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Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 31/10/2008 6:48 PM
South Gare 12.30 - 7 goldcrest in bushes alongisde corus works. 1 unidentified warbler in bushes near paddys hole. Also at least 4 stonechat and 2 purple sandpiper around the breakwater. 3.20 - Saltburn, between the pier and the ship inn Grey Phalarope on sea close to shore.

Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 31/10/2008 6:45 PM
Black Redstart South Gare at 3.30pm this afternoon beyond the Tea Bushes near the compound. Also a Woodcock and a couple of Goldcrest. No sign of the Grey Phalarope at Saltburn 4.30 - 5pm

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 31/10/2008 6:19 PM
Seawatching totals from Hartlepool 7:00am - 4:00pm: Great Northern Diver 3, Red-throated Diver 24, Slav Grebe 1, Shag 8, Pale-bellied Brent Goose 80, Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2, Shelduck 2, Mallard 17, Pintail 2, Wigeon 288, Teal 27, Pochard 2, Scaup 1, Goldeneye 32, Long-tailed Duck 11, Common Scoter 340, Velvet Scoter 23, Eider 291, Red-breasted Merganser 11, Arctic Tern 1, Bonxie 2, Pom Skua 1, Black Guillemot 1, Little Auk 1 and a Short-eared Owl flying south about 200 yards out and low over the water.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 31/10/2008 5:30 PM
Cowpen Bewley W.Pk. - am - Scaup x1 still present. Redwing c.30, Fieldfare c.6, Blackbird 20+, Song Thrush x6, Goldcrest x5 in bushes around old hide. The Headland - pm - brief visit - Common Scoter x30, Ganner juv., Eider c.20 from Huegh. Inside harbour - Purple Sandpiper x7 and a different Med. Gull from previous visits plus a few Knot, Redshank, Ringed Plover and several Turnstone. Rock Pipit x3. Great Crested Grebe x7 in harbour.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 31/10/2008 5:28 PM
Long-eared Owl showing very well on Huntcliff this afternoon also Snow Bunting, 1-2 Brambling and 5 Stonechat.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 31/10/2008 11:30 AM
Yellow-browed Warbler present in my back garden at Skelton,for 5mins at 10.00 this morning.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 30/10/2008 11:28 PM
Seawatching totals from Hartlepool from 9:00am - 4:00pm: Black-throated Diver 1, Shag 8, Manxie 1, Sooty Shearwater 1, Pale-bellied Brent Goose 4, Dark-bellied Brent Goose 6, Wigeon 19, Teal 23, Pintail 1, Long-tailed Duck 5, Goldeneye 3, Common Scoter 159, Velvet Scoter 1, Eider 216, Goosander 3, Bonxie 5, Pom Skua 1, Arctic Skua 3, Kittiwake 4100, Little Gull 2, Puffin 2, Little Auk 2. Also 3 different Short-eared Owls and a Woodcock in-off and an unidentified phalarope sp north. Little Egret on Greenabella and the Grey Phalarope was still present at South Gare at dusk.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 30/10/2008 8:04 PM
female Redstart in the Tea Bushes area at South Gare mid afternoon c15:00. Also 5 Goldcrests, 1 Stonechat and about 12 Blackbirds. Otherwise fairly quiet.

Name: tim robinson.
Date: 30/10/2008 7:39 PM
30/10/08.zink works road while watching that wonderful little merlin chaseing a snipe which it did not catch,an adult male peregrin stooped at the merlin,then flew up and landed on the side of the powerstation

Name: Damian Money
Date: 30/10/2008 6:12 PM
Saltburn Cliffs this afternoon produced a few thrushes mainly Blackbirds and Song Thrushes, 9 Goldcrests and 4 Stonechats.

Name: John Dunnett
Date: 30/10/2008 5:27 PM
Grey Phal at South Gare at 4:25pm at the end in the bay on the East side

Name: Will Robinson
Date: 30/10/2008 3:46 PM
It was on the bus stop hide, colin chum. it was skulking so pretty hard to see 24/7 but definite id was made. life tick for me.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 30/10/2008 3:37 PM
Seaton Snook/Seaton Channel - am - Red-throated Diver x1, RB Merganser x7, Bar-tailed Godwit x3, Grey Plover x5. Golden Plover c.100 and Fieldfare x7 on power station field. Fieldfare x3 on Seaton Common. Cowpen Bewley Wooland Park - 1 pm - Scaup x2 on main pond, Treecreeper x3 and Bullfinch x6 in trees by Activity Centre. Fieldfare x3 and Redwing x3, Song Thrush x5, Blackbird c.10 in bushes by main pond. Greylag/Canada Goose c.300 in stubble fields by railway.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 29/10/2008 7:42 PM
Greenabella Marsh - pm - Twite x51 max count. Dropped to 31 as two small groups split from the rest. Mostly on samphire, fence, overhead wires by first bridge down fom road. Merlin fem. made five runs on them without success after which the Twite headed off NE towards the ghost ships with Merlin in pursuit. Goldenye x5, RB Merganser x6, Great Crested Grebe x1, Grey Plover x2, Black-taield Godwit x7, Bar-taield Godwit x1 roosting with them on pool behind 'sea wall'. Seaton Common - SEO x2, Little Egret.

