12:00 : 1 Comma, 2 Grayling, Small Heath, Small Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell, Large White, Ringlet, plenty of Meadow Browns and 5 and 6 spot Burnet Moths along with 1 Silver Y (Sylvia Brennan)
Back Saltholme this afternoon: Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, ~30 Dunlisn, 2 Turnstones plus usual the residents at this time of year. Seaton Snook at High Tide: 25 Knots, 1 Golden Plover, 15 Ringed Plovers, 98 Sandwich Terns, 23 Common Terns, 6 Little Terns, 16 Dunlins, 18 Curlews and 1 Grey Heron (Julie Mason)
2 Greenshanks, Wood sandpiper and 2 Black-tailed Godwits on guided walk to RSPB Saltholme this morning. Contractors are commencing building work Monday 16th July (Chris Sharp)
Two Green Sandpipers on Crookfoot with 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Little Ringed Plovers (Chris Bielby)

16/07/07 : One dark phase Arctic Skua and a Black-throated Diver within 30 yards off shore at Marske this evening (Gordon Douglas)

17/07/07 : Roseate Tern, Seaton Snook : adult on beach in tern flock; also 7 Little Terns (09:00)

17/07/07 : Bar-tailed Godwit, South Gare : two birds along the shoreline (20:30)

17/07/07 : Curlew Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : 2 at Back Saltholme Pool this morning (1 still this afternoon). 8 Little Gulls (1 adult) on Dorman's Pool. Spotted Redshank at Greatham Creek

17/07/07 : Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Grasshopper Warbler all between North Gare car park and Zinc Works (Simon Duckworth)
Seaton Snook 08:05-09:00: adult Roseate Tern and 7 Little Terns (incl. 1 juv) with Sandwich and Common Terns (Julie Hogg)
On Back Saltholme this morning: 2 Curlew Sandpipers (1 still present in the afternoon) with 40 Dunlins; 8 Little Gulls on Dormans Pool, including an immaculate adult. Otherwise very quiet (Ted Parker)
Hobby at Skelton Castle briefly at 14:45. Drifted out of site and last seen heading low towards Saltburn (Damian Money)
Black-necked Grebe, ad summer, on sea off Marske, viewed from the car park opposite to Byedales School, at southeast end of Stray. Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Redpolls from Lockwood Beck car park (Chris Bielby)
2 Curlew Sandpipers and 2 adult Little Gulls still present on Back Saltholme at 19:00. At least 2 Grasshopper Warblers reeling along the Zinc Works Road near the first stopping point at 21:50 (Julie Mason)
On Greenabella this evening : 6 Greenshanks, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Whimbrel with common waders (Jamie Duffie)

18/07/07 : At Skinningrove/Hummersea this morning: 34 Razorbills on the sea (including at least 12 juveniles), 2 Stonechats (female and a juvenile), and 4-5 Grey Wagtails and 6 Pied Wagtails on the beach. At Scaling Dam: a moulting adult Sanderling (quite a rarity here), 3 Common Sandpipers, a Peregrine, a male Blackcap, 4-6 Willow Warblers and a juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Ted Parker/Don Page)
The 2 adult Curlew Sanderpipers still on Back Saltholme late afternoon (Mark Rowbottom)
Noctule bats are showing well, weather permitting at Dorman's Pool 21:30 onwards. Park in club car park and observe from road junction at Koppers sign (A McLee)

19/07/07 : 2 Little Egrets, 2 Greenshanks, 1 Common Sandpiper and reeling a Grasshopper Warbler on Greenabella 08:00-08:45 (Julie Hogg)
A Black-throated Diver, and 3 Red-throated Divers in summer plumage close inshore at Marske this morning. Also here 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Arctic Skuas, several Guillemots, 2 Razorbills, and usual gulls and terns (Scott Kennedy)
Seaton Snook this afternoon - Arctic Skua, Eider Duck (11), Red-breasted Merganser, Little Tern (11) ,Common Tern (50+), Sandwich Tern (30+), Shelduck (3), Ringed Plover (20+), Stonechat (3), Cuckoo, Bar-tailed Godwit, Cormorant (20+), Guillemot, Curlew (7), Oystercatcher (20+), Grey Heron, Dunlin (2), Meadow Pipit, Slylark, Magpie (Ian Forrest)

21/07/07 : Sooty Shearwater north past Hartlepool this morning with c50 Arctic Terns and Manx Shearwater (Tom Francis)
Seawatching off Skinningrove this afternoon: 160 Razorbills on the sea and 29 Common Scoters, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Bonxie, 2 Arctic Skuas and a Little Tern past (Ted Parker)
For interest : a colour-ringed Curlew on Seal Sands on 17 July was originally ringed here in September 1981, and is hence 26 years old (apparently only three years short of the BTO longevity record for the species)(per R M Ward) (Mike Leakey)

22/07/07 : Purple Sandpiper, Hartlepool : four on Heugh Pier

22/07/07 : Little Egret, Greenabella Marsh : one there and one on the pond by the A178 road bridge over Greatham Creek (14:30)

22/07/07 : Little Tern, North Gare : two fishing along the shoreline just beyond the sandworks (15:00)

22/07/07 : Sunday am - Seaton Snook - Juv.Cuckoo still present behind dunes. Hartlepool Headland - Purple Sandpiper (4) along Heugh Pier with Turnstone (4) over high tide. Marine Parade - Red-throated Diver (2) summer plumaged swimming north plus Eider (4) in two rafts. Crimdon Dene - Red-throated Diver swimming north (Ian Forrest)
Ad and juv Little Egret around Greatham Creek this morning, the latter looking like it was not long fledged; also 2 Curlew Sands in the area (Richard Taylor)

23/07/07 : Sooty Shearwater, Hartlepool : one flew south past Hartlepool Headland late morning plus a Minke Whale lingering offshore till at least 11:27 (10:40)

23/07/07 : Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult still on the Tees Barrage today

23/07/07 : Greatham Creek 08:50-09:15: 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult, with white leg ring, and immature (2nd summer?) - red bill, black patch around eye, black on primaries)) briefly. Also 2 Whimbrels, 1 Spotted Redshank and a summer plumage Knot (Julie Hogg)
Yellow-legged Gull still at Tees Barrage this morning. Also c.30 Common Terns and two Cormorants feeding in the swirling waters (Ian Forrest)
At Hartlepool Headland this morning: 1 Minke Whale feeding close inshore 11.00-11.40, showing well intermittently, plus 1 Sooty Shearwater, 500 Guillemots on the sea, 4 Arctic Skuas, 1 Red-throated Diver, 19 adult Little Gulls, 4 Manx Shearwaters, several Arctic Terns and many Common and Sandwich Terns feeding offshore (Ted Parker)
Barnacle Goose at Locke Park with flock of Canada Geese 18:00 (Linda Watson)

24/07/07 : Whimbrel, Redcar : 32 flew east along the seafront at Coatham mid-morning (10:00)

24/07/07 : At Hartlepool Headland this morning: 3 adult Roseate Terns (flew south), 1 Manx Shearwater, 14 Common Scoters, 10 Whimbrels (south), 1 adult Little Gull and 12 Arctic Terns. In addition, 100 Gannets feeding on an offshore shoal (Ted Parker)
Common Scoter (2) in the harbour mouth at Hartelpool Headland this morning and a single Red Knot - well coloured, roosting over high tide on the rocks inside the Heugh Pier. Two Arctic Skuas over Seaton Snook this evening though mostly staying towards South Gare. c.200 Terns present mostly Common and Sandwich with a few Arctic (Ian Forrest)
At Seaton Snook this afternoon : 3 adult Roseates with 192 Sandwich Terns, 102 Common Terns, 2 Arctic Terns and 2 Little Terns (Mike Leakey)
In Greatham Creek area this evening : 2 Spotted Redshanks, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and Little Egret (Jamie Duffie)

25/07/07 : A skein of small geese flew north over Acklam Hall this evening at 7.15pm. I didn't see them very well as they were behind trees, but the call was clearly heard and they sounded like Barnacle Geese (Martyn Sidwell)

26/07/07 : First summer male Marsh Harrier and Little Egret at Haverton Hole, 11:30 (Mike Leakey)
1 Whimbrel, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Eiders and 25 Turnstones (summer plumage) on Seal Sands tonight (Julie Mason)
In Greatham Creek area this evening : Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Greenshank. On Dorman's : 4 Little Gulls (Jamie Duffie)

27/07/07 : At Hartlepool Headland this morning/early afternoon: a small passage of Common, Arctic, Sandwich and Little Terns, 3 Arctic Skuas, 1 Whimbrel, 4 summer-plumaged Knots, 1 Manx Shearwater and ca 50 Guillemots on sea, many with young birds (Ted Parker)

28/07/07 : Roseate Tern, Castle Eden Walkway : three off Castle Eden Dene today plus 14 Red-throated Divers

28/07/07 : Morning at Greatham Creek / Seal Sands area : 38 Knots, 3 Greenshanks, 1 Goosander, 1 juv. Little Egret (A McLee)
Crimdon Dene over high tide : 4 Red-throated Divers, 3 Gannets 200yds offshore feeding, Guillemots and Great Crested Grebe. A little further north at Castle Eden Dene : 14 Red-throated Divers within a few feet of the shore plus Guillemot, 3 Gannets, 3 Roseate Terns and 15+ Great Crested Grebes (Ian Forrest)
Off Hartlepool Headland in 5 hours seawatching on the morning/early afternoon : large flocks of feeding terns, including ca 240 Common and 160 Arctic. Also 5 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Whimbrel (on rocks), 5 summer-plumaged Knots, 1 Arctic Skua and a single Puffin (Ted Parker)

29/07/07 : At Crimdon, 10 Little Gulls on beach 08:00 (Chris Brown/Mike Gee)
Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Redpoll & Peregrine from car park at Lockwood Beck this morning. Arctic Skua & Sooty Shearwater from Cowbar between 14:30 and 15:15 (Ann Mason)
Marsh Harrier, female (yellow head type), at Sleddale, N. Yorks in afternoon (Mike Corner)

30/07/07 : Roseate Tern, Seaton Snook : at least one again in evening

30/07/07 : This morning at Scaling Dam, Spotted Flycatcher feeding two young. Also of interest Speckled Wood and Female Broad Bodied Chaser on track at east end. At Lockwood Beck, two family parties of Grey Wagtails, Spotted Flycatcher feeding young, and Lesser Redpoll heard (Tim Nelson)
At least 1 Storm Petrel off Hartlepool Headland (4 sightings) between 15:30 and 16:40. Manxies on far flag line in feeding tern flocks and passage north. 1 Bonxie, 2 Arctic Skuas 18:00 (Chris Brown/Mike Gee)
2 male Nightjars churring and displaying, usual site in Guisborough Forest between 21:30 and 21:50 (GX Megson)

31/07/07 : Roseate Tern, Seaton Snook

31/07/07 : 2 Storm Petrels off Hartlepool between 10:00 and 10:45 (Tom Francis)

August 01/08/07 : 2 Roseate Terns (adult & juvenile) and a few Arctics at Seaton Snook this evening. Little Tern & Ruff on Back Saltholme, 2 Spotted Redshanks & Greenshank at Greatham Creek, 3 Little Gulls on Rec Pond - all this afternoon (Mark Rowbottom)

02/08/07 : Honey Buzzard, Scaling Dam Reservoir : over 10:15-10:20, it flew off east (10:20)

02/08/07 : Black Kite, South Gare : in off the sea; drifted off SW (14:23)

04/08/07 : Marsh Harrier, Dorman's Pool : female/immature this morning

04/08/07 : Marsh Harrier, Skelton : flew north (16:20)

04/08/07 : Juv. type Marsh Harrier over Dormans this morning (Keith Ryan)

05/08/07 : Young tern (ring no SR27077) flew into overhead wire at South Gare which cut its left wing off on Friday morning 3/8. Thought it would have expired by now but it appears to have recovered from the trauma and is feeding well on prawns and pieces of cod. currently residing in my garage. Wife none too pleased! (Ben Taylor)
Seaton Snook 18:30 : Arctic Skua (dark phase), Whimbrel (9 flew in off the sea), Dunlin (11), Bar-tailed Godwit (1), Common Tern, Sandwich Tern, Arctic Tern (Ian Forrest)
White-letter Haistreak , Kirklevington village garden nectaring on Polygonum affine (A McLee)
Marsh Harrier hunting over RSPB reserve (Keith Ryan)

06/08/07 : Marsh Harrier, Scaling Dam Reservoir : female/juvenile hunting on moors (20:30)

06/08/07 : Little Gull, Dorman's Pool : 4 this evening

06/08/07 : Marsh Harrier this morning just out of the county at Commondale (Damian Money)
Offshore Marske at 18:00 : a Black-tailed Godwit flew north, a pair of Little Terns were feeding three juvs. Strangely only two were ringed - silver ring right leg and a blue ring on their left. Any ideas as to where there from welcome (Gordon Douglas)
The 3 Little Tern young will be a clutch from Crimdon. The unringed one is not strange - just means I missed it! (Chris Brown/Mike Gee)
Dormans Pool this evening : 4 Black-tailed Godwits & 4 Little Gulls (Ian Forrest)

07/08/07 : Little Stint, Greatham Creek; also Spotted Redshank and 3+ Ruffs. 3 Little Egrets by Greatham Creek on pool and Greenshank. Barnacle Goose at Saltholme West Pool

07/08/07 : At 07:30 possible (95% sure) 2 Bar-tailed Godwits with Oystercatchers on practice areas at Seaton Carew golf course. Can anyone confirm? (Simon Duckworth)
Juvenile Hobby at South Gare this morning. Flew across Bran Sands and into the works (Ben Taylor)

08/08/07 : Little Egret, Greatham Creek (15:30)

08/08/07 : 15:30 at Greatham Creek : Grey Plover, Little Egret, and 2 Whimbrels (Ian Forrest)
Re Simon Duckworth's request for confirmation, we also saw two Bar-tailed Godwits on "Practice area, Seaton Carew Golf Course", approx. 12:30, 7/8/07 (Tony and Ann Ridley)

09/08/07 : Curlew Sandpiper, Greatham Creek : 2 adults on tidal pool late morning

09/08/07 : Greenshank, Scaling Dam Reservoir : 2 (15:30)

09/08/07 : 2 Adult Curlew Sandpipers on Greatham Creek tidal pool late morning. Also in area 21 Black-tailed Godwits & 10 Whimbrels. One of the Blacktails was colour ringed on right leg - red upper and white lower with letter X at least. Unable to see any further letters or numbers and it spent whole time standing on right leg before flying. Therefore unable to see if ringed on left leg! Any ideas on origin? (Mark Rowbottom)

10/08/07 : At 06:45, 16 Whimbrels flew in off the sea at Marske, headed inland towards New Marske (Steve Duke)
At 06:47, Hobby flew east over Skelton, pursued House Martins briefly (Ian Kendall)
90 Whimbrels briefly roosted over high tide on Seal Sands (35 previous day) before heading off high westwards (Robin Ward)

11/08/07 : Curlew Sandpiper, Greatham Creek : 2 at tidal pool this afternoon; also 5 Little Egrets, 2 Green Sandpipers, 6 Black-tailed Godwits and 10+ Ruffs in the area

11/08/07 : 4 Storm Petrels trapped last night at Hartlepool
Past Hartlepool Headland today: 87 Whimbrels south, plus 2 Roseate (adult and juv), 100 Common, 2 Little and 6 Arctic Terns, 4 Arctic Skuas and 47 Common Scoters (Ted Parker)
Seaton Snook over high tide this afternoon c.15:30 - Whimbrel c.40, Curlew (7), Grey Plover c.20, Golden Plover (3), Red Knot c.20, Ring Plover c.30, Redshank c.30, Dunlin (6), Oystercatcher (100+). Several mixed flocks of Grey Plovers, Knots and Dunlins flying around the bay as well. Only around 50 Terns present - Common, Sandwich and Little. Several Cormorants and Guillemots on the sea (Ian Forrest)

12/08/07 : Kingfisher (juv) by Zinc Works Road in the ditch opposite the gated road to golf course (A McLee)
Juv Merlin, poss male due to small size, on south side of Greatham Creek. Attempted to catch Dunlin but failed and landed on side of pools. Present from approx 16:45 until at least 17:45 (A Day)
2-3 Nightjars (including 2 males) showing down to a few metres in Guisborough Forest from 21.00 this evening, plus 1 Tawny Owl and a Woodcock (Ted Parker)

13/08/07 : Spotted Redshank, Greatham Creek : feeding west of roadbridge; also 5 Black-tailed Godwits (08:30)

13/08/07 : Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Greatham Creek : one viewed from the A178 bridge at 16:00, last seen at 17:15 when flew to long grass

13/08/07 : Roseate Tern, Seaton Snook : 2 ad and a juv (18:55)