Name: Ian H
Date: 29/10/2008 5:16 PM
Woodcock flushed Dorman's Pool 08.25am.

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 29/10/2008 5:00 PM
Woodcock in Clarence's Scrub this afternoon

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 29/10/2008 4:38 PM
I was in the area with several other birders this afternoon and could find no sign of a Squacco Heron, perhaps Will could advise what time it was there and exactly where it is so I could look again.

Name: Will Robinson
Date: 29/10/2008 4:25 PM
squacco heron still there.

Name: Will Robinson
Date: 29/10/2008 3:58 PM
squacco heron still there.

Name: TBC
Date: 29/10/2008 12:57 PM
I would recommend checking other sources before acting on the report of the Squacco Heron......

Name: Will Robinson
Date: 29/10/2008 12:49 PM
Squacco Heron on the bus stop hide pool early this morning.

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 29/10/2008 10:14 AM
Had a Barn Owl outside the Station Pub in Billingham at 11 last night.

Name: jimmy goode
Date: 28/10/2008 10:46 PM
2x short ear owl back saltholme 3x great skuas hartlepool headland going south today.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 28/10/2008 10:41 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Redwing/Fieldfare flock x51 heading west.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/10/2008 9:34 PM
Waxwing, Saltholme Pools : one north this morning; also a Whooper Swan on the Wet Grassland, 6 Black-tailed Godwit and a Spotted Redshank on Back Saltholme and a pair of Stonechats behind the Meadow

Name: Renton Charman
Date: 28/10/2008 9:24 PM
Saw what I thought was a barn owl fly over the dual carraigeway at Windle Bridge nursery west of Guisborough at 1630hr today

Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 28/10/2008 4:11 PM
Adult Yellow-legged Gull at the Tees Barrage this afternoon. Good selection of birds around the boardwalk at Portrack Marsh including, Great Tit (4), Blue Tit (5), Long-tailed Tit, Greenfinch (2), Goldfinch (1), Bullfinch (male), Sparrowhawk, Redwing (6), Blackbird (14), Song Thrush (3), Fieldfare (10 over west), Redpoll (3, probably Lesser), Blackcap (male) and Goldcrest (2). Also male Stonechat on the marsh (there have been a regular pair recently).

Name: dean smith
Date: 27/10/2008 10:24 PM
craig if you go onto the tmbc website theres a site guide for greenabella with some directions, or if you post your question on the forum im sure people will help you out. sighting: 26/10/08 - 2 male tawny owls around 6pm last nigth hart station area of hartlepool ( one in my back garden again briefly ) flew over towards the trees along nelson lane seems to be the same route they take as i see and hear them regualry so might be a good place to see thme a bit better

Name: Craig Williams
Date: 27/10/2008 9:49 PM
Hi. I am not sure where Greenabella is and where the Twite are most likely to be seen. Can you help?

Name: John Cooper and Mark Tyrreman
Date: 27/10/2008 9:01 PM
24 Twite on Greenabella today -same area as last Winter and a Merlin being harassed by a crow by the road there. At least 1 Water Pipit around the Haverton Hole pipeline this afternoon. Also a male Blackcap in the Croft this morning.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 27/10/2008 8:09 PM
7 Whooper Swans on Dormans Pool and 5 on Back Saltholme. 2 Green Sandpipers on the Rec Pond. 21 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on Seal Sands and a Pink-foot with the Greylags on Saltholme. Also there is a colour-ringed (ringed above the tibia)Little Egret around with a red ring on the left leg with a black letter X and yellow ring on the right leg with a black letter K. This bird was ringed in the UK and the ringer will forward details of its movements in due course. In the meantime if anybody sees it please can they email me with the sighting (date, time, locaton) to colin.dodsworth@ntlworld.com.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/10/2008 7:51 PM
Seaton Common this evening SEO x2, Merlin, Black-tailed Godwit c.30, Kestrel x2.

Name: Ian Thompson
Date: 27/10/2008 5:36 PM
Scaling Dam 12.30 - 10 Whooper Swans & 2 Buzzards + 1 late Swallow

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/10/2008 11:38 AM
Seaton Common - 9:50am - SEO x1, Black-tailed Godwit x29. Dormans Pool - Whooper Swan x7.

Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 26/10/2008 8:30 PM
19 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on Seal Sands this morning

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 26/10/2008 6:47 PM
Seaton Common - 4:15pm - Whooper Swan x5 flying from Seaton Carew towards power station, Black-taield Godwit x27, Short-eared Owl x2.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 26/10/2008 5:48 PM
This afternoon 6 Whooper Swans on Dorman's. On Back Saltholme atleast 15 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Whooper Swan and a Spotted Redshank

Name: Marty Barfoot
Date: 26/10/2008 5:10 PM
South Gare 11.00am..Grey Plover,Red Throated Diver,5+ Red Breasted Merganser,20+ Turnstone,20+ Oystercatcher south side of pier

Name: Bruce Caswell
Date: 26/10/2008 12:57 PM
Sandwich Tern still around Hartlepool Marina this morning. Also Six Whooper Swans flew south over Seaton Carew.

Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 25/10/2008 12:22 PM
A recently dead Barn Owl on the roadside outside Huntsman Tioxide this a.m.

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 25/10/2008 11:55 AM
6 Black-tailed Godwits on Back Saltholme at 11:00

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 24/10/2008 6:54 PM
Hartlepool Headland - am - Sandwich Tern still present, Purple SAndpiper x2. Seaton Common (North Gare) - Black-tailed Godwit x3, Goldfinch c.100, Teal, Wigeon, Grey Heron. Zinc Works Road - Merlin sat on Common 100m north of last layby, Curlew c.50, Kestrel x2. Seaton Snook for high tide - Grey Plover c.40 (one colour ringed 2001 or earlier, Knot c.30, Bar-tailed Godwit x3, Dunlin c.40, Ringed Plover x7, Red-breasted Merganser x1.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 24/10/2008 6:51 PM
At Skinningrove this morning: 16 Red-throated Divers on the sea and 1 Black-throated Diver flew west. Eleven Whooper Swans flew in off the sea and then turned south along the cliffs. Small parties of finches still moving west (mainly Siskins and Goldfinches).

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 24/10/2008 5:07 PM
11 Pink-footed Geese briefly on West Saltholme this morning.

Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 24/10/2008 5:06 PM
6 black-tailed godwits on Seaton Common this morning, just south of the North Gare car park access road.

Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 24/10/2008 3:02 PM
24/10/08 0945 Dead Barn Owl on road outside Tioxide works Greatham.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 23/10/2008 7:43 PM
Mediterranean Gull, Saltburn : three (adult, 2nd-winter and 1st-winter) on beach (16:07)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 23/10/2008 7:43 PM
Whooper Swan, Saltholme Pools : two still present on the Main Pool

Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 23/10/2008 7:37 PM
8 Whooper Swans on Dormans Pool this afternoon.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 22/10/2008 9:51 PM
Whooper Swan, South Gare : 11 adults on the sea off the steel works; also 2 Scaup

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 22/10/2008 9:50 PM
Long-tailed Duck, South Gare : female on the sea off the north end of the Gare; also 8 Common Scoter

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 22/10/2008 7:23 PM
Seaton Common this evening - SEO x3 in the air together but could have been a lot more as appearing from all directions. Merlin x1, Kestrel x2, Wigeon, Lapwing, Heron, Curlew, Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Mallard, Mute Swan, Stonechat, Teal, Shoveler.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 22/10/2008 6:56 PM
At Skinningrove this morning: good numbers of divers on the sea included 13 Red-throated and 3 Black-throated Divers. Three Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew west and a second-winter Mediterranean Gull was off the beck mouth and on the sea defences all morning. At Hummersea, a male Snow Bunting flew west along the cliffs among small numbers of finches (mainly Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Chaffinches and Linnets) and pipits which were moving west today.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 22/10/2008 9:24 AM
On 21st October: 1 female Goosander and Little Grebe on the new lakes at Eastfields Farm, Nunthorpe, plus good numbers of Tree Sparrows.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 21/10/2008 7:43 PM
Boulby last night: Short-eared owl showing well near back road by farm on top of Boulby hill. Saltburn viaduct late p.m today: Dipper showing well and chased by grey wagtail.

Name: ray g
Date: 21/10/2008 3:42 PM
Barn owl last night (20-10-08) again hunting around Flatts Lane NHS building field around dusk (18:15 - 18:30)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 20/10/2008 8:16 PM
Whooper Swan, Saltholme Pools : two on Back Saltholme Pool; also two Black-tailed Godwit and Spotted Redshank overhead

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/10/2008 10:30 PM
Spotted Redshank, Saltholme Pools : three still today; also Whooper Swan and Black-tailed Godwit

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 19/10/2008 11:18 AM
Newburn Bridge - 10:30am - Sandwich Tern x1, Med Gull x1, Sanderling x53, Ringed Plover 24, Oystercatcher x7, Turnstone x24, Redshank x7, Dunlin x1.