13/08/07 : Spotted Redshank at Greatham Creek, feeding west of roadbridge,also 5 Black-tailed Godwits (08:30) (Julie Hogg)
Hartlepool Headland : Very quiet, with only 4 Arctic Skuas, 2 Purple Sandpipers (on the rocks) and 4 species of tern and 3 Swifts. At Scaling Dam: ca 25 Swifts passed through and a Common Sandpiper was present (Ted Parker)

14/08/07 : Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Greatham Creek : seen early this morning but not since; Spotted Redshank and Curlew Sandpiper there (07:00)

14/08/07 : Missed the Buff-breasted Sandpiper reported at Greatham Creek last night, but Greenshank on ponds opposite by wood with several Dunlin and Redshank (Ian Forrest)
Marsh Harrier at Gerrick near Scaling Dam (S. Hood)
A red Curlew Sandpiper on Greenabella at 18:00 tonight, but no sign of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper, though the tide was extremely high (Graeme Joynt)
Adult winter Mediterranean Gull in ploughed stubble between Marske and New Marske at 18:15 (Ian Kendall)

15/08/07 : Green Sandpiper, Scaling Dam Reservoir; also an Osprey reported at 15:20

15/08/07 : Pomarine Skua, Hartlepool : one flew south past The Headland this evening (17:00)

15/08/07 : At least 60 Little Gulls and 6+ Arctic skuas feeding off Hartlepool Headland late morning (Chris Brown)
Low tide count at Seal Sands this morning included 308 Ringed Plovers, 18 Grey Plovers, 184 Knots, 332 Dunlins, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Whimbrels, 218 Curlews and 810 Redshanks (Mike Leakey)
6 Whimbrels over Seaton Snook at 13:00 (Keith Ryan)
3 Green Sandpipers at Scaling tonight (Alastair Forsyth)

16/08/07 : Arctic Tern, Scaling Dam Reservoir : two

16/08/07 : Balearic Shearwater, Hartlepool : one flew north past The Headland this afternoon but distant (15:30)

16/08/07 : Balearic Shearwater, Hartlepool : one lingering off The Headland this afternoon (16:00)

16/08/07 : Little Owl still in "Quarries" South Gare first seen 09.05.07 (Alan Kraus)
Hartlepool Headland 09:00-15:00 : 1 Bonxie, 4 Arctic Skuas, 34 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Little Gulls, 3 Whimbrels, 1 Swift and ca 200 Common, 40 Sandwich and 1 Little Tern feeding offshore (Ted Parker)

17/08/07 : Very quiet at Hartlepool Headland this afternoon, with just a couple of Manx Shearwaters, 2 Arctic Skuas and a single Bonxie (Ted Parker)
Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Robin in backgarden at Wolviston Court (Liam Tumilty)
16:15 at Greatham Creek : 3 Little Egrets together, and a Greenshank (Mick Brennan)
At Seaton Snook, 10 Roseate Terns (7ad.,3juv.) at 20:00 (Tom Francis)

18/08/07 : Marsh Harrier, Scaling Dam Reservoir : two juveniles present this afternoon then flew west

18/08/07 : At Scaling Dam today: 2 juv Marsh Harriers spent an hour over the reserve this afternoon then flew west; 1 Green and 1 Common Sandpiper also present (Ted Parker)

19/08/07 : Balearic Shearwater, Hartlepool : one flew north past The Headland mid-morning plus 2 Sooty Shearwaters also north (09:10)

19/08/07 : Sooty Shearwater, Hartlepool : two north past The Headland at 13:10; also 25 Arctic Skuas past since late morning (13:10)

19/08/07 : Sooty Shearwater, Hartlepool : 11 north past the Headland 14:00-16:30; also Little Tern (16:30)

19/08/07 : Balearic Shearwater, Hartlepool : one past the Headland; also 56 Sooty Shearwaters, 62 Arctic Skuas, 4 Great Skuas and 21 Whimbrels all past in 10.5 hours

19/08/07 : Balearic Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 10+ Arctic Skuas and good numbers of Gannets, Fulmars, Common Scoters and Teals passing this morning at Hartlepool Headland 09:00 till 10:30 (DaveR)

20/08/07 : At Hartlepool Headland this morning (09:00-13:00): 37 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 147 Teals, 44 Common Scoters, 4 Puffins, 6 Bonxies, 10 Little Gulls, 5 Arctic Skuas, 2 Roseate Terns (ad + juv), ca 8 Little Terns, 1 Merlin and several Whimbrels (Ted Parker)
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park : Spotted Flycatcher and a Speckled Wood. Quite a few Migrant Hawkers and the odd Southern Hawker. Loads of butterflies around (Ian Forrest)

21/08/07 : Balearic Shearwater, Cowbar : north past (07:15)

21/08/07 : Offshore from Redcar 08:00-09:30, large numbers of Teals and Goldeneyes moving north. Also 4 Goosanders, Mallard, Scoter, 2 Arctic Skuas, and Gannets well offshore (Gordon Douglas)

22/08/07 : Balearic Shearwater, Hartlepool : past the Headland; also 25 Sooty Shearwater this morning (11:00)

22/08/07 : Hartlepool Headland (08:30-13:30): A little disappointing in view of the good conditions for seabirds: 11 Manx and 18 Sooty Shearwaters (more than this total were seen by others), 500 Gannets, 5 Bonxies, 4 Little and 2 Arctic Terns, 2 Roseate Terns (seen by Tom Francis), 44 Common Scoters, 15 Whimbrels, 2 summer-plumaged Grey Plovers and a modest passage of Kittiwakes. Two Great Crested Grebes and a Red-throated Diver were on the sea (Ted Parker)

23/08/07 : Osprey, Skinningrove : one flew south this morning; also Little Gull and Velvet Scoter (10:35)

23/08/07 : Sabine's Gull, Hartlepool : adult lingering off Hartlepool Headland from 09:00; flew off north at 15:30

23/08/07 : Pied Flycatcher, Loftus : at Hummersea this afternoon also Spotted Flycatcher and 12 Whimbrel flew west

23/08/07 : Adult Sabine's Gull at Hartlepool Headland c.07:10 (Mark Rowbottom)
Seawatching off Skinningrove this morning: 4 Bonxies, 1 Little Gull, 1 Velvet Scoter, 59 Teals and 1 Sparrowhawk, plus 156 Gannets and 305 Kittiwakes. An Osprey circled overhead at 10:35 and then flew south up the valley. At Hummersea, a few common migrants seen in a brief search included 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 6 Stonechats. 12 Whimbrels flew west. A Harbour Porpoise off the beck mouth was my first at this this location (Ted Parker)
Regular sightings of Sabine's Gulls off Hartlepool today between 07:10 and 16:30 involving perhaps 4-5 birds, most lingering then drifting north with the feeding flocks. Also 5 Sooties, R.N.Grebe, 3 Velvet Scoters, 17 Arctic and 9 Great Skuas etc. I would say the Spotted Redshank on the Creek will not be in full Summer plumage now, although I have not seen one recently (Richard Taylor)

24/08/07 : Black Tern, Reclamation Pond : juvenile this afternoon; also Little Gull (15:52)

24/08/07 : Seawatching off Skinningrove this morning was very quiet, with only 1 Bonxie, 1 Manx Shearwater and 56 Teals past. At Hummersea: 5 Marsh Harriers in off the sea in rolling sea fog, plus 1 Sparrowhawk, a Stonechat, 1 Whinchat and 2 Whitethroats. A pale phase Common Buzzard was at Charltons late afternoon (Ted Parker)
Several Harbour Porpoises still off Skinningrove this morning (Ted Parker)
Spotted Flycatcher and Grey Wagtail still at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park this evening (Ian Forrest)
3 Little Egrets on pond opposite car park on A178 adj. Greatham Creek - I'm not local, don't know name. Only one had yellow feet - is this unusual? (Derek Dixon)

25/08/07 : Little Stint, Saltholme Pools : on Back Saltholme this afternoon; also Little Egret and 4 Ruff

25/08/07 : Not sure of the status of Banded demoiselle in this area but one was present on the road by Cattersty Pond this afternoon (Damian Money)
Back Saltholme: 1 Little Stint, 2 Greenshanks, 4 Ruffs and a Little Egret this afternoon (Ted Parker)

26/08/07 : Black-throated Diver, Marske-by-the-Sea : off St.Germain's (13:00)

26/08/07 : At 13:00, Black-throated Diver close in off St. Germain's, Marske (Steve Duke)

27/08/07 : Roseate Tern, Hartlepool : three lingering off the headland and an adult Pomarine Skua past north; also an Osprey over the bay (09:08)

27/08/07 : Pomarine Skua, Hartlepool : 6 off Hartlepool Headland on sea (15:35)

27/08/07 : Pomarine Skua, Hartlepool : 30+ off Hartlepool Headland this evening (28 on sea for 1 hour then flew SW over Seaton). Also 5 Roseate Terns past 2 Black Terns , 23 Sooty Shearwater, c50 Manx Shearwater and 6 Arctic Skuas

27/08/07 : Last night a Barn Owl flying over Norton at 23:10 (Keith Ryan)
Banded Demoiselle occurs on the R Tees at Aislaby and the R Leven within the county (A McLee)
Last night ,2 Tawny Owls heard but not seen Wolviston Court. Little Egret flying over Cowpen Bewley today (Liam Tumilty)

28/08/07 : Pomarine Skua, Hartlepool : 21 past the Headland 09:00-12:30; also a Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater and 3 Black Tern (12:30)

28/08/07 : Pomarine Skua, Skinningrove : seven past between 08:30 and 14:15 plus 8 Sooty Shearwaters and a Whimbrel; Marsh Harrier in off the sea at 13:20

28/08/07 : Ring-necked Parakeets have returned to West Park, Hartlepool, again favouring area around Tunstall Court (steR)
Little Egret at Greatham Creek (17:30) (Simon Duckworth)
Past Skinningrove today (08:00-14:15): 1 Bonxie, 7 Pomarine Skuas (including 1 flock of 6 adults), 11 Manx and 8 Sooty Shearwaters, 13 Arctic Skuas, 3 Puffins, 4 Red-throated Divers, 3 Shags, 1 Whimbrel and ca 250 Common Terns, plus a few Teal and Common Scoters. Over 400 auks were on the sea, most of those identifiable being Razorbills. There were 2 large feeding flocks of terns and Kittiwakes but these pulled in nothing of note. A Marsh Harrier flew in off the sea at 13:20, causing havoc among the gulls. Two or 3 Harbour Porpoises present offshore (Ted Parker)
16:30 : 3 Little Egrets at Greatham Creek on car park side of road near seal haul-out area. Not visible at times as feeding in a small creek hidden by banks (Keith Bird)

29/08/07 : Few birds past Hartlepool this afternoon, with 7 Pomarine Skuas the highlight. 2-3 probable Killer Whales were present off shore for about an hour but were very distant (Stewart Hinley)
In Greatham Creek area this evening, two juv Curlew Sandpipers, Common Sandpiper and 4+ Little Egrets. On the Snook, 100+ Dunlin along with approx 200 terns (Jamie Duffie)

30/08/07 : Manx Shearwater, Hartlepool : 18 past Hartlepool Headland between 07:50 and 08:50 plus 8 Arctic Skuas and 8 Little Gulls

30/08/07 : Pomarine Skua, Hartlepool : two south past Hartlepool Headland mid-morning plus a Balearic Shearwater north at 10:00

30/08/07 : Roseate Tern, Seaton Snook : adult and juvenile this evening plus juvenile Mediterranean Gull

30/08/07 : Hartlepool Headland 07:50-08:50: Arctic Skua (3 North, 5 South), Manx Shearwater (8 North, 10 South), Little Gull (7 North, 1 South), also c50 Gannets feeding offshore and 50+ Guillemots on sea (Julie Hogg)
2 Crossbills flew over Skelton Castle heading towards Errington Woods at 09:10 (Damian Money)
Roseate Terns back on Snook lost most of their hood but have a very strong carpal bar all 3. In mixed tern flock on the far spit of land next to the channel at 16:40 (Mark Cooper)
On Seaton Snook this evening, 2 Roseate Terns (ad & juv), 2 Little Terns, 15 Little Gulls incl 1 juv and juv Mediterranean Gull (Jamie Duffie)

31/08/07 : Black-necked Grebe, Scaling Dam Reservoir : one present (09:00)

31/08/07 : Blue-winged Teal, Haverton Hole : ecl drake/female reported on Allotments Pool ( Note an escaped New Zealand Shoveler has been misidentified here as this sp. in recent months) (14:00 to 18:53 at least)

31/08/07 : Snook 06:30: the 3 adult Roseates, 2 ringed on right leg, in large mixed tern flock made up of Sandwich, 3 Little and Common; also present in the flock 9 adult Grey Plovers (Mark Cooper)
Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage as usual this afternoon, joined by a Guillemot on the river. At Portrack Marsh, a Lesser Black-backed Gull with yellow wing tags bearing the motif "1B". Also Painted Lady (Gary Sharples)
Black-necked Grebe in front of the hide at Scaling Dam this morning - a juvenile by the yellowish tint to the ear coverts (Alastair Forsyth)
1st Summer Caspian Gull on Seaton Snook this evening on the falling tide, a particularly eyecatching individual; also 12+ Roseate Terns, 2 Black Terns and 3 1st winter Mediterranean Gulls with a mass of other birds (Richard Taylor)
The Blue-winged Teal (an eclipse drake) was still on Haverton Hole till 7 pm at least, favouring the islands in the middle of the Allotment pool. This is best accessed by parking on the sharp bend next to where the pub used to be, near the pigeon lofts, and walking over the mound to view the pool on the left (Richard Taylor)

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 30/9/2007 10:09 PM
Hartlepool Headland: Very quiet this morning compared to recent days (08.00-13.00): 1 Pomarine and 1 Arctic Skua and 210 Pink-footed Geese (south in 4 skeins) being the only birds of note. 

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Name: 
Date: 30/9/2007 8:19 PM
Migrant bushes, Zinc Works Road - they're on both the left and right on either side of the sand extraction access road to the beach immediately behind the line of sand dunes. 

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Name: 
Date: 30/9/2007 8:02 PM
Migrant bushes, Zinc Works Road - they're on both the left and right on either side of the sand extraction access road to the beach immediately behind the line of sand dunes. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/9/2007 7:55 PM
On Back Saltholme this evening a marsh tern sp seen from Petro Plus pull-in showing some features of Whiskered Tern but positive ID not possible due to failing light. Other marsh tern species NOT eliminated. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 30/9/2007 7:03 PM
A few Goldcrests,thrushes and single Blackcap and Lesser Whitethroat in the Shrike Bushes at South Gare this morning. A skein of approx 67 Pink-footed Geese flew over my garden (Skelton) at 2.50 this afternoon. 

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Name: 
Date: 30/9/2007 5:39 PM
go to the very end of the zinc works rd and through the sand works and they are on your right 

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Name: 
Date: 30/9/2007 5:34 PM
where are the migrant bushes on the Zinc Works Road, please? Thanks 

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Name: 
Date: 30/9/2007 5:32 PM
go through the sand works and they are on your right just before the dunes 

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Name: 
Date: 30/9/2007 5:05 PM
where are the migrant bushes on the Zinc Works Road, please? Thanks 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 30/9/2007 12:06 PM
Zinc Works Road migrant bushes 9:00-10:00 - Redwing, Goldcrests, Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat still present. Dr's garden Hartlepool 11:00am - Goldcrests, Redwing and Chiffchaff. 

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Name: gordon douglas
Date: 30/9/2007 9:59 AM
7:45 Yellow browed warbler Locke Park in willow trees far corner 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/9/2007 7:03 AM
Yesterday a juv Gull-billed Tern flew north past Hartlepool headland at 5:10pm and then past the Jewish Cemetery at 5:50pm. Also 4 juv Saines Gulls past and 3 Grey Phals, 3 L T Skuas and 2 Pom Skuas. Glaucous Gull Hargreaves tip at 12:55pm 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 29/9/2007 9:26 PM
Saltburn Cliffs to Cattersty Gill; Single Lapland Bunting in field below Warsett Hill. Other than this,very quiet. 6 Goldcrest,2 Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechat, 20+ Redwing, 1 Fieldfare. Offshore in a brief seawatch, 1 Manxie,4 Little Auks,including 2 close in on the sea, just right of the pier. A Gannet that was earlier sat in the middle of a field on the cliff-top was succesfully launched (after a fight!) off Huntcliff and was lost to view as it flew strongly out to sea. 