Name: Eric James
Date: 18/10/2008 11:07 PM
Flock of about 80 Pink-footed Geese flew over the Headland mid-afternoon

Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 18/10/2008 9:20 PM
Amendment to last posting Flocks of 20-50+ along base of hills should read flocks of redwing and fieldares. Sorry.

Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 18/10/2008 8:29 PM
18.10.08 - Swainby. Buzzard seen over forest south of Swainby village whilst walking in forest. Also present jays, gs woodpeckers x2, treecreepers x4, willow tit amongst long tailed and coal tit flock. Several flocks of 20-50 + moving through area along base of hills. 12pm Buzzard flying and landing on hills at Scugdale along with further jays and large flock of winter thrushes. 1.10pm Weary Valley - cleveland side, 2 buzzards flew across river, seen from bridge.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 18/10/2008 8:15 PM
Seaton Common - 3:30pm Merlin was over the dunes at the end of Zinc Works Road flying very high up chasing something small - Linnet sized. 3:40pm it was sat on a post on the common 100m south of North Gare car park. Around 4:00pm it moved to the fence line before flying onto the golf course where it sat in the open for 20-30 minutes. Short-eared Owl x1. Also present with flyovers - Brent Goose x8, Black-tailed Godwit c.7, Snipe x12, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Curlew, Kestrel. Lapwing 100+.

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 18/10/2008 7:41 PM
Hartlepool Headland this morning: 7 male Velvet Scoters flew north (including 1 flock of 6) plus 2 Whooper Swans south. Adult Mediterranean Gulls present at Hartlepool (on the rocks) and Newburn. Twelve Barnacle Geese on Back Saltholme mid-afternoon.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 18/10/2008 1:11 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - 08:50 Redwing c.150 plus Fieldfare c.12 from west passing over at electricity pylon height. There after numerous small groups of Redwing 5-15 passing over and circling. One group c.35 landed to rest/feed on hawthorn bushes. 11:30 Redwing c.50 heading east. Drake Scaup arrived over night. Goldcrest c.15 and Blackbird c.30 all new arrivals. Linnet flock 100+. Long-tailed Tit c.50 - far more than normal. Little Egret x2 feeding east side of railway line from hill.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 17/10/2008 10:30 PM
Water Pipit, Saltholme Pools : flew north

Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 17/10/2008 8:52 PM
Mediterranean Gull (adult winter) and Purple Sandpiper (Hartlepool Headland), Velvet Scoter (1 south at Steetley Pier with 3 Common Scoter), Scaup (drake at Newburn sewer plus a Sandwich Tern on the beach), Merlin (female at Seaton Common), Pink-footed Goose (juv) and Spotted Redshank (Back Saltholme).

Name: jimmy goode
Date: 17/10/2008 7:21 PM
goosander male thur 16 /10 at 3pm greathem creek

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 17/10/2008 6:59 PM
At Sleddale this morning: no raptors, apart from Kestrel, but a large movement of thrushes westwards down the valley, including 1,500 Fieldfares and 250 Redwings. Similar movements at Scaling Dam during the afternoon involved 750 Fieldfares and 820 Redwings. Also at Scaling, a Common Buzzard, a Peregrine, 3 Goldeneyes and a Pink-footed Goose.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 17/10/2008 2:21 PM
Fieldfare and three Redwing at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park this morning.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 17/10/2008 12:34 PM
c.170 Pink footed geese over Hummersea late morning. Heading quite low in direction of Scaling Dam

Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 17/10/2008 11:56 AM
Woodcock accidently flushed in Norton churchyard at 11.25am.

Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 16/10/2008 8:54 PM
7 little egrets flying into roost at the seal sands car park area approx 6.00pm

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 16/10/2008 8:52 PM
Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult still at the Tees Barrage this morning

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 15/10/2008 8:04 PM
Whooper Swan, Saltholme Pools : four still today; also 21 Pink-footed Geese and Peregrine

Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 15/10/2008 6:52 PM
from 10am-6pm seo very very active round north gare car park seen at least 2 every time we went down also on seaton common teal x10 bar tailed godwit x1 stonechat,goldfinch x20 and little egret x1

Name: Damian Money
Date: 14/10/2008 10:41 PM
Skein of approx 90 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Skelton Castle at 13.50 this afternoon.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 14/10/2008 6:35 PM
4 Whooper Swans and at least 5 Spotted Redshank on Back Saltholme at dusk.

Name: dean smith
Date: 14/10/2008 5:06 PM
10 a.m - crimdon dene blue, great, and willow tit viaduct area along with great spotted woodpecker male and female stonechat, meadow pipit x 6, reed bunting x2, pied wagtail, wren and numerous goldfinch also crimdon

Name: David and Ann Smith
Date: 14/10/2008 4:51 PM
Red breasted Flycatcher on bush at Seaton end of saline lagoon 230pm

Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 14/10/2008 2:18 PM
No sign of the Yellow Legs after about 9am as far as I know. The Slavonian Grebe is still on the sea off north sands hartlepool, plus 5 red-throated diver.

Name: Wayne Richardson
Date: 14/10/2008 1:23 PM
c.80 Pink-feet south over Hemlimgton at 10:40. Another skein (c.40 also south over Hemlington) at 12:45 not ID'd, but thought to be a larger species.

Name: GXMegson
Date: 14/10/2008 12:25 PM
Lesser yellowlegs on Calor Gas pool at 07.30 hours at least.

Name: GX Megson
Date: 13/10/2008 9:11 PM
7 scaup on sea off Majuba Road car park, Redcar, 3.30 pm yesterday (SUN).

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 13/10/2008 6:05 PM
Juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs on and around Back Saltholme from 4pm onwards, Short-eared Owl in the field opposite the triangle at Back Saltholme, 6 Little Egrets and a Pink-footed Goose also on Back Saltholme and 4 adult Whooper Swans still in the field at Cowpen Bewley.

Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 13/10/2008 4:35 PM
There is a Lesser Yellowlegs on Saltholme at 4.30pm, opposite the Calor Gas depot.

Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 12/10/2008 9:28 PM
witnessed a sparrowhawk take a pigeon and land at the small roundabout in redcar for warrenby enjoyed the fleeting moment until the damn cat from the house came down and stole the pigeon sorry not a cat lover at all 13.00pm

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 12/10/2008 7:53 PM
Seaton Snook this afternoon over high tide - Bar-tailed Godwit x3, Black-tailed Godwit x5, Knot c.40, Grey Plover c.35, Golden Plover x4, Dunlin c.40. Oystercatcher x7, Turnstone x9, Ringed Plover and Sanderling.. On sea - Wigeon x5, Cormorant x3, Great Crested Grebe x3, Red-throated Diver x3. Seaton Common from North Gare access road - Short-eared Owl x3 at least (possibly 4), Merlin, Kestrel x2, Snipe x5, Heron x1, Curlew c.12, Lapwing c.50.

Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 12/10/2008 7:42 PM
6.30 pm 2x SEO zincworks road 1 dive bombing a fox on the road also stonechat and snipe

Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 12/10/2008 6:21 PM
Hobby flew south over Dorman's Pool mid afternoon.

Name: Keith Cowton
Date: 12/10/2008 4:39 PM
Good day for Raptors in Sleddale area with 5 Buzzards, Female Goshawk, 2 Sparrowhawks and 3 Ketrel between 12 and 1

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 12/10/2008 4:37 PM
Birds present today included; Slav Grebe still off Steetley, 4 adult Whooper Swans still in the field with the hay bales just north of the Haverton pipeline. 2 Barnacle and 8 Pink-feet with the Greylags at Saltholme. 6 Little Egrets at Back Saltholme and Med Gull at Newburn.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 12/10/2008 4:33 PM
Sightings from Saturday 11th October; Slav Grebe still at Steetley and a single Skein of 92 Pink-feet over, 4 Whooper Swans at Cowpen Bewley, 2 Buzzards and a Barnacle Goose at Scaling Dam and the usual Little Egrets around the estuary and adult Med Gull at Newburn.

Name: Bruce Caswell
Date: 12/10/2008 12:10 PM
Comma butterfly seen in Seaton Carew garden at Midday.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 11/10/2008 10:21 PM
Short-eared Owl, North Gare : two hunting mid-afternoon, just off road to car park

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 11/10/2008 8:32 PM
At Steetley this morning, 86 Pink-footed Geese flew in off the sea.

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 11/10/2008 8:30 PM
Slavonian Grebe still to the north of the Steetley pipeline this morning but distant. Also 22 Red-throated Divers and 10 Great Crested Grebes present. An adult winter Mediterranean Gull was at Newburn and a nice collection of high-tide waders, included ca 100 Ringed Plovers. An adult Yellow-legged Gull was on Dormans Pool mid-afternoon (seen by Richard Taylor, Don and myself).