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Name: Neil Hunter
Date: 29/9/2007 5:15 PM
1.30pm-3pm: Seaton Snook and channel. Good views of grey phalarope 15-20m offshore on north side of channel. Also on sea, razorbill and guillemot, and four brent geese on shoreline. Three bar-talied goodwits feeding among oystercatcher and redshank 

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Name: Neil Hunter
Date: 29/9/2007 5:10 PM
1.30pm-3pm: Seaton Snook and channel. Good views of grey phalarope 15-20m offshore on north side of channel. Also on sea, razorbill and guillemot, and four brent geese on shoreline. Three bar-talied goodwits feeding among oystercatcher and redshank 

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Name: Neil Hunter
Date: 29/9/2007 4:29 PM
1.30pm-3pm: Seaton Snook and channel. Good views of grey phalarope 15-20m offshore on north side of channel. Also on sea, razorbill and guillemot, and four brent geese on shoreline. Three bar-talied goodwits feeding among oystercatcher and redshank 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 29/9/2007 12:57 PM
07:30-10:30 this morning Zinc Works Road/Seaton Snook. In migrant bushes Spotted Flycatcher x1, goldcrest 11+, Garden Warbler x1, Lesser Whitethroat x1, Redwing x7. large flock of Goldfinch and another of Linnet. The power station field held Brent Goose c.40 with another eight on Greatham Creek, also Golden Plover x61. bar-tailed Godwit x1 still on Seaton Snook. RB Merganser x27. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 29/9/2007 12:52 PM
red breasted flycatcher brough hall area of h/pool this morning with small numbers of migrants including goldcrest redstart redwing brambling and lesser whitetroat 

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Name: Ian Kendall
Date: 29/9/2007 9:30 AM
09.00 Siberian Stonechat, 1st-winter at Hummersea on seaward site of stubble field 150 yard east of footpath to the beach. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 29/9/2007 7:22 AM
Seawatching totals for Hartlepool Headland from 08.15-16.45 (some of these figures include Colin's count): 51 Little Gulls, 10 Manx and 7 Sooty Shearwaters, 486 Common Scoters, 309 Wigeon, 35 Velvet Scoters, 107 Teal, 1 Pale-bellied and 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 32 Red-throated Divers, 32 Arctic Skuas, 24 Bonxies, 2 juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, 6 Pomarine Skuas, 1 juvenile Sabine's Gull, 1 Leach's Petrel, 2 Little Auks, 3 Fulmars (somewhat of a rarity on seawatches this autumn and included 1 'Blue' phase bird), 2 Puffins and small numbers of other duck species, including Pintail, Shoveler, Mallard, Red-breasted Merganser, Scaup and Tufted Duck. 

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Name: Wayne Richardson
Date: 28/9/2007 2:27 PM
78 pink feet south over Hemlimgton at 12:40 pm. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 27/9/2007 10:14 PM
Seawatching totals for Hartlepool today from 0730 - 1145. 1 Juv Sab's Gull, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 2 Poms, 13 Bonxies, 20 Arctic Skuas, Great Northern Diver, 15 Manxies, 17 Sooty Shearwaters,53 Pale-bellied Brents and a good passage of duck including 646 Common Scoter, 542 Wigeon, 141 Teal, 10 Velvets, 5 Scaup, 5 Tufties, 12 Pintail and 3 Shoveler. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 27/9/2007 8:32 PM
Passage past Hartlepool included 3 Grey Phalaropes, 2 juv Long-tailed Skuas, juv Sabines Gull and Black-throated Diver. Pec Sand still west side Saltholme 1pm and Little Stint. 

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Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 27/9/2007 12:20 PM
South Gare 27th 07.45 to 08.10 No sign of Grey Phal. but at least 10 Snow Buntings and 1 Fieldfair 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 27/9/2007 7:07 AM
26/9 evening: 2 Sooty Shearwater off Marske, close enough to be seen well with 10x50s. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 26/9/2007 11:01 PM
Grey Phal on sea off South Gare 5:40-6:10pm. Osprey at Saltburn taken into care. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 26/9/2007 9:59 PM
Past Hartlepool Headland (07.15-19.00): 147 Sooty, 38 Manx and 1 Balearic Shearwaters, 1 Black-throated Diver, 24 Arctic and 3 Pomarine Skuas, 16 Bonxies, 4 Scaup, 212 Common Scoters, 49 Teal, 40 Little Gulls, 6 Pintails, 104 Wigeon, 7 Pale-bellied Brent and 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Velvet Scoters and 1 Little Tern. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 25/9/2007 8:46 PM
Probable L.B.Dowitcher flew over Seaton golf course at 8am. Buff-breasted Sandpiper present early morning only at North Gare. Sabine's Gull flew North past Hartlepool at 3:38pm. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 25/9/2007 8:40 PM
On Dormans Pool near adult Glaucous Gull 3-3:15pm & Spoonbill (plus lots of gulls). Pec Sand and 2 Little Stints Saltholme on the causeway at dusk. Past Hartlepool in 2 hours late afternoon 1 Manxie, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Velvet Scoter and 4 Scaup. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 25/9/2007 6:56 PM
Past Skinningrove today in strengthening NW wind (10.00-14.00): 1 Pomarine and 4 Arctic Skuas, 1 Bonxie, 1 Sooty and 5 Manx Shearwaters, 5 Puffins, 35 Little Gulls, 1,800 auks (of which 500 were identified as Razorbills), 600 Gannets, 40 Common, 1 Arctic and 52 Sandwich Terns and 300 Kittiwakes. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 25/9/2007 6:39 PM
At Portrack Marsh this afternoon: 2 Black-tailed Godwits on West Water; Stonechat and Whinchat in reedbed south of Teal Lake and Kingfisher there. Yellow-legged Gull at the Tees Barrage. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 25/9/2007 6:10 PM
At Portrack Marsh this afternoon: 2 Black-tailed Godwits on West Water; Stonechat and Whinchat in reedbed south of Teal Lake and Kingfisher there. Yellow-legged Gull at the Tees Barrage. 

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Name: Tom Francis
Date: 24/9/2007 7:24 PM
Buff-breasted Sandpiper on power station field with Golden Plover at 6pm. 

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Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 24/9/2007 6:38 PM
approx 200 geese flew in from east across to saltholme pools possible pink feet 

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Name: Norman Walker
Date: 24/9/2007 2:52 PM
Report of sea birds fishing was at Skinningrove both sides of jetty. 

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Name: Norman Walker
Date: 24/9/2007 2:50 PM
House Martins still feeding young in two nests in Skinningrove. 

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Name: Norman walker
Date: 24/9/2007 2:49 PM
Large numbers of Guilemots and Razorbills feeding close inshore on large sandeel shoals,also 40+ common and sadwich terns.Both yesterday and today also yesterday 3 Red throated Divers not more than ten yards offshore. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 24/9/2007 2:29 PM
Buff-breasted Sandpiper still at North Gare early afternoon (2.10pm). Showing exceptionally well from the car park along the track that leads out to the gare across the golf course. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 24/9/2007 8:51 AM
Buff-breast still by the North Gare car park this morning, till 8.20 at least. 

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Name: Chris Bell
Date: 23/9/2007 8:40 PM
2-3 Lapland Bunting on Greenabella this afternoon by the middle track at the Seal Sands end. Also Little Egret & Greenshank 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 23/9/2007 7:38 PM
Buff-breasted Sandpiper this evening at North Gare. The bird is about 50 yards from the Car Park along the track that leads out to the gare. 

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Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 23/9/2007 4:55 PM
Osprey along Saltburn beck today (for its 4th day) 

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Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 23/9/2007 4:54 PM


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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 23/9/2007 11:19 AM
Blue-winged Teal still present at Haverton at 9:30am 

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Name: Alastair Forsyth
Date: 22/9/2007 10:37 PM
10 Pink-footed Geese in front of the hide at Scaling Dam this morning. 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 22/9/2007 9:20 PM
Yellow legged Gull at barrage pretending it is a glaucous winged gull scavanging salmaon kills of seals, in the absence of brown bears. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 22/9/2007 6:39 PM
Back Saltholme: Pec Sand and Lapland Bunting with Linnets. Saltholme: Little Stint and Curlew Sand. Cowpen Marsh: Pec Sand & Little Egret. Dormans Pool: 6 Pink-footed Geese 

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Name: Chris Murphy
Date: 22/9/2007 12:32 PM
Blue-winged Teal still present this morning at Haverton, also Kingfisher there. Several Little Egrets and Greenshank at Greatham Creek. 

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Name: pager
Date: 22/9/2007 12:00 PM
pec sandpiper cowpen msh 9.00 this morning 

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Name: Tom Francis
Date: 21/9/2007 8:53 PM
Pectoral Sandpiper on Cowpen Marsh at 6pm then flew towards Greatham Creek 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 21/9/2007 2:18 PM
Pec Sand Cowpen Marsh 1:35pm then flew west towards Saltholme Pools 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/9/2007 9:06 PM
Blue-winged Teal at Haverton Hole on Allotments Pool (NZ492228); Pomarine Skua off Hartlepool Headland 

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Name: Eric James
Date: 18/9/2007 11:27 PM
The two white geese on Margrove Ponds, when seen close to, appear to be Ross's Geese, so are even less likely to have come from North America! 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/9/2007 10:46 PM
Curlew Sandpiper (juv) at Saltholme Pools in morning; 3 Little Egrets at Greatham Creek 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 18/9/2007 9:11 PM
Past Hartlepool Headland today (10.00-16.00): 1 Balearic Shearwater (plus a probable second), 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Pomarine, 11 Arctic and 2 Great Skuas, 2 Scaup, 1 Pale-bellied Brent, 1 adult Sabine's Gull, 28 Little Gulls, 1 Long-tailed Duck, plus small numbers of Wigeon, Teal and Common Scoter. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/9/2007 6:37 PM
Marsh Harrier, North Gare (13:00); Blue-winged Teal, Haverton Hole : eclipse drake still on Allotments Pool (16:00) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/9/2007 6:34 PM
Sabine's Gull, Hartlepool : juvenile south past The Headland (11:40); Balearic Shearwater flew past south (13:20) 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 18/9/2007 5:24 PM
A Redwing was at Skelton Castle this morning. 

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Name: Ian Geaves
Date: 18/9/2007 9:40 AM
Pair white morph Snow Geese on Margrove Ponds this morning at 0900hrs 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 17/9/2007 10:25 PM
Hartlepool Headland (10.30-16.30): 8 Bonxies, 30 Arctic Skuas, 82 Little Gulls, 17 Red-throated Divers, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 5 Manx Shearwatwers, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 22 Pink-footed Geese, 300 Razorbills and small numbers of Common, Arctic and Sandwich Terns. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 17/9/2007 12:49 PM
16th September : 5 Little Egrets on Saltholme Pools 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 16/9/2007 7:08 PM
Sabine's Gull (juv) passed Hartlepool Headland at 14:25 

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Name: Ian Elcoate
Date: 16/9/2007 4:23 PM
Single hobby flying south past Hanging Stone Guisborough 

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Name: jamie Duffie
Date: 16/9/2007 4:17 PM
Marsh Harrier and Little Egret Dormans pool. Lapland Bunting reported Back Saltholme with Linnets etc 

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Name: Graham Walters
Date: 16/9/2007 1:54 PM
Single barnacle goose, Belasis business park. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 15/9/2007 8:15 PM
Past Hartlepool Headland (09.00-17.00): 20 Arctic Skuas, 2 Bonxies, 100 Little Gulls, 2 Scaup, 1,890 Pink-footed Geese, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 juvenile Sabine's Gull, 12 Puffins, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel, 16 Red-throated Divers, 6 Brent Geese and very large numbers of Razorbills, both on the sea and passing (not counted). 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 15/9/2007 4:11 PM
Two Marsh Harriers ar Dormans Pool this afternoon and a couple of Little Egrets at the Creek 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 14/9/2007 8:23 PM
Sabines Gull off Hartlepool this evening, found by Ian Lawson.Also 2 manxies and 2 arctic skuas. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 14/9/2007 6:47 PM
10 Pink-footed Geese flew west past Skinningrove this morning. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 14/9/2007 6:46 PM
At Skinningrove this morning: 1 Black Tern and 5 Little Gulls feeding in harbour mouth. At Scaling Dam: 1 juvenile Little Gull this afternoon 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 13/9/2007 4:39 PM
A skein of ca 60 Pink-footed geese flew inland over Skelton at 12.20 today 

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Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 13/9/2007 3:55 PM
Ring Necked Parakeets - 6 birds together last night at Acklam Hall. They seem to be gathering "pre-roost" in the trees above the duck pond each evening from 6pm. 

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Name: L. Curwen
Date: 12/9/2007 5:51 PM
Little Egret Coatham Marsh 3pm 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 12/9/2007 5:47 PM
Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper on tidal pool at Greatham Creek this afternoon with approx 50 Dunlin. Also female Merlin in area. 

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Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 12/9/2007 5:07 PM
Low tide count on Seal Sands today included little stint with 451 dunlin; also 71 ringed plover, 29 grey plover, 84 knot, 238 curlew and 910 redshank, plus a merlin on the peninsula. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/9/2007 3:32 PM
BW Teal still at Haverton 3:15pm. Baleric and Pom Skua past Hartlepool this am. No sign of Spoonbills Tuesday evening. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 11/9/2007 7:43 PM
A couple of hours seawathing off Saltburn today produced 3 Sooty and 7 Manx Shearwaters,1 Velvet Scoter with 6 Commons,8+ Arctic Skuas,2 Bonxies and ca 30 Wigeon all going north. The highlights of the day were non avian, a Minke Whale swam north and a Clouded Yellow was on the cliff top path. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 11/9/2007 10:59 AM
Two Spoonbills on Dormans Pool 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 10/9/2007 10:30 PM
On 4th September: Juvenile Long-tailed Skua close inshore past Skinngrove, plus 1,100 Gannets, 6 Manx and 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 13 Arctic Skuas, 11 Red-throated Divers, 125 Arctic Terns, 1 Whimbrel and 100 alba Wagtails on the beach. 

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Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 10/9/2007 9:04 PM
Off Hartlepool Headland today 1 Great (N at 5.30 ish), 50-60 Sooty and 20 Manx Shearwaters, 1-2 Leach's Petrels, 9 Poms, 2-3 Long-tails and 2 Roseate Terns. 

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Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 10/9/2007 5:36 PM
3 little egrets east saltholme 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/9/2007 11:28 PM
Roseate Tern at South Gare on spit on rising tide; also drake Common Scoter, 2 Manx Shearwaters, and 4 Arctic Skuas (14:40) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/9/2007 9:13 PM
Blue-winged Teal, Haverton Hole : eclipse drake still on Allotments Pool at c.NZ492228 (13:10); flew to Haverton Hole pool (17:00) On 05/09, Blue-winged Teal, Haverton Hole : eclipse drake on Allotments Pool; also Marsh Harrier and Little Egret (13:45) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/9/2007 9:30 PM
Blue-winged Teal, eclipse male, 1 m NW of Port Clarence at Haverton Hole on Allotments Pool at 09:15, showing well; also reported 13:45 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 8/9/2007 4:41 PM
Hartlepool Headland: 1 Balearic Shearwater flew north this morning (a rather dark individual), plus ca 80-100 Little Gulls (nearly all adults), 7 Puffins and 3 Arctic Skuas. Otherwise, very quiet. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 7/9/2007 7:14 PM
BW Teal still present Haverton Hole this morning. 08:30 it was in the north-east corner giving close views until disturbed. Thereafter it moved to south-west corner still giving good views. 

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Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 4/9/2007 1:29 PM
Hartlepool Headland 08:00 - 12:30 - 45 Sooty Shearwaters, 15 pale-bellied Brents, 1 Pom, 1 Long-tailed and several Arctic Skuas. Small passage of Teal and Common Scoter. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 4/9/2007 9:17 AM
Blue-winged Teal showing well at Haverton Hole on second spit at 8.15-8.30am this morning. Moved into small patch of reeds to feed and largely out of view thereafter. Also Swift over. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 4/9/2007 7:03 AM
Redcar beach, 7pm yesterday. 2 Roseate Terns very close on beach at high tide, with many Common Terns. 

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Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 3/9/2007 8:52 PM
After Greame left the Longtails picked up a juvenile, lingered in the bay then flew north with 3 Poms, another Ad Longtail went north and 3 more Poms went north (day totals 19 ad Poms north, 5ad and 4 juv Longtails north). Also 11 more Bonxies, 5 more Arctic Skuas, 9 more Sooties and a Storm Petrel north. 