Name: Chris Murphy
Date: 11/10/2008 4:52 PM
Redcar/Marske 1 - 1.30pm: Adult Med Gull in fields inland of Marske stray road with large flock of BH Gulls, Lapwing and Starlings

Name: A McLee
Date: 11/10/2008 1:02 PM
Single Crossbill sp heading west over Kirklevington this a.m.

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 10/10/2008 6:56 PM
At Skinningrove on the sea defences this morning: 10 Rock Pipits, 10 Meadow Pipits and a Grey Wagtail. Seven Red-throated Divers were on the sea (comprising 4 adult summers, 2 adult winters and a juvenile). Scaling Dam was uneventful, though a single Barnacle and 6 Pink-footed Geese were present among the Greylags and Canadas, along with a Great Crested Grebe. A Stonechat was seen along the south shore of the Reserve.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 10/10/2008 3:31 PM
Seaton Common this morning - Black-tailed Godwit x33 feeding alongside the North Gare access road with a few Curlew and Teal. Several hundreds of Starlings around as well. Kestrel x2. North Gare Pier - Redshank x3, Curlew x3 on the pool inside the rocky ridge on the south side. Oystercatcher c.20 and Turnstone c.12 along the edge of the rocks with Great Crested Grebe x1 on the sea. A Bar-tailed Godwit gave amazingly close views as it flew along the edge of the beach straight towards me passing with 2m before joining the other birds on the pool. From the end of the Pier - Red-throated Diver x4 (two in summer plumage) 150m distant heading into the Estuary, Eider x2, Great Crested Grebe x1, Cormorant x3 and Shag 3+. Rock Pipit x1 by the start of the pier and Swallow x2 flying south as I headed back to the car park. A large flock of small birds 60-80 strong flew over the common as I drove back down the access road - Goldfinch and Linnet as least. The Merlin was midway between North Gare Road and Zinc Works Road. Curlew 50-60 by A1185 Seal Sands roundabout with A178.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/10/2008 8:15 PM
Mediterranean Gull, Seaton Carew : adult on north end of beach

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/10/2008 8:14 PM
Slavonian Grebe, Hartlepool : one off North Sands 500m north of the pier (08:10)

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 8/10/2008 8:02 PM
The Headland this morning - I missed the main feature but Sandwich Tern still present on rocks inside Heugh Pier. Also oiled Guillemot on the north side rocks. Rock Pipit x4 on and around the pier. Shag x3. A few Oystercatcher, Redshank and Turnstone were the only waders.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 8/10/2008 7:59 PM
Seaton Common this evening at three Short-eared Owls around car park area - possibly four of them. Merlin sat along the access road fence and then on side of small footbridge on south side just prior to car park. Present at least two hours. Several Snipe over also Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit. Little Egret on one of the pools.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 8/10/2008 7:11 PM
No further sign of the White's Thrush Hartlepool headland by dusk.

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 8/10/2008 5:57 PM
Whilst seawatching at Hartlepool Headland today, a White's Thrush flew in off the sea from the east at approximately 11.35am. It was first seen about 500m offshore, flying about 15m above the waves and almost directly towards us. It got closer and closer and eventually flew low over the Promenade and along the top of the wall running down to the prom from the public toilets, just above the highest course of stonework. It was only about 20m away and in perfect light. It then flew along the railings adjacent to the wall and disappeareed behind the toilet block. The closeness of the bird and excellent light conditions allowed all the salient features to be clearly seen, albeit all too brieffly. Unfortunately, we don't know whether it kept going or veered from its course into one of the neighbouring gardens. This was a truly incredible experience that one only dreams of happening during a lifetime and Don and I were still shaking over half an hour later. Otherwise, the seawatch was quiet, with only a few Common and 3 Velvet Scoters and 4 Red-throated Divers.

Name: Pager report
Date: 8/10/2008 12:16 PM
White's Thrush in off sea at Hartlepool at 11.38 a.m. continued west along headland

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/10/2008 9:39 PM
Barnacle Goose, Saltholme Pools : two; nearby 4 Whooper Swans between Haverton and Cowpen Bewley

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 7/10/2008 8:30 PM
Seaton Common 5:00pm this evening - Black-tailed Godwit x2 alongside access road with others flying in to south side of road. Curlew, Kestrel, Teal, Mallard, Heron, Moorhen and Cormorant around.

Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 7/10/2008 1:09 PM
The 4 Whooper Swans are still in the field between Haverton & Cowpen Bewley.

Name: Marty Barfoot
Date: 6/10/2008 10:02 PM
Kirkleatham Roundabout-7.35pm..Barn Owl(caught in headlights) on edge of field opposite Kirkleatham Lane exit.

Name: Mart Barfoot
Date: 6/10/2008 9:58 PM
Kirkleatham Roundabout-7.35pm..Barn Owl(caught in headlights) on edge of field opposite Kirkleatham Lane exit.

Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 6/10/2008 7:21 PM
approx 200 canada geese flew in over impetus at 11.00a.m.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 6/10/2008 6:49 PM
Zinc Works Road - pm - Kestrel, Mallard and Curlew. North Gare Road - Kestrel x5, Short-eared Owl x1, Curlew x12, Stonechat x1, Heron x1, Mute Swan x2, Teal, Mallard, Coot and Moorhen. North Gare Pier - Red-throated Diver x6 (three in summer plumage and three juv) still though 200+ m distant, Great Crested Grebe x5, Cormorant, Oystercatcher and Redshank. Juvenile Pergrine over. Rock Pipit & Turnstone on pier.

Name: Keith Bird
Date: 6/10/2008 12:25 PM
5th October 2008 16:30hrs 1 Short Eared Owl hunting at North Gare on LHS of road approaching the car park

Name: Keith Cowton
Date: 5/10/2008 8:35 PM
Sledale/Little Kildale Area - 6 Buzzards in the air together early afternoon

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 5/10/2008 6:30 PM
4 Whooper Swans for second day in stubble field off road between Haverton Hill and Cowpen Bewley opposite the Tomato Farm but distant at midday.

Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 5/10/2008 5:54 PM
A Bittern was sunbathing in the open at Coatham marsh this morning on the pool opposite the firestation.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 5/10/2008 3:19 PM
p.m.: Peregrine boulby cliffs

Name: gordon douglas
Date: 5/10/2008 12:34 PM
seawatching at Redcar promenade this morning 7:30-9:00 - one juv bonxie, two red throated diver a few juv gannets, two purple sandpiper

Name: Ian Geaves
Date: 5/10/2008 12:29 PM
Margrove Ponds 1030am GS woodpecker,Kestrel and Hobby.

Name: Colin Severs
Date: 5/10/2008 11:31 AM
Cheers Toby

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 4/10/2008 8:04 PM
Very quiet today, 3 Velvet Scoters and a Bonxie past Hartlepool, adult Med Gulls at Hartlepool Headland and Newburn Sewer and a female Goosander on Seal Sands.

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 4/10/2008 6:26 PM
Sorry Colin, RSPB Saltholme.

Name: Colin Severs
Date: 4/10/2008 6:03 PM
Do we get a clue as to which reserve you are referring to

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 4/10/2008 10:42 AM
Hobby, Merlin, Peregrine and Kestrel all present on the Reserve yesterday

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 3/10/2008 10:47 PM
Seawatching at Hartlepool from 4:40pm - 6pm produced 1 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Barnacle Geese, 4 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 11 Wigeon, 1 Arctic Skua and 2 Bonxies. Adult Med Gulls at Newburn and Seaton Golf Course, 2 Short-eared Owls at Seaton Common (viewed from the North Gare road). 3 Little Egrets, 1 Barnacle Goose and 5 Pink-feet at Back Saltholme.

Name: Paul Sung
Date: 3/10/2008 7:50 PM
Calor Gas Pool-6.35pm-6.50pm Shoveler x6(2m,4f)and Dunlin x7

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 3/10/2008 9:39 AM
yesterday at Egton/Grosmont: skein of c.50 PF Geese; band of 10 swallows; Kingfisher at Grosmont ford; otter tracks at Lealholme bridge

Name: Damian Money
Date: 2/10/2008 4:35 PM
2 Skeins of Pink-feet over Skelton Castle this morning, 34 birds in total.

Name: Dave Nelson
Date: 2/10/2008 2:52 PM
8-50 Swift flying around Hartlepool Headland, 10-00 12 Pale bellied Brents on Seal Sands

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 1/10/2008 5:53 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - pm - Common Buzzard over ploughed field north side of park giving very close views headed north towards Greatham works. Also Barnacle Goose x4 heading west towards Wynyard.
September
Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 29/9/2008 6:28 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - pm - brief views of Hobby by main pond. Common Buzzard very high circling whilst difting north around 2pm and Little Egret flying SW over main pond around 3pm. 9-10 Swallow feeding over pond and hill.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 29/9/2008 4:36 PM
A couple more skeins of Pink-feet over the house yesterday evening brought the days total to at least 2606 over Skelton.

Name: Tony Marron
Date: 29/9/2008 2:14 PM
I would like to take the oportunity to thank everyone who attended Greenabella yesterday. 83 species recorded in 8 hours was a great total, & one which added 7 new species for the year & one ofr the site list in the yellow browed warbler. Current totals now stand at 141 for 2008 & 220 for the site since Sept 1988. Unfortunately we could not count the 2000+ pink foots overhead or the nine brents on the flatt's, but it was a great day. Thank you all.