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Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 3/9/2007 7:44 PM
RE Ring Necked Parakeets - Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough. 2 adult females were present from the beginning of the year until early March. Just one female has been present all summer until tonight. 4 birds tonight. Adult Male, 2 adult females and a juvenile (told by short tail and bill lacking red). Where have they been all summer? I presume they have bred again somewhere in the area but I dont think it was at Acklam Hall this year. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 3/9/2007 7:16 PM
After Ted left, 6 adult Poms flew north at 5.20pm and 2 adult Long-tailed Skuas flew south at 6.15pm. Also extra were 8 Sooties north and 3 pale-bellied Brents north. I left just after 6.15pm. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 3/9/2007 5:54 PM
Past Hartlepool Headland today (09.00-16.15 hrs): 21 Manx and 11 Sooty Shearwaters, 7 Pomarine (all adults), 21 Arctic, 15 Great and 5 Long-tailed Skuas (1 adult + 2 juvs and 1 adult + 1 juv), 20 Little Gulls and 18 Puffins, plus many Common and Arctic Terns and Gannets. The adult and 2 juv Long-tails flew north and then west inland overhead; the adult and 1 juv Long-tailed flew north quite close inshore. On one occasion, there were 3 Pomarine, 7 Arctic and 2 Long-tailed Skuas all in view at the same time. 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 2/9/2007 1:13 PM
Blue-winged Teal still present at Haverton early afternoon although quite elusive and difficult to see at times on the second (more distant) island/spit. Two Roseate Tern and 1 Black Tern on Seaton Snook yesterday evening. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 1/9/2007 9:59 PM
The Blue-winged Teal was seen first thing this morning and then disappeared until late afternoon, when it showed very well in the same location as on the previous day. Still present to at least 5.30 p.m. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 31/10/2007 10:37 PM
Chiffchaff for the 3rd day on the Headland and a Brent Goose on the sea off fairy Cove 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 29/10/2007 7:15 PM
Seaton Snook this afternoon - Twite x4, Brent Goose x17 on power station field, beached Guillemot in corner by sea grass, RT Diver x7 of which five giving close views in the channel after low tide, Bar-tailed Godwit x7, Grey Plover/Knot 40+, Arctic Tern x5. Several Razorbill, Guillemot, Cormorant and RB Merganser in Seaton Channel. 

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Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 29/10/2007 6:50 PM
Hi Craig assuming that you are from out of the area A19 Wolviston roundabout signposted seal sands at the end of this road turn left for 3-4 miles car park on left you will see the bridge over the creek in front of you 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 29/10/2007 5:45 PM
On Dormans Pool this afternoon 3 Whooper Swans 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 29/10/2007 9:19 AM
Sorry to post this here but can someone give me directions to Greetham Creek and the best place to see the Twite? 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 29/10/2007 8:38 AM
If anyone wants to see Red-throated Divers really close-up, try Matske beach between St. Germain's church and Cliffe House at very low tide. They come to within 20 metres of shore, with Guillemots and Razorbills, following large shoals of small (10-20 cm) fish into the shallows. Yesterday at least 7 between 11 and 11.30 am., with 2 Razorbills and 4 Guillemots. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 28/10/2007 10:56 PM
32 Dark-bellied Brent Geese in the estuary today (17 on the power station field and 15 on Seal Sands). 3 Razorbills in Seaton Channel and an immature Peregrine attempted to kill a Herring Gull on Seal Sands. 15 Twite in a small Linnet flock at the Seal Sands end of the Long Drag. 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 28/10/2007 10:17 PM
South Gare - at least ten Bar–tailed Godwits were amongst Turnstone (100+), Common Redshank (10+), Ringed Plover (5) and Dunlin (3). Three Goldcrest, a Robin and a Dunnock were in the Shrike Bushes. Saltholme Pools - Little Stint (1), Golden Plover (100+), Lapwing (50+) and three Little Egrets were on the back pool. Several Black–tailed Godwit were on the east pool. Sixteen Brent Geese were on the field behind the power station. Two Razorbill and four Guillimot were seen in the estuary. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/10/2007 9:15 PM
The escaped colour-ringed Night Heron seen again yesterday 4m SSE of Middlesbrough at Coulby Newham. 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 28/10/2007 7:22 PM
Seal Sands at low tide today; 15 Brent Geese, 2 Red Throated Diver, 4 Red Breasted Merganser and 3 Great Crested Grebe. 

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Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 28/10/2007 7:02 PM
57 Twite on wires at Greatham Creek this morning 

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Name: Gordon Douglas
Date: 28/10/2007 4:10 PM
Purple Sandpiper feeding with Turnstones at Redcar 

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Name: pager
Date: 28/10/2007 2:34 PM
red necked grebe off the pilot station south gare this morning 

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Name: pager
Date: 28/10/2007 1:39 PM
rough legged buzzard reported over danby beacon this morning 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 28/10/2007 12:05 PM
40+ bramblings still this morning at lockwood beck 

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Name: Dave Mansell
Date: 28/10/2007 9:33 AM
These ringed gulls are seen fairly frequently in the Scarborough area - see my site www.eastaytonbirding.blogspot.com, and look at the posting on 27.07.07 for ringed bird number 1372. The ones in this area were ringed at Seamer landfill site near Scarborough, as part of a study of roof nesting gulls feeding on landfill sites. As already mentioned, Sara Bone will give the exact details of the bird you saw. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 28/10/2007 8:38 AM
Ted, From the information I have then the Orange ringed bird is most likely British,you should contact Sara Bone, Field Ornithologist / WEMD, Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ, United Kingdom. e-mail: sara.bone@csl.gov.uk The Yellow ringed bird is probably not British and it's probably best to report this one to Peter Rock, 7 Parkside Avenue, Winterbourne, Bristol BS36 1LU , United Kingdom. e-mail: pete.rock@blueyonder.co.uk He is the coordinator of the colour ring projects of the larger gulls 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 27/10/2007 9:20 PM
Ted, you can report colour ringed birds on the BTO website. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/10/2007 8:51 PM
Seaton Snook 4:00pm - RT Diver x3, Brent Geese x17 moving between field behind power station and Seaton Channel approaching high tide. Artic Tern x2, Bar-tailed Godwit x5, mixed flock of waders roosted on Snook over high tide c.150 mostly Grey Plover and Knot though prior to the beach being covered by the tide there were Redshank c.100. Shelduck x2. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 27/10/2007 8:45 PM
At Skinningrove today: an adult winter Herring Gull with an organge ring on left leg (no 1114). Another bird was seen at the same location on 12th October with a yellow ring on the left leg (no 1707). Can anyone suggest an origin for these or where I might find out? At Hummersea: 1 Goldcrest, 22 Yellowhammers, 2 Tree Sparrows, 60 Chaffinches moving west along the cliffs and a Ring Ouzel. At Lockwood Beck: ca 60 Siskins, ca 40 Bramblings and 3 Bullfinches around Fishing Lodge and in trees by overflow. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 27/10/2007 8:12 PM
14 Whooper Swans 1 mile south of Stockton-on-Tees on Bowesfield Marsh new ponds at 16:55 

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Name: Mick & Sylvia Brennan
Date: 27/10/2007 6:59 PM
27.10.07 - 11.45am Weary Valley - 2 great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and large flock of mixed tits including long tailed and willow. Pm. little egret at Back Saltholme, Greatham Creek and North Gare Road. Merlin seen flying near tioxide. Hundreds of Golden Plover at Back Saltholme along with 2 little stint. Plenty of Grey plover, knot, redshank and dunlin along with bar tailed godwit on beach at end of zinc works road with brent geese in field behind power station. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 27/10/2007 6:21 PM
Not much happening today. Very quiet at Hartlepool with Great Northern Diver and 4 Shelduck the only birds of note during a brief seawatch. Adult Med Gull on the rocks between the two piers. 12 Dark-bellied Brent Geese on the field behind the power station with a further 59 flying south. 2 Scaup, 2 Little Egrets and a winter plumaged Spotted Redshank at Saltholme. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 27/10/2007 5:29 PM
7.45am today: Woodcock, Blackcap in Fox Coverts, Marske, and juvenile Little Gull on beach by Stray car park, Marske. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 27/10/2007 1:09 PM
5 dark-bellied Brent Geese off the long drag this am. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 27/10/2007 12:03 PM
6 whooper swans back saltholme 8.30 this morning 

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Name: Adam Jones
Date: 26/10/2007 7:37 PM
South Gare: 1x Brent Goose,15+ Red-breasted Merganser,2x Purple Sandpiper, 1x Stonechat, 1x Brambling and small flocks of Redwings over. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 26/10/2007 5:34 PM
At Hummersea today: Passage of ca 600 Starlings, 1 Snow Bunting, 30 Barnacle Geese and a Woodcock. Three Stonechats present (plus 4 on Skinningrove sea defences). At Lockwood Beck: 20+ Bramblings (an under-count), 40 Siskins and 2 Bullfinches. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 26/10/2007 3:53 PM
On Seaton Snook this afternoon: 17 Dark-bellied Brent Geese (15 on Power Station field and 2 on Seal Sands), Merlin (female/immature hunting near the channel), 2 Arctic Tern, 3 Grey Plover, 18 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Red-throated Diver. Two Guillemots on the River Tees at Portrack Marsh yesterday. 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 26/10/2007 2:52 PM
At South Gare this morning; Red Necked Grebe and Red Throated Diver on the river by the Pilot station, Peregrine on the Gas tank and the Little Owl still in the quarry. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 26/10/2007 2:26 PM
Seaton Snook this morning over low tide - RT Diver x2 close to beach, RB Merganser 30+, Bar-tailed Godwit x5, Oystercatcher, Guillemot and Artctic Tern x2. Brent Goose x14 on field behind power station. Only birds in migrant bushes were Robin, Song Thrush and Bluie Tit! Mallard, Teal, Wigeon and Curlew on Seaton Common plus Kestrel. 

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Name: C Bielby
Date: 25/10/2007 11:27 PM
5 adult Whooper Swans on Saltholm Pools late morning on 25th. 2 female Scaup still present. 

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Name: Chris sharp
Date: 25/10/2007 10:00 PM
26 Dark-bellied brents on Seaton snook p.m. also 2 Arctic Terns. G.S.Woodpecker in Zincs Work road Bushes 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 25/10/2007 8:19 PM
Woodcock at South Gare this morning. A few Redwings & Blackbirds at Hummersea and Boulby, otherwise very quiet. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 25/10/2007 7:55 PM
At Skinningrove on 24/10/07: 25 Brent Geese past during 10 minutes in the morning (1 close-in bird was a Dark-bellied but the rest couldn't be assigned to a race due to distance). Hummersea was incredibly quiet! 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 25/10/2007 2:54 PM
2 male scaup of north peer, raft of 18 common scoter, 9 pb brent geese flew over head heading south and 3 whoopers on the beach facing the channel eventually flew low over channel down towards teesport. Possible firecrest in the bushes next to the zinc road factory. Didnt get a good contact only had a few secs as it flew low into the hedge. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 24/10/2007 7:50 PM
No sign of the Richard's Pipit today in a brief search although a Lapland Bunting flew over the same field just before midday. Woodcock,5 Stonechat and a Goldcrest also on the cliffs today. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 24/10/2007 3:17 PM
13 Brent Geese flew over Seaton Snook and onto Seal Sands at 11.am. 

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Name: Eric James
Date: 23/10/2007 11:09 PM
5 Whooper Swans were on the new ponds at Bowesfield at 10:00; birds on the marsh included 1450 Golden Plovers, 18 Black-tailed Godwits and a Stonechat 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 23/10/2007 8:10 PM
Woodcock, total 13 r.t divers 5 adults 2 still have red throat of north gare peer, 4 rock pipit 4 snow bunting, 2 pale bellied brent geese on snook side of peer in the lagoon, 4 whooper swans, first year gannet 9 grey plover and first year artic tern...seaton snook. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 23/10/2007 5:45 PM
Richard's Pipit showing very well at Brotton late this afternoon c15:30. From track at bottom of golf course take path over the railway and turn right across field to open gate at top corner of field (junction of Golf course & rally track). Bird was favouring the grass field just either side of this gate. Also Woodcock & Brambling. 

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Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 23/10/2007 3:42 PM
2.45 pm Lockwood Beck, 5+ Brambling with Caffinch on the access road 

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Name: Paul
Date: 23/10/2007 3:20 PM
Red-throated diver on the sea and Jack Snipe on beach at Skinningrove 

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Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 23/10/2007 3:09 PM
Yellow Browed Warbler at Boulby in the quarry this morning and Ring Ouzel. Also 2 Brambling, 4 Siskin, 10 Tree Sparrows plus a few Redwing and Blackbirds. 2 Chiffchaff at Hummersea. 

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Name: ray
Date: 23/10/2007 1:37 PM
Thanks Gary for the info on the 21st. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 23/10/2007 1:28 PM
Quiet on the cliffs at Saltburn this morning,a few thrushes and Siskins,the Tree Sparrows are still present and a juv Swallow flew south at midday. 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 23/10/2007 12:02 PM
Woodcock flying down Haverton Hill Road past the Johnsons Matthey building at 13:00 22 October 2007. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 22/10/2007 8:42 PM
Richard's Pipit still present at 17:30 in cliff top field between Warsett Hill and Brotton Golf Course 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 22/10/2007 4:48 PM
A juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard was present on Huntcliff at 10.20 this morning,looking like it had just arrived.It was watched on the ground for 10 mins before flying slowly inland over the back of Warsett Hill/Brotton.I even managed a dodgy record shot of it ! A Richard's Pipit was present in the grass field by the rally track/golfcourse at 12.30 calling often but mostly seen in flight. A few thrushes mostly Blackbirds,a Woodcock,54 Siskin,3-4 Brambling 20+ Tree Sparrows and a Stonechat also present. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 22/10/2007 4:11 PM
Yellow-legged Gull still at the Barrage along with Shag, Guillemot and Kingfisher. 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 21/10/2007 8:54 PM
First stop today was Hartlepool Headland where we found Oystercatcher (20+), Knot (20+), Sanderling (3) and Turnstone (20+) feeding on the beech. At least twenty Common Eider were offshore along with a small group of Common Scoter (8+). A Mediteranean Gull was seen between the two break waters (probably last weeks individual), along with at least twenty Purple Sandpipers. A Merlin was seen on the road to North Gare and a Little Egret was seen on the tidal pool at Greatham Creek. A single Curlew Sandpiper was seen here with several Dunlin. A pair of female Scaup were on East Saltholme Pool. Spotted Redshank (1), Black–tailed Godwit (10+), Common Snipe (1) and two Little Egrets were also there. A second Merlin was kindly pointed out to me by one of the local birders, ‘thank you’. A Pink–footed Goose was amongst the many Greylag and Canada Geese. The Yellow–legged Gull was at Tees Barrage. 

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Name: Chris Murphy
Date: 21/10/2007 8:07 PM
Adult Med Gull, on the sea off South Gare this afternoon. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 21/10/2007 3:53 PM
There are several choices for parking close to Portrack Marsh. If you cross the Tees on the road over the barrage take a right and park at the Talpore Inn. Follow the path and you can view the whole marsh from the raised bank. Alternatively turn left once over the barrage and follow the road round behind the canoing club building. You can park anywhere here or follow the road downward to the north side of the barrage to park. Walk along the river past the canoing course (and resident Yellow-legged Gull) and you reach the marsh after about 800 yds. The other option is to park at or behind ASDA on Portrack Retail Park. Hope this helps. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 21/10/2007 2:02 PM
There are several choices for parking close to Portrack Marsh. If you cross the Tees on the road over the barrage take a right and park at the Talpore Inn. Follow the path and you can view the whole marsh from the raised bank. Alternatively turn left once over the barrage and follow the road round behind the canoing club building. You can park anywhere here or follow the road downward to the north side of the barrage to park. Walk along the river past the canoing course (and resident Yellow-legged Gull) and you reach the marsh after about 800 yds. The other option is to park at or behind ASDA on Portrack Retail Park. Hope this helps. 

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Name: ray
Date: 21/10/2007 1:31 PM
where is the best place to park @ portrack marsh as i'm new to all this? Cheers. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 21/10/2007 12:41 PM
hooded crow on the beach at south gare this morning 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 21/10/2007 10:55 AM
20.10.07 - 9-11am - Swainby - Scugdale 3 jays, flock of over 20 long tailed tits, bullfinch, flock of over 20 fieldfares with a few redwing. Also lots of red admirals and a comma butterfly. 

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Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 20/10/2007 8:11 PM
5 Little Auks past Hartlepool this am also 1 Pom Skua, 4 Whooper Swans, GNDiver and a few wildfowl. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 20/10/2007 5:19 PM
At Sleddale this morning: 1 Ring Ouzel, 5 Twites, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 175 Fieldfares, 6 Siskins, 2 Common Buzzards and 10 Red-legged Partridges, plus a modest passage of Starlings, Meadow Pipits abd Greenfinches. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 20/10/2007 12:49 PM
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Headland 10.30 am. Flew from Bowling Green towards Tennis Courts 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 19/10/2007 10:17 PM
Combined totals for visible migration westwards along the cliffs past Skinningrove and Hummersea on 15th and 19th October: 30 Skylarks, 138 Siskins, 40 Bramblings, 50 Chaffinches, 90 Greenfinches, 26 Goldfinches, 50 Linnets, 2 Redpolls sp, 2 Snow Buntings, 3 Tree Sparrows, 1,000 Starlings and 35 Yellowhammers. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 19/10/2007 4:17 PM
Yellow-legged Gull at the Barrage today in the usual spot, also 2 very vocal Kingfishers present. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 19/10/2007 3:32 PM
1-2 Crossbills flew over Skelton Castle this morning 

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Name: F Collinson
Date: 18/10/2007 9:31 PM
4pm-6pm: Feeding frenzy on north side of Seaton Channel. On water, two, possibly three, red-throated diver, at times very close to shore, along with four red-breasted merganser (being mobbed by gulls, and diving to avoid them, each time they surfaced with food) and six guillemot plus usual cormorants. Also, grey plover among oystercatcher, redshank and curlew feeding on shoreline along with heron. Great viewing until dog-walker hurled stick into the sea for his pet to fetch! 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 18/10/2007 9:26 PM
Approx 80 Pink-footed geese flew over Skelton Castle at 11.10 this morning also Brambling and several Siskins over. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/10/2007 8:08 PM
Scaup (1st winter male) at Redcar on Locke Park lake (13:10) 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 18/10/2007 3:03 PM
Seaton Snook - 9:00-11:00am today. Brent Goose x3, RT Diver x7 with three often 3-4' from the beach on the Creek edge! Artic Tern x3, Woodcock x1 was sat on the rocks at the end of the Snook in amongst the Curlew. Merlin flew across power station field and then up Greatham Creek towards Greenabella marsh following Linnet flock x20. Great Spotted Woodpecker was sat on top of telegraph pole by first lay-by Zinc Works Road. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 17/10/2007 8:16 PM
Little Stint on Saltholme Pools; also Little Egret, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank and 2 Ruffs 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 16/10/2007 11:14 PM
3 juv Little Stints on Saltholme Pools; also 2 Little Egrets, Egyptian Goose, Greenshank and Spotted Redshank 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 15/10/2007 8:44 PM
On 14/10/07, Little Stint on Saltholme Pools; also 3 Little Egrets and an Egyptian Goose 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 15/10/2007 7:11 PM
Kingfisher this pm on the Headland. 2 Blackcaps ringed, Headland am. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 15/10/2007 4:43 PM
Adult Med Gull in the Southern Car Park at Seaton Carew this afternoon. Recently I have also seen one a few times at the Newburn Sewage outfall 

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Name: peter garbutt
Date: 15/10/2007 4:10 PM
15/10/07 FOR SALE:10 volumes of birds of the world one of which is a box binder with bird paintings.all in good condition.priced at £30.tel 01642 860273 

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Name: Chris Brown
Date: 14/10/2007 10:49 PM
Garden Warbler am. and Male Black Redstart pm on Hartlepool Headland today. 

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Name: Liam Tumilty
Date: 14/10/2007 10:36 PM
1 wheatear , 2 golden plover , 1 Slavonian Grebe (winter plumage) , 1 red throated diver (winter) zinc works 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 14/10/2007 5:41 PM
Med Gull at the headland this afternoon. Also Arctic Tern (3+) and Purple Sandpiper (15+). 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 14/10/2007 4:49 PM
This afternoon Greenshank on Saltholme Pool and about 100 Pink-footed Geese landed in fields behind Back Saltholme 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 14/10/2007 1:03 PM
Merlin, female Seaton Common - view from Zinc Wks Rd 11.00h 14 Oct 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 14/10/2007 11:57 AM
Very quiet at Boulby this morning,10+ Redpoll flew over as did 25 Siskin. A few thrushes around and 1 Goldcrest.3-4 Harbour Porpoises were offshore 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 13/10/2007 10:35 PM
In addition to the White-billed Diver the following flew past Hartlepool between 0900 and 1130 today: 50 Teal, 118 Wigeon, 335 Common Scoter, 12 Velvet Scoter, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Scaup and 1 Arctic Skua. Merlin still on Seaton Common and 2 Little Egrets at Greenabella. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 13/10/2007 9:49 PM
Past Skinningrove this morning (09.35-12.30): 432 Common Scoters, 262 Wigeon, 4 Goldeneyes, 9 Velvet Scoters, 4 Red-throated Divers and 7 Shags. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 13/10/2007 9:15 PM
White-billed Diver (ad summer) flew south past Hartlepool Headland (09:00); Yellow-browed Warbler at Redcar in Locke Park, calling near children's play area (13:00) 

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Name: Sylvia & Mick Brenan
Date: 13/10/2007 6:59 PM
13.10.07 - 2.15 - 4.15 - Wheatear at sion Kop with a continuous influx of thrushes over, mostly redwing. At headland also groups of redwing and blackbirds coming in off sea. Approx 100 teal on sea between Hartlepool and Seaton along with 8 Great Crested Grebe. 2 Sandwich tern on beach at Seaton Snook - 5.30. Little Egret Greatham Creek shortly after. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 13/10/2007 6:28 PM
At Hartlepool this morning a few thrushes were coming in and while we were watching them we saw one of the fieldfares land/crash on the sea. We were watching it for a couple of minutes presuming it had drowned when it took off again from the sea and made it to the shore and continued inland. Nobody prescent had seen anything like this before! 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 13/10/2007 5:51 PM
A remarkable influx of thrushes and associated species took place this afternoon at Hummersea over a short period of time, starting at 14.00 and lasting for about an hour. It involved 1,000 Redwings, 500 Blackbirds, 250 Fieldfares, 8 Mistle Thrushes, 1 male Ring Ouzel, 50 Song Thrushes, 8 Bramblings, 1 Snow Bunting and a Chiffchaff. By 14.45, the hedgerows and fields were alive with birds but, by 15.30, most had gone inland. Also present, were 3 Stonechats and 20 Robins. A Garden Warbler was also reported from the undercliff area. 

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Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 13/10/2007 5:44 PM
6 little egrets east saltholme at 17.10pm 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 13/10/2007 3:59 PM
Saltholme late morning, 7 Whoopers, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Little Stints 1 Ruff. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 13/10/2007 3:14 PM
Several flocks of thrushes over Skelton this afternoon,mainly Fieldfare.Probably 200+ over so far. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 13/10/2007 3:03 PM
A Firecrest present this morning in scrub and gorse below Warsett Hill,showing down to around 6ft at times.It gradually made it's way towards the golf course at Brotton. Plenty of thrushes along the cliffs but otherwise quiet,4+ Stonechat,2 Goldcrests,1 Chiffchaff,20+Yellowhammer,1 Brambling and unusually, around 30 Long-tailed Tits in several groups along the cliffs,also Speckled Wood. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 12/10/2007 8:57 PM
Butterflies at Hummersea today: Speckled Wood, Comma and Red Admiral. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 12/10/2007 6:37 PM
At Hummersea today: The Barred Warbler was seen several times by Don Page, Mike Corner and myself in generally the same area as on 8th October. It was first seen in the double hedge leading down to Hummersea Beach steps and then from the footpath down to the beach, in brambles, though it was elusive and mainly seen in flight. Also 110 Pink-feet flew south and 87 Canada Geese flew east, otherwise quiet. 

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Name: Simon Lunt
Date: 12/10/2007 10:27 AM
Kingfisher at Seamer pond early evening yesterday. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 11/10/2007 11:32 PM
Seaton Snook c.1:00pm - Artic Tern x9 feeding close in to shore. 

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Name: simon duckworth
Date: 11/10/2007 12:22 AM
cowpen bewley country park 7.00-8.00am chiffchaff gs woodpecker 

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Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 10/10/2007 10:19 PM
Ring Ouzel in the quarry at South Gare this evening, plus4 Brambling and large numbers of thrushes. Also 10 Whimbrel over 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 10/10/2007 7:26 PM
South Gare this morning - 300+ Redwings,50+ Fieldfares and small numbers of Blackbirds, Robins and Song Thrushs. Single Wheatear and female Merlin. 08:30 - 11:00 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 10/10/2007 4:38 PM
Approx 52 Pink-feet flew South over Skelton Castle at 10.30 also 300+ Redwing,just 3 Fieldfare,7 Skylark,3 Siskin,2 Grey Wags and 1 Brambling over today. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 10/10/2007 1:25 PM
Merlin still on Seaton Common 9:30am from North Gare Road. Curlew x11 - two colour ringed. YB Warbler still in trees by Headland council buildings. Redwing 40+, Fieldfare x6 along with Linnet/Goldfinch flocks x50 along open grassed area Marine Drive - rugby field. 

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Name: Pager Reorts
Date: 9/10/2007 9:24 PM
Yellow-browed Warbler on Hartlepool Headland at 13:00 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 9/10/2007 5:14 PM
Wheatear at Hartlepool today with over 1100 Redwings and 200 Fieldfares overhead. 25 Purple Sandpipers on the Heugh breakwater. 

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Name: Neil Hunter
Date: 9/10/2007 3:48 PM
The merlin is still on and around Seaton Common. Spotted yesterday at 9.15am on the mound on the left as you enter the North Gare access road. Also, two male and one female stonechat on Zinc Works Road. Afternoon, single little egret feeding on pool behind hide/old bus stop at Greatham Creek. Possibly the same bird in pool on opposite side of the road at 2.30pm today 

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Name: Mark Cooper
Date: 9/10/2007 9:05 AM
type error on the Richards pipit meant 17:05 and spooked not spoked :) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 8/10/2007 9:43 PM
Very quiet today. 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese over the Zinc Works Road and 210 Red-legged Partridges at Marske. Singles Yellow-br Warblers at the Putting Green on Hartlepool Headland, Paddy's Hole at South Gare and at the undercliff scrub at Hummersea. 

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Name: Mark Cooper
Date: 8/10/2007 7:36 PM
Richard's Pipit Horden Beach on the dunes 18:05 Possible juv lots of dark coverts and tertials. Spoked by dog walker after 3 mins contact. Heading south. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/10/2007 7:21 PM
Yellow-browed Warbler NW of Redcar at South Gare, in sycamores by Paddy's Hole 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 8/10/2007 5:32 PM
At Hartlepool this afternoon YB Warbler in the putting green and one in the Olive Street/Doctors garden area. Also present several Painted Ladies and Red Admirals 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 8/10/2007 5:09 PM
Barred Warbler at Hummersea, on undercliff at the bottom of the double hedge. Also a Garden Warbler (seen by Norman Walker) and a Chiffchaff. Otherwise, very few common migrants. A tail-less Spotted Flycatcher was at Boulby late afternoon. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/10/2007 9:22 PM
Lapland Buntings (3) on Seaton Common flew towards North Gare car park at 13:20 

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Name: simon duckworth
Date: 7/10/2007 9:13 PM
had a small warbler in my garden today olive green coloured little bit bigger than wren strong eye strip couldn't see leg colour dark beak just flicking through bush picking off insects any ideas?? much appreciated 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 7/10/2007 8:08 PM
At least three (possibly four) Yellow–browed Warblers were at the Headland today. Also Fieldfare (1), Chiffchaff (1), Willow Warbler (1) and Purple Sandpiper (at least three). 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 7/10/2007 2:11 PM
Barn owl seen flying low over Norton green by Jan Frost at 6.40am. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 7/10/2007 12:42 PM
2 yellow-browed warblers in Brotton, in new woodland near golf cse entrance. 

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Name: pager 
Date: 7/10/2007 11:17 AM
3 or 4 y b warblers h/pool headland this morning and 2 in seaton crewe cemetry 

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Name: pager
Date: 7/10/2007 9:40 AM
y b warbler and 4 litle stints saltholme 9.00 this morning 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 6/10/2007 10:06 PM
The regular Yellow–legged Gull was at Tees Barrage. No sign of the reported Buff–breasted Sandpiper at Saltholme pools, but Little Egret (2), Water Rail (2), Pintail (2), Little Stint (4), Spotted Redshank (1), Greenshank (1), Barnacle Goose (16) and Pink–footed Goose (1) were the birds of note at this location. Birds of note at Seaton Snook included a single Brent Goose and an unidentified tern, possibly a juvenile Black Tern? A female Stonechat was on Zinc Road. 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 6/10/2007 8:07 PM
4 Little Stints on Back Saltholme today. Also present, around 20 Barnacle Geese, Greenshank and Ruff. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 6/10/2007 7:12 PM
Boulby this evening. The 2 golden plover flew off high west at 5pm and the dotterel flew off high north 5 mins later. SE Owl in alum qy. 

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Name: Paul.W.Forster
Date: 6/10/2007 6:45 PM
250 pink foots , 3 skeins in all near scaling dam ,heading inland from the coast 30-09-07 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 6/10/2007 6:31 PM
2 Common Buzzards over Dorman's Pool mid afternoon 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 6/10/2007 6:29 PM
Y-br Warbler in Shrike Bushes at South Gare this morning, Dotterel at Boulby, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and 4 Little Stints at Back Saltholme. 

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Name: 
Date: 6/10/2007 6:09 PM


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Name: S Farish
Date: 6/10/2007 6:07 PM
Sabine`s Gull. Stray Redcar 27-09-07 2.30pm Flew Towards Redcar . 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 6/10/2007 1:00 PM
no further sign of y b warbler shrike bushes between 10 and 12 o clock 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 6/10/2007 12:53 PM
6.10.07 10.15 - 9 swallows - Scugdale and Approx. 50 redwing flying over. Later at 10.45 large flock of redwing feeding in bushes near whorlton csstle, swainby. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/10/2007 10:58 AM
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Back Saltholme from the causeway 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 6/10/2007 10:52 AM
Yellow-browed Warbler at South Gare near Shrike bushes/quarry at 7.00 am also a Brambling flew over 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 6/10/2007 7:14 AM
Yesterday 11 am: At least 7 Red-throated diver close in off Marske Headlands, including party of 4 together. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 5/10/2007 8:24 PM
Ring ouzel on far bank at Scaling at 9am. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 5/10/2007 8:18 PM
Late afternoon: Yellow-browed Warbler still in migrant bushes on the right at the end of the Zinc Works Road. No sign of Merlin on Seaton Common, though Short-eared Owl hunting just south of the North Gare access road. 

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Name: saltholme
Date: 5/10/2007 6:18 PM
from the a66 take the a19 north to portrack rnd about then take the 2nd exit the a1078 haverton/port clarance rd continue through 2 sets of traffic lights and you will come to the a178 seaton/hartlepool rd. saltholme is about a mile up the rd 

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Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 5/10/2007 6:11 PM
approx 200 canada geese flying into saltholme from the landfill site on seal sands rd. 

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Name: pager
Date: 5/10/2007 5:23 PM
ross,s goose flew of high se with pink feet at 4.35 

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Name: ray
Date: 5/10/2007 5:06 PM
is it possible to visit saltholme now if so how do i reach it from the a66? 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 5/10/2007 1:21 PM
Ross's Goose flew into Back Saltholme at 12:00 with 80 Pink-footed Geese and still present 12:30pm atleast. Also 16 Barnicle Geese there 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/10/2007 1:09 PM
Zinc Works Road this morning YB Warbler still present. Single Wheatear nearby on power station field. Several flights of PF Goose overhead. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 4/10/2007 5:04 PM
Yellow-browed Warbler Zinc works road in migrant bushes on the right hand size. Yellow-browed Warbler Brotton at golf course by club house this morning. Black Redstart Skinningrove by seawall 50 yards north of Jetty at 2:05pm 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 4/10/2007 2:59 PM
9:00am Merlin Seaton Common - present last few days. Also another colour ringed Curlew. Stonechat x5. Little Egret x3 roadside pool Greatham Creek. 

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Name: Norman Walker
Date: 3/10/2007 11:39 AM
Skinningrove around the jetty area 1 black redstart 7 stonechat. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/10/2007 9:18 PM
4 Crossbills Scaling Dam Res in car park at 7:25am also 2 Little Stints on sailing club beach 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 2/10/2007 7:51 PM
A single Pink-foot was with 48 Canada Geese at Skelton today. 

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Name: 
Date: 2/10/2007 7:07 PM
Possibly of interest to members - Natures Calendar BBC2 Wednesday 3rd October features Seal Sands and North Gare and maybe a couple of TBC members! 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/10/2007 3:41 PM
Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Back Saltholme Pool at 3:30pm from causeway 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 1/10/2007 6:39 PM
A 'Lesser Golden Plover' species was seen and heard calling by a single observer, flying over Haverton Hole with 2 Golden Plovers heading towards Saltholme. No sign subsequently in a search. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 1/10/2007 4:54 PM
North Gare 2:00pm-3:00pm Golden Plover x1, Grey Plover x1, Redshank x3, Guillemot 12+, Cormorant, RT Diver x5. No sign of Lapland Bunting reported yesterday and no sign of any birds at all in the migrant bushes Zinc Works Road. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 1/10/2007 4:29 PM
Yellow-browed Warbler showing on and off all day at Skelton Castle today, also Approx 131 Pink -footed Geese flew over,1 skein of around 100 flew North at 10.30 and the other 31 flew East at 3.20. 3 Brambling and 2 Siskins over too. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 1/10/2007 1:21 PM
no sign of possible Whiskered Tern by noon. Two little stints Back Saltholme. Greenshank Holme Fleet. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 1/10/2007 12:31 PM
Egyptian Goose on Dormans Pool at 1215 with 15 Barnacle Geese. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 1/10/2007 7:40 AM
30/9 11.30 a.m. Approx 70 Pink-feet flew south over Marske. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/11/2007 8:42 PM
Black-throated Diver : juv in Marina at Jackson's Landing 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/11/2007 8:40 PM
Ring-necked Parakeet : 3 at Ward Jackson Park, showing well near the Serpentine Avenue entrance (14:00) 

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Name: Tom Francis
Date: 30/11/2007 7:36 PM
6 Bewick's and 1 Whooper Swan on Dorman Pool and Scaup on Saltholme 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 30/11/2007 6:59 PM
At Sleddale this morning: a Peregrine took a pigeon. Peregrine also showed well at Scaling Dam. 

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Name: 
Date: 30/11/2007 6:33 PM
Yep! Little Egret are on any of the ponds around here almost daily now. 

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Name: Lynn Thomson
Date: 30/11/2007 6:05 PM
Would it have been a little egret I saw this afternoon at Saltholme? Not familiar with the area, so not sure which bit - big pond beside the hide under construction? 

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Name: gordon douglas
Date: 29/11/2007 6:21 PM
21 red-legged partridges in field near reservoir New Marske. Also 2 goldeneye on reservoir 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 29/11/2007 3:43 PM
Black-throated Diver still present Jacksons Landing pm today plus RB.Merganser x4 (2 male & 2 female)and Cormorant x1. 

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Name: David
Date: 29/11/2007 1:13 PM
Whooper Swans and Goldeneye on Scaling Dam this morning 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 28/11/2007 12:39 PM
Black-throated Diver showing well in Jackson's Landing this morning. 

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Name: Ian Geaves
Date: 28/11/2007 10:15 AM
Sorry make that west of old railway line. 

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Name: Ian Geaves
Date: 28/11/2007 10:11 AM
Peregrine Falcon between Margove and Boosbeck above trees north of old railway line 

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Name: Ian Kendall
Date: 27/11/2007 11:14 PM
25th Nov, late am - ad Med Gull and ad Little Gull feeding over surf at Saltburn. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 27/11/2007 4:42 PM
Skein of 54 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Skelton Castle at 1.45. 100+ Redwing also present here. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 27/11/2007 2:29 PM
Some Hartlepool Ring-necked Parakeet news: I had one near the Owton Lodge pub on Sunday morning, while Tom Francis had 2 at the entrance to Ward Jackson Park this morning. 

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Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 27/11/2007 1:56 PM
9.30 Great Northern Diver in Jacksons Landing. 10.30 22 Snow buntings flew over dunes at North Gare, did not find Slavonian Grebe. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 26/11/2007 8:46 PM
8 Little Auks flew north past Hartlepool Headland in the morning; 14 Barnacle Geese on Back Saltholme; 5 Bewick's Swans on the Rec Pond and 1 on Dorman's Pool 

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Name: peter garbutt
Date: 26/11/2007 8:08 PM
26/11/07 1pm kingfisher and water rail,dormans pool.3 little egret and 1 barnacle goose at saltholme. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 26/11/2007 6:11 PM
2:00-3:00pm North Gare Pier - RT Diver x4 and Slavonian Grebe x1 - all well out from end in rough seas. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 26/11/2007 4:45 PM
A Ring-necked Parakeet present this morning at Skelton Castle from 10.30-11.10 when it flew towards Skelton.There was no further sight or sound of it.The bird was quite wary but this may be due to the local Sparrowhawks,one of which had a go at catching it, rather than it being wild ! 2 skeins of Pink-feet flew over here this afternoon,one contained approx 130 birds and the other 25,also a Corn Bunting over this morning which was a first for this site. 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 26/11/2007 3:20 PM
26/11 Adult Peregrine Falcon ( f?) on Nuclear Power Station - view from Zinc Wks Rd. It may be a regular lookout perch. Also Female Scaup on saltholme pool east. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 25/11/2007 8:36 PM
16 snow bunts on Huntcliff, Saltburn this pm. Also a very grey chiffchiff in wood south of old Brotton hospital. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 25/11/2007 6:48 PM
This afternoon adult Med Gull at Newburn, 3 Long-tailed Ducks and 4 Brent Geese on Seal Sands from the Power Stationand atleast 2 Bewick's Swans still on Dormans Pool 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 25/11/2007 6:34 PM
Found a single, injured Little Auk on the sandbanks at the South Gare at about 4pm tonight. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 25/11/2007 6:32 PM
A birder lost a lens cap for a leica scope at Seaton Snook last week, if anybody has found it can you let me know please. Thank you 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 25/11/2007 6:01 PM
Seawatching at Hartlepool this morning from 0810-1050 produced: 9 Red-throated Divers, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 11 Shags, 39 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 140+ Pink-footed Geese, 64 Common Scoter, 4 Velvet Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Razorbills and 48 Little Auks. A further Little Auk and 24 Great Crested Grebes were at Newburn Sewer and 18 Barnacle Geese and a Little Egret were on Saltholme. 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 25/11/2007 5:28 PM
9 Little Auks past the South Gare this morning plus 6 Red Throated Divers, 2 Velvet Scoters and 8 Common Scoters. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 25/11/2007 1:50 PM
Forget to mention that there was a female type Red-breasted Merganser on Saltholme Pools on 23rd November. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 24/11/2007 11:44 PM
Glaucous Gull (juv) at Haverton Hole on pond with island nearest to pipeline (12:45) 

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Name: G.Brown
Date: 24/11/2007 9:06 PM
23/11/07 4 adult & 1 juv Bewicks Swans on Dormans 09:00. Female Long Tailed Duck on Seal Sands, Kingfisher & Little Egret on Greatham Creek 10:00. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 24/11/2007 6:10 PM
An early morning seawatch at Hartlepool from 0810 - 1030 was surprisingly productive with single Sooty Shearwater, Storm Petrel, Pom Skua and Little Auk all noted. 7 Brents on Seal Sands (4 Pale-bellied and 3 Dark-bellied), 27 Twite on Seaton Snook and a total of 61 Siskins passed through the Zinc Works bushes. 3 Pink-feet at Haverton and 4 Bewick's Swans at Dormans Pool. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 23/11/2007 8:38 PM
In the estuary this afternoon: 4 Little Egrets, 138 Gadwall and 4 Black-tailed Godwits (Saltholme); 90 Gadwall, 27 Pintails, 950 Coots, 25 Goldeneyes and 40 Mute Swans (Rec Pond). 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 23/11/2007 6:22 PM
Hartlepool Headland this morning: 11 Pomarine Skuas (all juveniles, which flew north very close inshore), 6 Little Auks and 3 Black-throated Divers. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 22/11/2007 2:02 PM
2 R-B Merganser close in, ca50 Common Scoter past, off Marske Headlands. 2 pairs Stonechat Redmar field and Church Howle, Marske. Midday. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 21/11/2007 5:30 PM
Seaton Snook 2:00-3:00pm. Twite c.30, GN Diver x1, RT Diver x6, E Wigeon x5, Shag x3, Cormorant 12+, RB Merganser 7, Guilemot x1. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 20/11/2007 2:51 PM
Great Northern Diver and 6 Goldeneye, plus usual R-T Divers of St.Germain's, Marske, 11 am. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/11/2007 10:08 PM
Little Auk, Hartlepool : 22 past, with Sooty Shearwater, Great Northern Diver & 4 Scaup 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 19/11/2007 12:02 AM
Hi Damian, You are of course quite right, us north-siders are easily confused once we cross south over the Tees. It is also worth noting that there is a lot of building work going on around the viaduct so the Dippers may move to quieter stretches of the beck during busy periods. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 18/11/2007 6:50 PM
Hi Colin, I presume you mean Saltburn Woods as there is no viaduct in Saltburn Gill. Saltburn Gill is between Saltburn and Brotton.Just thought I'd better clear this up before somebody goes into Saltburn Gill looking for Dippers.I'd be surprised if anything is in the stream here due it's present,orange state.The Dipper is one that I ringed here a few years ago,I retrapped this one last week. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 18/11/2007 4:24 PM
Adult Med Gull on the beach at Saltburn, 2 Dippers in Saltburn Gill near the viaduct (inc 1 ringed bird: metal BTO ring on left leg). Marsh Tits were also very vocal throughout the Gill with at least 5 noted. 

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Name: Martin Lok
Date: 18/11/2007 2:13 PM
1 Kingfisher Coatham Marsh 1 PM 

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Name: pager
Date: 18/11/2007 12:34 PM
6 bewicks swans still on the rec pond this morning 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 18/11/2007 10:30 AM
4 Waxwings in bushes by railway bridge at top of Marske High Street 9am. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 17/11/2007 10:16 PM
Glaucous Gull, Saltburn : juvenile on the beach 

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Name: Sylvia & Mick Brennan
Date: 17/11/2007 7:27 PM
17.11.07 - 3.15pm - Lockwood Beck - Brambling still present along with 7 siskin, Gt spotted woodpecker, grey wagtail and 2 male and 2 female goldeneye. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 17/11/2007 5:22 PM
Very quiet today. 6 Bewick's Swans still on the Rec Pond, 2 Long-tailed Ducks on Greatham Creek just upstream of the roadbridge, 7 Brents on Seal Sands (3 dark-bellied and 4 pale-bellied) and three Little Egrets (Seal Sands, Tidal Pool and Saltholme). 

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Name: Gordon Douglas
Date: 17/11/2007 4:12 PM
Male Stonechat on Saltburn Promenade this morning 

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Name: mike small
Date: 17/11/2007 1:11 PM
11:00 6 waxwings in bushes by railway footbridge, redcar road, marske. flew off towards ings. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 17/11/2007 11:27 AM
6 bewick swans still rec pond this morning and 2 long tailed ducks creatham creek 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 16/11/2007 8:55 PM
16:00 80/90 Snow Buntings Port Mulgrave just off Cleveland Way 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 16/11/2007 6:42 PM
Diver x23 in view from the end of Nrth Gare Pier this morning - all Red-throated that were close enough to ID. Goldeneye, Shag, Cormorant, Red-breasted Merganser, Guillemot and Common Scoter on the sea. Female Merlin was hunting from the ridge of slag on the south side of the pier. Twite x27 on Seaton Snook. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 16/11/2007 2:46 PM
2 Crossbills flew over Skelton Castle towards Errington Woods yesterday at 8.00am also a skein of approx 300 Pink-feet flew over at 2.05 pm. This flock contained a single,slightly smaller grey goose sp,but I couldn't get much on it. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 16/11/2007 2:35 PM
on the Reclamation Pond 6 Bewick's Swans at 1:45pm. Yesterday no sign of the LB Dowitcher by high tide 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 15/11/2007 10:01 PM
15.11.07 - South Gare - 10 - 11am 3 little auk still present close to end of breakwater. 6 purple sandpiper with turnstone. Small flock of twite by fishermans huts. Lockwood Beck 11.45 large flock of brambling still present along with chaffinch, bullfinch and treecreeper. 

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Name: Les Curwen
Date: 15/11/2007 4:30 PM
30/40 Snow Buntings in winter-sown field by Cleveland Way, just east of Staithes. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 15/11/2007 9:33 AM
Along with Jamie Duffie and John Grievson I had good views of the dowitcher on Seaton Snook yesterday and I am happy that it is long-billed. Another interesting record is of a sandwich tern on Seal Sands at low tide, which is a rather late bird. 

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Name: Robin Ward
Date: 14/11/2007 6:34 PM
Though our (Phil Shepherd & myself)observations on locating the Dowitcher yesterday (10.30am, Seal Sands) can not confirm Long or Short billed, a flight call I heard does concur with Long billed. Just prior to locating the Dowitcher, my attention was drawn to wader flight calling with similarity to a Wood Sandpiper - with which I've much experience. I briefly caught sight of the medium sized wader flying away from us (bill/head unfortunately not visible), the bird having come from Seaton Snook direction heading towards were we later found the Dowitcher. Our vehicle unfortunately obstructed me from following the wader in flight for that crucial link between call heard & Dowitcher on deck! I've only just had the opportunity to check up on call. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 14/11/2007 5:58 PM
This afternoon the Long-billed Dowitcher was first seen briefly at the back of Seal Sands from the power station at 2:55pm on the rising tide. After a couple of minutes it flew off with Redshanks to Seaton Snook where it roosted on the beach with about 80 Redshanks until 4:30pm atleast. Here it showed quite well but was normally asleep. I have uploaded a few record shots I took to the 2007 scarce gallery illustrating the features Graeme mentioned below. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 14/11/2007 1:44 PM
Further to Jamie's comments below, I was one of the fortunate few to get decent views and I am happy it is a Long-billed. I know Tom Francis, Stewart Hinley and Chris Bell are all happy too. The strong, broad, vertical flank barring, very long and straight bill, uniformly dark breast and chin, strong supercilium (mainly in front of the eye), longish legs and dark upperparts are all Long-billed features. No pro-Short features noted by me. Bear in mind it is about 170 to 1 statistically too! These are not intended to be my full notes, but I though I should give some reasons here while the bird may still be around. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 13/11/2007 8:01 PM
Grey Phalarope, Hartlepool : on the sea by the breakwater south of Hartlepool Marina. Also 2 Little Auks (15:30) 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 13/11/2007 4:54 PM
The Dowitcher sp was present on Seal Sands viewed from the block house on Seaton Snook near the power station until about 2:15pm when it was pushed off by the tide and flew in the direction of Bran Sands. The id is currently been looked at but so far it hasn't yet been identified to species level (despite pager saying it is long-billed). 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 13/11/2007 4:14 PM
Grey Phalarope by the lighthouse at the South Gare this morning for about an hour before flying off north, another seen also flying north. About 30 little Auk still. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 13/11/2007 12:02 PM
10:00am-11:00am Merlin, Seaton Common on fence line by stream. 

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Name: Mike Gee/Tom Francis
Date: 13/11/2007 11:02 AM
Hartlepool Headland 9.15-10.45:- 108 Little Auks; 15 Goldeneye (11n,4s); 4 Wigeon(n); 4 Teal(n); 5 Red-thtroated Diver; 1 Gannet(s) 

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Name: Robin Ward
Date: 13/11/2007 10:38 AM
Dowitcher sp. on Seal Sands at low tide this morning; may move into the Greatham Creek area as the tide rises this afternoon. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/11/2007 7:24 PM
Grey Phalarope, South Gare : on the Tees Estuary by the pilot jetty this afternoon 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/11/2007 7:23 PM
Twite, Seaton Snook : seven present 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 12/11/2007 4:47 PM
At Skinningrove (10.00-12.45 hrs): 43 Little Auks past (plus 1 weak bird being washed up on to the beach), 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Divers, 7 Shags and 23 Mallard. Passerines moving along the coast included 50 Twites, 5 Snow Buntings and 5 Blackbirds (the latter only just making it off the sea). A distant Kestrel over flying west over the sea, mobbed by several Great Black-backs, was presumably a migrant. A search for the Rough-legged Buzzard on the northern edge of the North York Moors this afternoon was fruitless. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 12/11/2007 1:32 PM
The Headland 09:30-10:30 - in the harbour as the tide dropped - Little Auk 50+ many either on water being chased by gulls or flying inland, also RT Diver x3 on the water and another 3 overhead calling as they flew over the ones on the water. Slavonian Grebe giving close views again from by the steps (old ferry crossing) opposite the lifeboat. Every 20-30 mins it swam from one side of the harbour to the other, seeming to favour the pilings by the lifeboat but disturbed by bait diggers. It was mostly feeding on prawns. Also BT Diver off the end of the Lifeboat Pier. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 12/11/2007 10:52 AM
Hartlepool Headland 9.00-10.30am:- 101 Little Auks; 3 Red-throated Diver; 2 Red-breasted Merganser; 3 Teal; 1 Goldeneye; 1 Shag. (all north) 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 12/11/2007 9:48 AM
9.30 am today: flock of ca450 Golden Plover, Marske coast field. 24 Twite, Marske Stray, departed up coast towards Redcar. 

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Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 11/11/2007 11:08 PM
Water Pipit at Holme Fleet (Cowpen Marsh) this afternoon and five Pale-bellied Brents on Seal Sands Peninsula. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 11/11/2007 10:23 PM
Saltburn 12.30-14.30,124 Little Auks flew north with another 25+ on sea between the Ship Inn and Huntcliff,several of which were eaten by Great Black-backed Gulls and at least one flew up and over the cliff and headed inland to escape. 6 Pom Skuas (2 south,4 north)included an adult with 'spoons', 2 Goldeneye and a Red-breasted Merganser also flew North. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 11/11/2007 8:59 PM
Slavonian Grebe and Mediterranean Gull by Hartlepool Harbour 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 11/11/2007 8:18 PM
Skinningrove this morning - 50+ little auks in 30 mins, some by pier. WeBS count between Redcar and South Gare this pm - 5 pom skua, 2 gannet, 1 velvet scoter, ca 100 little auk and 26 snow bunting. 1 little auk flew towards furnace pool and earlier 1 flew over Redcar Stray towards the beach. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 11/11/2007 7:18 PM
Also at Hartlepool Headland today 2 Snipe and 2 Woodcock 'in off'. Good numbers of Little Auks in the harbour mouth. A Little Auk was also rescued from a temporary pool on the beach at Seaton Carew and released at dusk in Jackson's Landing where it was joined by another. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 11/11/2007 7:11 PM
Seawatching totals from Hartlepool today bewteen 0740 and 1500: 2874 Little Auks, 4 Puffins, 5 Great Northern Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 4 Storm Petrels, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Dark-bellied Brents, 4 Barnacle Geese, 15 Shags, 6 Scaup, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 59 Common Scoter, 3 Velvet Scoter, 4 Pintail, 2 Tufties, 20 Goldeneye, 5 Pom Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas and a Bonxie. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 11/11/2007 5:26 PM
Runswick Bay: Several Little Auks and 2 Purple Sandpipers with flock of Turnstones 

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Name: Martin Lok
Date: 11/11/2007 2:27 PM
Morning of 10 November, 11-12 am: 17 Woodcock flushed during 1 hour walk at South Gare (with Nick Preston and Allen). Other reporters observed 1 Woodcock coming in from sea. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 11/11/2007 2:21 PM
good numbers of little auks every where around hartlepool headland this morning in flight and on the sea with 30+ in the fish quay but no sign of the slav grebe 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 11/11/2007 2:17 PM
Seaton Snook, early pm, flock of Twite still present, aprox. 20 birds. Also 3 Little Auk and a Woodcock flew over. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 10/11/2007 9:21 PM
Woodcock also reported at Hartlepool Headland today 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 10/11/2007 8:48 PM
Saltburn;14.15-16.00 2 Little Auks,2 Red-throated Divers,1 Arctic Skua and a Red-breasted Merganser flew north.ca 30 Wigeon,6 Teal,8 Goldeneye and an adult Med Gull were on the sea between the Ship Inn and Huntcliff. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 10/11/2007 8:17 PM
At Scaling Dame this morning: 3 Goosanders (1 subadult male and 2 female types) and a Water Rail. At Skinningrove (afternoon): 4 Little Auks in the harbour area, 1 Arctic Skua and a Grey Phalarope on the sea, close inshore. 

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Name: Tim Nelson
Date: 10/11/2007 8:01 PM
Bowesfield New Ponds male & female goldeneye this morning 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 10/11/2007 7:00 PM
Seawatching at Hartlepool today (0730-0940 & 1120-1600): 9 Great Northern Divers, 40 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Goldeneye, 2 Pom Skuas, 1 Arctic Skus, 35 Razorbill, 4 Puffins and 184 Little Auks. Also on the headland today were adult Med Gull between the piers and Slav Grebe in the harbour mouth along with at least 4 Little Auks. 

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Name: Gordon Douglas
Date: 10/11/2007 6:09 PM
5 Little Auks within 30 yds Redcar Prom flying North 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 10/11/2007 5:06 PM
The Headland 2:30-4:00pm. SLavonian Grebe giving very close views from the lighthouse pier. RT Diver x6, Little Auk x15 - sometimes flying along seawall. Eider c.12, Common Scoter 30+, Great Crested Grebe x2. Purple Sandpiper 37+. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 9/11/2007 8:34 PM
Past Hartlepool Headland (10.00-15.40 hrs): 1,135 Little Auks, 200 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Black-throated and 9 Red-throated Divers, 3 Velvet Scoters, 2 Grey Phalaropes, 1 Leach's Petrel (seen by Alex Cruikshanks), 5 Pomarine Skuas, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Gadwall, 2 Puffins, 18 Teal, 63 Common Scoters and 6 Red-breasted Mergansers. A very impressive sea today, with some huge rollers and Little Auks often over the railings. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/11/2007 8:16 PM
Purple Sandpiper, South Gare : three present this morning plus Merlin; also bonxie and Arctic Skua past 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/11/2007 8:15 PM
Little Auk, South Gare : 242 past Church Point between 10:25 and 13:45 plus 10 Pomarine Skuas and a Great Northern Diver 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/11/2007 8:14 PM
Little Auk, Hartlepool : 520 past between 09:30 and 14:30 plus a Black-throated Diver and 2 Velvet Scoters; also seen were 5 Pomarine Skuas and a Great Northern Diver 

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Name: A Mclee
Date: 9/11/2007 5:54 PM
Juv black bellied brent goose and single med. gull on rocks at H'pool harbour entrance 9/11. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/11/2007 10:48 PM
On 7/11/07, 2 Mediterranean Gulls on Hartlepool Headland by outfall; also Brent Goose and 25 Purple Sandpipers 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 8/11/2007 9:52 PM
Single Waxwing flew over Skelton at 7.45 this morning. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/11/2007 8:13 PM
100+ Bramblings at Lockwood Beck Reservoir this afternoon 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 7/11/2007 7:13 PM
Past Skinningrove today (10.05-13.30): 1 Grey Phalarope, 3 Little Auks, 2 Black-throated Divers, 1 Bonxie, 1 juvenile Pomarine Skua, 1 juvenile Peregrine and 4 Red-breasted Mergansers. 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 7/11/2007 5:30 PM
4 Little Auk, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 pale bellied Brent Geese, 6 Red Throated Divers past the South Gare early afternoon. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 6/11/2007 10:31 PM
Lockwood Beck this morning - Brambling 50+, Siskin c.12, Sparrowhawk sat in tree above outfall watching them. Also Bullfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Treecreeper, Goldfinch, Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe. Loads of Red Grouse on the moor behind sat close to the road. 

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Name: john lackenby
Date: 6/11/2007 8:41 PM
my mistake, got the letters wrong way round should be DCV.my typing skills are useless. take a gander on links page WWT and search meet the geese or search king boomer. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/11/2007 8:24 PM
Purple Sandpiper, Hartlepool : 20+ on Headland beach at high tide; also 3 Velvet Scoters with Common Scoter flock and 2 Black-throated Divers off the promenade. (14:30) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/11/2007 8:22 PM
Brambling, Lockwood Beck Reservoir : 30+ at mid-day 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/11/2007 8:19 PM
Osprey, Scaling Dam Reservoir : one reported this morning before flying off south (09:00) 

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Name: 
Date: 6/11/2007 8:11 PM
with reference to Barnacle Goose on 5 Nov 07, C Dodsworth reported it as 'DCV', but response from WWT refers to 'dvc'. Which one is correct? 

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Name: Andy Beedle
Date: 6/11/2007 3:36 PM
17 Snow Buntings on beach half way between S Gare & Majuba Rd, 14:15 Sunday 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 6/11/2007 3:34 PM
Past Skinningrove this morning (10.15-13.45): 5 Bonxies, 3 Goldeneyes, 1 Great Northern Diver, 50 Common and 4 Velvet Scoters, 1 Little Auk, 1 Ruff, 11 Red-throated Divers and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 6/11/2007 11:19 AM
Hartlepool Headland 8.15-11.00:- 10 Poms; 3 Little Auks; 1 Great Northern Diver; 12+ Red-throated Diver on sea; 2or3 Long-tail Duck; 12 Goldeneye; 5 Red-breasted Merganser; 60+ Common Scoter; 2 Velvet Scoter. 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 6/11/2007 6:20 AM
Lots of Brambling at Lockwood Beck yesterday, over 200 at least. Also Siskin, Redpoll and Long tailed Tits. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 5/11/2007 8:28 PM
Thanks for the info on the goose John, it is nice to see we still get the odd 'real' Barnacle. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/11/2007 6:38 PM
Seaton Snook 2:00pm - Knot c.40 one colour ringed, Twite x37, Fieldfare flying in from sea x5. Very quiet otherwise. 

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Name: 
Date: 5/11/2007 6:36 PM
Sleddale is on the Kildale-Commondale road - behind (east of) Captain Cooks Monument. 

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Name: john lackenby
Date: 5/11/2007 5:44 PM
reference to #dvc caught at newfield farm dunfries 23/03/07. is maybe the mate of #dhl, this bird (dhl) has a transmitter fitted and was being tracked by the WWT through a complete migratory cycle from thier wintering grounds to breeding grounds in svalbard. unfortunately his battery ran flat and the WWT has lost track of the pair see www.wwt.org.uk meet the geese. 

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Name: Ian Kendall
Date: 5/11/2007 4:56 PM
4th November - 9:00-10:30am. 13 Whooper Swans over Hummersea (6 west and 7 high in off sea headed south-east). Also 8 Red-throated Diver on sea, plus single Tree Sparrow and good numbers of Yellowhammer in scrub. Several flocks of Siskin in off sea. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 5/11/2007 4:35 PM
Skein of approx 180 Pink-feet south over Skelton at 4.00pm 

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Name: steve
Date: 5/11/2007 3:38 PM
where is sleddale / 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 5/11/2007 12:22 PM
Yesterday 14 Barnacle Geese were present on Saltholme. I had a metal ring on the left leg and an orange ring on the right leg bearing the intitials DCV, does anydoby have any ideas of its origin? 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 5/11/2007 10:54 AM
Juv Arctic Tern still present at Seaton Snook yesterday am. 

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Name: Mike Gee & John Crussell
Date: 5/11/2007 10:53 AM
Past Hartlepool Headland (08.15-10.00): 39 Little Auks; 1 Pom Skua (ad); 1 Brent Goose (db) 200+ Common Scoter; 1 Velvet Scoter; 4 Wigeon; 10 Teal; 3 Goldeneye. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 4/11/2007 10:55 PM
Whooper Swan, Skelton :13 over south (11:20) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 4/11/2007 10:53 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard, Seaton Carew, circling over 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 4/11/2007 10:05 PM
A visit to Hartlepool Headland proved to be very relaxing and rewarding. Approximately nine Pomarine Skuas were seen off the Headland, along with at least five Little Auks. At least one White–fronted Goose was seen amongst a group of Pink–footed Geese (75c) heading south. Great Northern Diver (3 south), Puffin (1 close in–shore) and Velvet Scoter (2) were a small selection of the other birds seen here. No sign of the Mediterranean Gull on the rocks, but there was at least twenty Purple Sandpiper and a single Rock Pipit there. At least twenty Twite were at Seaton Snook. Female Merlin, four Brent Geese, a Great Northern Diver and at least three Razorbill were also in the area. A juvenile Merlin was seen to the north of Zinc Road. Female Scaup was amongst the usual wildfowl on East Saltholme. 

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Name: Steve Clifton
Date: 4/11/2007 8:40 PM
Good morning's seawatch this morning 9:30-12:15pm. Total of 52 Whooper Swans south in 4 flocks through the morning, 9 Velvet Scoter, 4 Little Auk, 2 adult summer plumage G.N Divers, 8 Pom Skuas between 11am and 12:15pm (when I left)including one adult with spoons. Also c.75 Pink-footed Geese south with at least one White-fronted amongst them. c.25 Twite at Seaton Snook and a female Merlin on the roof of one of the power station buildings. Peregrine at Saltholme late afternoon. 

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Name: Ian Boustead
Date: 4/11/2007 7:55 PM
Saltburn this morning: I adult Mediterranean Gull on the beach. 3 Pomarine Skuas south. I Great Northern Diver on sea. Marske I Great Northern Diver, 8 Red Throated Divers, 20 Goldeneye, 5 Common Scoter on sea 

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Name: Phil Tumilty
Date: 4/11/2007 5:50 PM
North Gare between 3pm and 4pm 4 red throated Divers 2 Purple Sandpiper Flock of common scoter flying towards Hartlepool 

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Name: Mick & Sylvia Brennan
Date: 4/11/2007 5:40 PM
4.11.07 - 2.30 - Sleddale - 1 common buzzard, 1 wheatear and large flock of twite. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 4/11/2007 2:12 PM
North Gare 11:30am over high tide - Pom Skua x5 (two flew north towards Hartelpool being harrasses by gulls and three into the Esturay flew towards Seaton Snook chased by gulls), RT Diver x7, Peregrine Falcon, Fieldfare, Snow Bunting x4, Shag x3. Razorbill x2 close to pier. Distant buzzard circling high directly above South Gare - possibly Rough-legged? Flock of Common Scoter x17 flew into Estuary from the north. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 4/11/2007 1:24 AM
A few Pom Skuas and Little Auks flew past Hartlepool early morning (not seen by me). I was present from 1245 - 1400 and saw 6 Red-throated Divers, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Pom Skuas, 1 Puffin and 7 Little Auks. 2 Whooper Swans present on Dormans Pool late afternoon. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 3/11/2007 4:41 PM
At Sleddale today: 650 Fieldfares, 6 Crossbills, 115 Siskins, 2 Redpolls (with the Siskins and probably Mealies), 110 Pink-footed Geese (flew southeast), 6 Common Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin (male) and a probable Goshawk. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 3/11/2007 4:37 PM
At Parton Rocks, Hartlepool on 2nd November: 71 Eiders, 40 Common Scoters, 1 Shag, 7 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers and ca 220 Pink-footed Geese (flew south). Also excellent views of a juvenile Merlin on a fence post by the Zinc Works Road early afternoon. On the Rec Pond: 300 Gadwall, 17 Pintails, 900 Coots and 17 Little Grebes, plus good numbers of Shoveler and Wigeon. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 3/11/2007 4:12 PM
46 Pink-footed Geese flew south over my garden at Skelton this morning as did 13+ Siskin. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 3/11/2007 3:18 PM
Seaton Snook: Twite (20), Red-throated Diver (4), Fieldfare, Redwing, Brent Goose Saltholme Pools: Scaup, Little Egret (2), Pintail (3), Goldeneye (2), Ruddy Duck Dorman's Pool: Whooper Swan (2) 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 3/11/2007 2:50 PM
Brambling at Lockwood Beck 10.45 today. Around 15 birds present. Visible along the road that leads to the Car Park. Also saw Bullfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Redwing, Pied and Grey Wagtail, Robin, Blue, Coal, Long Tailed and Great Tits. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 3/11/2007 1:59 PM
Yesterday: 3 female goldeneye of north peer along with 9 rt divers 1 still has most of its breeding colours, 1 male scaup near the green buoy number 5 of the right side of peer good views with 32x lens, short eared owl harrased by 3 herring gulls eventually flew towards the golf course, total of 18 common scoter flew towards marina. On snook, adult med gull, 8 first year pied wags, 9 snow bunting, 10 twite on the fence at the back of the power station. 10 PB Brent flew across seal sands heading south. 240 G.Plover flock put on a good display around 4pm total of 6 spotted redshank contacts across the day. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 3/11/2007 1:50 PM
Merlin and Stonechat, Zinc Works road, 23 Twite and juv Arctic Tern at Seaton Snook this am. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 1/11/2007 9:35 PM
4 Little Egrets on Greatham Creek this morning 

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Name: Chris Bielby
Date: 1/11/2007 8:59 PM
1 Little Auk north past Hartlepool this morning and med Gull on the usual rocks. 5 Whoopers on Dormans Pool and c 25 Siskins flew south over . 

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December Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 31/12/2007 4:51 PM
Atleast 3 Bewick's Swans still Dorman's Pool this afternoon and a report of a Ruff on Back Saltholme 

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Name: Jim Smith
Date: 31/12/2007 3:14 PM
2 Waxwings Prospect Hill Whitby. 

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Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 31/12/2007 2:27 PM
4 r.b mergansers greatham creek &1 little egret 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 30/12/2007 5:32 PM
47 Great Crested Grebes at Newburn Sewer along with the regular Med Gull. 4 Bewick's Swans on Dormans, Drake Scaup on Back Saltholme and Dark-bellied Brent Goose on Seaton Carew golf course. 15+ Tree Sparrows in the carpark at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park and 5 Little Egrets roosting in Rossmere Park tonight. Yesterday 170+ Pink-feet flew south past Redcar seafront. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 30/12/2007 2:36 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - 10:00-11:00am - Scaup x3, Little Gull, Goldeneye x7 (2m 5f), Siskin 60+, Lesser Redpoll x7. 

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Date: 29/12/2007 9:23 PM


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Name: sh
Date: 29/12/2007 5:19 PM
pair of stonechats on rocks at skinningrove along with several rock pipits. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 29/12/2007 4:27 PM
A Water Pipit showed well on the shoreline in front of the hide at Scaling Dam at lunchtime today (Martin Blick had seen a flyover Rock or Water Pipit here several days ago). 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/12/2007 8:30 PM
Bewick's Swan, Dorman's Pool : four still present (13:15) 

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Name: Graham Walters
Date: 28/12/2007 5:28 PM
Kingfisher, Long Drag this afternoon, sitting on rock in lee of wind. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 28/12/2007 2:45 PM
Dipper feeding in stream in garden of house "Midstream" at Sandwood Park Hutton Gate mid afternoon. 

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Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 27/12/2007 9:52 PM
27/12/07 2.15pm 1 x Water Rail in stream along side Zinc works road (near 2nd lay-by)plus 2 pair of Stonechat. 27 RB Mergansers and a pair of Eider in sea off North Gare. Also 1 x Little Egret over North Gare road 

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Name: Steve Borthwick
Date: 27/12/2007 6:42 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park- Great spotted Woodpecker, yellowhammers,Blue and Great Tits near feeding station. on main pond, 2 scaup, Tufted Ducks and Pochard. lunchtime 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 27/12/2007 12:17 PM
On Dorman's Pool 4 Bewick's Swans late morning 

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Name: Alan Kraus
Date: 27/12/2007 9:46 AM
Two pair of Stonechat frequently seen during the last few weeks. One pair on Saltburn prom. between the pier and Hazelgrove wood.The other at Coatham Marsh(pipe bridge end) 

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Name: pager Reports
Date: 26/12/2007 11:04 PM
Bewick's Swan, Dorman's Pool : four still in front of Jeff Youngs hide (10:30); Little Gull, Cowpen Bewley : adult still on the lake plus 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull (12:00); Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult on the Tees Barrage under the road bridge (15:45) 

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Name: Ian Elcoate
Date: 26/12/2007 5:52 PM
Egyptian Goose at Saltburn Beck near road bridge/cafe at beach end. I assume this is an escapee? 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 24/12/2007 7:26 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Little Gull x1 and Scaup x1. 

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Name: Alan Kraus
Date: 24/12/2007 9:48 AM
Black-throated Diver @ South Gare (lighthouse) 22/12/07 8.45am. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 23/12/2007 6:31 PM
Black-throated Diver still at Jackson's Landing, 4 of the Bewick's Swans were feeding with the Greylags in a field at Cowpen Bewley this afternoon before returning to Dormans Pool. 7 Barnacle Geese with Canada Geese at Back Saltholme and 1 with the above mentioned Greylags. 8 Brent Geese on Seal Sands (5 Pale-bellied and 3 Dark-bellied) and a further Dark-bellied Brent Goose still on the golf course at Seaton Carew. 247 Common Scoter and 151 Eider off Parton Rocks at Hartelpool. 990 Coot on the Rec Pond. Adult Med Gulls at Hartlepool Headland and Newburn Sewer and 27 Twite at Seaton Snook. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 23/12/2007 4:46 PM
60 wigeon on sea at skinninggrove; also 6 ringed plover;70 sanderling; turnstones, redshank in skinninggrove creek 

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Name: Gordon Douglas
Date: 23/12/2007 3:14 PM
Pair of stonechat in Coatham Dunes a.m. Another pair Saltburn Prom Hazel Grove end p.m., also a grey Wagtail in Hazel Grove by bridge. 

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Name: Mark Askew
Date: 23/12/2007 8:53 AM
Dipper on stream at Sandwood Park, Hutton Gate 22/12 am 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 22/12/2007 5:47 PM
Black-throated Diver still at Jackson's Landing, 6 Bewick's Swans and 11 Whooper Swans on Dormans Pool, Dark-bellied Brent Goose on Seaton Carew golf course, Med Gull at Newburn and Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 22/12/2007 1:33 PM
Peregrine on SS, 32 Ringed Plover in roost near North Gare late am. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 22/12/2007 12:06 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - 11:00am - Scaup x2, Little Gull x1, Goldeneye x3 (m&2f). Grey Wagtail on stream by boardwalk. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 21/12/2007 6:23 PM
Several fulmar and one RT diver at Staithes 15:00 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 20/12/2007 11:34 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - PM - female Scaup x1 still present and Goldeneye pair. Also a new Tufted Duck x Pochard female. No sign of BT Diver at Hartlepool but adult Med Gull x1 still at Newburn + Ringed Plover 30+, Oystercatcher 30+ and Sanderling x9. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 20/12/2007 9:30 PM
Scaup, Cowpen Bewley : female still on main lake at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park 

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Name: Mark Newsome
Date: 19/12/2007 6:59 PM
The Med Gull with colour ring PAU2 was by the Tyne at South Shields on 28/10/07 (per Peter Bell) and had also been in the same car park at South Shields in early December 2006. Thanks for finding its origins! 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 19/12/2007 6:29 PM
Reference below. The Crimdon Beach date should have read 24/07/2006. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 19/12/2007 6:09 PM
I've managed to find out a bit more about Med Gull Red PAU2. It was ringed as a breeding 3rd CY bird at Paczkowski Reservoir in Poland on 07/05/2006. Last controlled at same location on 04/06/2006 before being seen at Crimdon Beach on 24/07/2007 by C Forster. It finally bumped in to me yesterday! 

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Name: Dave Britton
Date: 19/12/2007 11:39 AM
My ringed Med Gull seen at redcar in poor evening light and I wonder whether it was Mark's Seaton Carew bird PAU2 (rather than PEE7). PAU fits better with the Polish ringing scheme. The 2 could have looked like a 7 but how I managed to see AU as EE is harder to see! Incidentally, a G N Diver resident off Royal Hotel, Redcar, this week (eating crabs). 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 18/12/2007 4:32 PM
Black-throated Diver still a Jackson's ladding this afternoon along with 15 Red-breasted Mergs. Adult Med Gull at Newburn. Also ringed adult Med Gull at Seaton Carew car park - large red plastic ring on right leg with letters PAU2 - metal ring on left. 

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Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 18/12/2007 10:07 AM
YL Gull on white-water course by Barrage at 8.45 am. Also 62 Lapwing roosting on south side by Barrage car park, 75+ Curlew flying upstream and Grey Wagtail on island at Portrack Marsh. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 17/12/2007 12:46 PM
BT Diver still in Hartlepool Marina this morning. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 16/12/2007 6:29 PM
Good numbers of geese seen this weekend: 206 Greylags on Haverton, 252 Canada and 18 Barnacles on Back Saltholme, now 5 Pale-bellied Brents on Seal Sands and a single Dark-bellied Brent on Seaton Carew golf course. There was also a Dark-bellied Brent with the 5 Pale-bellieds on Seal Sands (as there was no sign of the Seaton bird it was probably the same one). 161 Common Scoter and 141 Eider of Parton Rocks at Hartlepool (Saturday). Usual adult Med Gull at Newburn, 865 Coots and 27 Goldeneye on the Rec Pond and 37 Twite at Seaton Snook. Bewick's Swans still in the area (6 on Dormans yesterday and 5 on Rec Pond today). 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 16/12/2007 4:11 PM
Single Water Pipit along the pipeline at Haverton. Ad Med Gull at Newburn,c150 Common Scoter at Parton Rocks Hartlepool,5 Bewick's still on Rec Pond, 18 Barnacle Geeses at Back Saltholme and adult Peregrine hunting in area. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 16/12/2007 1:03 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - AM - Scaup x2 still showing well. No Med Gull or Little Gull & only c.40 BH Gull present possibly due to tip being shut today. Gadwall x4 and Goldeneye pair. Water Rail on pond by car park again. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 16/12/2007 10:21 AM
Ar Sleddale on 15th December: 2 Common Buzzards and 6 Siskins. At Scaling Dam, 2 Pink-footed Geese flew in with 370 Greylags. 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 15/12/2007 3:55 PM
A male Smew on the round pond at Coatham Marsh this afternoon but flew off with a flock of Wigeon, may have landed on one of the other ponds. 4 Water Rail and a Woodcock also there. 

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Name: peter garbutt
Date: 15/12/2007 2:22 PM
15/12/07 11:30 am scaup at cowpen bewley woodland park on the large pond 

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Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 14/12/2007 7:38 PM
little egret yesterday 13/12 8.30am in pool near greatham creek car park south side 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 14/12/2007 7:10 PM
14/12/07 1100hrs - Cowpen Bewley Woodland park - Main Lake - Scaup,Goldeneye and a Little Gull present amongst B.H. Gulls - no sign of Med. Gulls at that time. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 14/12/2007 7:03 PM
A single Water Pipit showed well along the pipeline at Haverton Hole this morning (viewed from the main road). Also present a charm of 25 Goldfinches, which included a single Redpoll, probably a Mealy. Four Bewick's Swans were still on the Reclamation Pond. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 13/12/2007 4:26 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - AM - On main pond - Med Gull 2nd winter and an adult. Water Rail on frozen small ponds beside car park. PM - 2nd winter Med Gull still present amongst flock of BH Gull varying in size between 70-500 at times. Goldeneye x4 (2m and 2f). 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 13/12/2007 4:22 PM
2 Jack Snipe and Great Spotted Woodpecker at Portrack Marsh this afternoon. Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 13/12/2007 3:11 PM
2 Jack Snipe and Great Spotted Woodpecker at Portrack Marsh this afternoon. Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage. 

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Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 12/12/2007 9:25 PM
Seal Sands Low Tide Count this morning included 4 pale-bellied brents, 309 shelduck, 27 ringed plover, 113 grey plover, 854 knot, 118 dunlin, 4 black-tailed godwit, 188 curlew, 477 redshank and an adult peregrine. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 12/12/2007 5:41 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Med Gull 2nd winter x2 on main pond in amongst c.100 BH Gull, also Goldeneye m&f. Siskin c.80 around Park. Mistle Thrush x7 by Cemetery with Fieldfare c.40 and GSW x2 and Jay x2. Jacksons Landing - 2:00pm BT Diver still present. Newburn Bridge - 2:30pm Med Gull x2. Zinc Works Road - 3:00pm Merlin juv fem still present and Grey Partridge x5. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 12/12/2007 10:22 AM
11 pintail and 1 purple sandpiper at Skinning grove beach on the 9th 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 11/12/2007 9:23 PM
South Gare 1:00pm - Snow Bunting 40+. Bar-tailed Godwit x2. 

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Name: Dave Britton
Date: 11/12/2007 1:54 PM
Adult Med Gull with red ring on right leg (PEE7) at Redacr a few weeks ago. Not seen cince though at least 4 Med Gulls in the area. Seems to be a Polish ring. Worth looking out for. 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 11/12/2007 8:50 AM
11/12/07 0700hrs Barn Owl Urlay Nook (along railway - south side of chemical works) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 10/12/2007 12:10 AM
Sunday 9/12/07 Black-throated Diver still at Jackson's Landing, 178 Common Scoter off Parton Rocks at Hartlepool, Adult Med Gull and 1st year Glaucous Gull at Newburn Sewer. Little Egret and 2 female Scaup on Saltholme and 6 Bewick's Swans (4 on Dormans and 2 on the Rec Pond). 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/12/2007 10:34 PM
Brambling, Lockwood Beck Reservoir : 50 this afternoon 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/12/2007 10:34 PM
Glaucous Gull, Hartlepool : juvenile on the sea off Newburn Sewer; also an adult Mediterranean Gull (13:07) 

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Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 9/12/2007 9:41 PM
Good count of 894 wigeon on Seal Sands at high tide this afternoon; also 4 pale-bellied brent geese and single pintail. 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 9/12/2007 3:06 PM
1 Long tailed Duck, 4 Brent Geese, 4 Eider, 2 Red Throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe and 12 Ringed Plovers plus the usual winter residents on Seal Sands this morning. 

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Name: anthony noel garside 
Date: 9/12/2007 9:29 AM
the harris hawk from impetus on seal sands rd. made a bid for freedom and was in hartlepool for a while on thursday afternoon this was recovered within an hour approximately 15.30hrs 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 8/12/2007 8:38 PM
Small race Canada Goose at Scaling Dam with Greylags (still being assessed based on description taken). Possibility of a hybrid not yet ruled out. Also present, 60 Siskins in the car park and 2 Peregrines. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 8/12/2007 4:05 PM
4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on Seal Sands, female Scaup on Saltholme Pools, Little Egrets at Saltholme and Haverton. 2 adult Med Gulls at Newburn (1 with extensive black on the head was not one of the two adults present last weekend) and 100+ Fieldfares at Billingham Cemy. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 7/12/2007 5:18 PM
Med Gull on the rocks at Hartlepool this morning and 27 Purple Sandpipers, plus 200 Common Scoters and 84 Eiders off Parton Rocks. Juvenile Black-throated Diver at Jackson's Landing, 1 Scaup on Saltholme Pools (east side), juv female Peregrine over Dormans Pool, first-winter Glaucous Gull roosting with other gulls on Cowpen Bewley Tip and 3 Bewick's Swans still on the Reclamation Pond. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 7/12/2007 3:35 PM
Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage this afternoon. At Portrack Marsh 2 Ruff and 2 Stonechat. 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 6/12/2007 6:32 PM
15 Snow Bunting at the South Gare early afternoon, 3 Red Throated Divers and 4 Siskin. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 6/12/2007 7:15 AM
Yesterday 2.30pm. Female/juvenile Merlin at Marske headlands at end of Church Howle, chasing sparrows. Stayed a half hour then headed up coast. 

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Name: John Crussell
Date: 5/12/2007 8:53 PM
Scaling Dam 09:10 ring tail hen harrier over reseve 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 5/12/2007 8:00 PM
Waxwing, Billingham : still at Billingham Cemetery late afternoon NZ476250 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/12/2007 4:08 PM
BT Diver still at Jacksons Landing 2:00pm though shortly afterwards flew off towards the Fish Quay after being chased by a motor boat. 3:00pm Merlin back on Seaton Common viewable from Zinc Works Road. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 5/12/2007 3:42 PM
The Black-throated Diver was back in Jackson's Landing, Hartlepool this morning. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/12/2007 8:58 AM
Jacksons Landing yesterday - BT Diver still present until 14:10 when it flew out of the marina over the Old West Quay Inn heading towards the sea. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 4/12/2007 8:38 PM
Waxwing, Billingham : still at Billingham Cemetery late morning NZ476250 (11:30). Black-throated Diver, Hartlepool : juvenile still in the bay next to Jackson's Landing at mid-day; also 6 Red-breasted Mergansers (12:00) 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 4/12/2007 1:16 PM
No sign of the Black Throated Diver near Jacksons Landing. 10.40-11.00 a.m. 4 Red Breasted Merganser present here, though. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 3/12/2007 10:13 PM
Black-throated Diver (juv) at Jackson's Landing in bay at 11:30; also 6 Red-breasted Mergansers 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 3/12/2007 4:53 PM
Female Blackcap at Skelton Castle this morning. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 3/12/2007 12:57 PM
Billingham Cemetery 11:00am today - Single Waxwing along with Fieldfare 60+, Redwing c.20 and Mistle Thrush x6 and Great Spotted Woodpecker x1. Flocks of Siskin still around. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 3/12/2007 9:46 AM
A female Goshawk flew north over Nunthorpe at 09.00 this morning. 

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Name: Ian Geaves
Date: 3/12/2007 12:18 AM
An unusal sighting of a Barn Owl above Stump Cross housing estate at approx 6.15pm. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/12/2007 8:38 PM
Glaucous Gull, Hartlepool : juvenile on rocks 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 2/12/2007 5:36 PM
Black-throated Diver still at Jackson's Landing. 2 adult Med Gulls and a Slav Grebe at Newburn Sewer, 1 Bewick's Swan on Dormans Pool (the other 5 were reported on the Rec Pond, also Whooper Swan with them yesterday). 4 Pale-bellied Brents still on Seal Sands. Loads of birds in Billingham Cemy: 1 Waxwing, 170+ Fieldfares, 30+ Redwings and nearby 150 Siskins between the cemy and Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 2/12/2007 4:01 PM
34 Snow Buntings on beach between South Gare and Redcar this am, also another dead Triggerfish. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 1/12/2007 10:56 PM
There were 7 Red-breasted Mergansers at Jackson's Landing as well as the diver 

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Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 1/12/2007 9:45 PM
Black-throated Diver still at Jackson's Landing, Hartlepool this afternoon. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 1/12/2007 5:47 PM
At Scaling Dam today: a sub-adult male Merlin performed over the reserve for about half an hour, often perrching on fence posts and bushes and persued relentlessly at times by a couple of Magpies. 

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Name: Chris Murphy
Date: 1/12/2007 4:19 PM
At Lockwood Beck this afternoon, good numbers of Brambling (several males) and Siskin still, Grey Wagtail, also 3 female Goldeneye on the water 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 1/12/2007 1:49 PM
North Gare late am, 16 Siskins in off the sea, 4 Red-throated Divers and a very unusual sighting for the area, a recently dead Triggerfish on the shoreline. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 1/12/2007 12:23 PM
Billingham Cemetery 9:45 am - Waxwing x7, Fieldfare 60+, Redwing 40+, Mistle Thrush x4. In Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park alongside - Siskin 80+ with one flock of c.40 with Redpoll c.7. In the Feeding Station Great Spotted Woodpecker, Yellowhammer x6, Treesparrow c.12, Willow Tit x1 plus the normal species. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 1/12/2007 9:01 AM
The normal location for watching Sleddale is about NZ621108. This is a single track road and people normally sit at about the highest point and look across the valley. Not all the valley is in Cleveland but with patience a lot of birds enter the section that is in Cleveland 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 1/12/2007 8:19 AM
When people say "Sleddale", where do they mean exactly, for the best bits? Any map reference? 

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