Name: Mark Fishpool
Date: 29/9/2008 7:34 AM
Barn Owl between Saltburn and Marske at 6.25am.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 28/9/2008 9:01 PM
Yellow-browed Warblers at Greenabella Marsh and in the Borough Hall trees at Hartlepool. Good passage of Pink-footed Geese with several skeins totalling 717 over Geenabella, 5 in a pool near Cowpen Bewley and 217 with the Greylags on Back Saltholme. Also 9 Pale-bellied Brent Geese on Seal Sands and a Barnacle Goose with the Canada Geese at Belasis. Juv Hobby hawking dragonflies over Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park with 4 Common Buzzards overhead. A pair of Scaup on the Rec Pond and adult Med Gull at Newburn. Waders today included 5 Black-tailed Godwits on Greeenabella with 12 more on the Calor Gas Pool along with 5 Ruff and single Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank. Short-eared Owl on Back Saltholme and 9 Little Egrets in the Greatham Creek roost.

Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 28/9/2008 4:54 PM
4 Brent Geese in the bay at the south gare this afternoon.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 28/9/2008 4:26 PM
Large passage of Pink-footed Geese today. Between 8.00am-2.30pm a minimum of 2506 flew south over Skelton. A flock at 1.00pm also had 3 Great Skuas tagging along with them !

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 28/9/2008 3:28 PM
Greenablla - am - Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed. A good species for the BTO Hanson Challenge list.

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 28/9/2008 1:53 PM
Curlew Sandpiper on Calor Gas Pool at 13:20 (also present yesterday) along with a Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit and 15 Ruff

Name: George Smith
Date: 28/9/2008 1:18 PM
Large movement of Pink Footed Geese flying south. About 8 skeins, each with at least 50 birds in, observed this morning. Red Throated Diver off Hartlepool Headland, viewed from near Town Moor.

Name: Ian Hodgetts
Date: 28/9/2008 12:27 PM
Hobby at Cowpen Bewley over hill from 11.30 - 11.50 still present but distant. Discussion that it may have been differant to yesterdays bird, but looking at Ian's photos on forum looks very similar to this observer.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 28/9/2008 9:25 AM
skein of 15 PF Geese over Loftus this a.m. plus another skein overnight (heard from house)

Name: Mike Hunter
Date: 27/9/2008 8:26 PM
Hobby and Honey Buzzard over Cowpen Bewley this afternoon. The buzzard was high and distant and essentially confirmed from a poor photograph.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 27/9/2008 8:10 PM
26th Sep - Wryneck, Boulby : one in the middle quarry at Boulby Cliffs; also Short-eared Owl and 4 Lesser Whitethroats (09:00)

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 27/9/2008 8:05 PM
In addition to other Hartlepool sightings, a Firecrest showed briefly in the new trees bordering Borough Hall (opposite the old putting green) this morning and a Red-breasted Flycatcher re-trapped near the Health Centre and released at Olive Street An adult Yellow-legged Gull was in the Greatham Creek gull roost this afternoon, plus a Spotted Redshank. A pair of Scaup was on the Reclamation Pond.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/9/2008 7:49 PM
Hobby at Cowpen Bewley was still around all afternoon. Definitely a different bird from last week. This one is much more brown on it's back and centre tail feathers more prominent protruding beyond the arc of the others. At first glance it's easy to dismiss as a Kestrel as from above the brown tinged back and blackish primaries resemble a Kestrel which to be honest I did myself until closer look at the photos I took of what I thought were two Kestrel tangling claws. This afternoon it was mostly over the ploughed field on the north side of Claxton Beck. I was sat on top of the hill watching it hunt over the field inbetween roosting on the easterly of the twin pylons. Every now and again it flew towards the hill. An added bonus was a juvenile Osprey flying through first west and then back east towards Saltholme Ponds. Kingfisher on the main pond this morning as well.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 27/9/2008 6:42 PM
Runswick Bay: 2 flocks Pink Footed Geese (first c.110; second c.70)

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 27/9/2008 6:14 PM
3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hartlepool Headland today (2 around the Borough Hall gardens and 1 at St Mary's).

Name: Damian Money
Date: 27/9/2008 4:26 PM
Yellow-browed Warbler at Hazlegrove, Saltburn this morning also Lesser Whitethroat,2 Blackcap and 2 Chifchaff. Along the cliffs between Saltburn and Warsett Hill this morning were 3+ Lesser Whitethroat,4 Blackcap,2 Chiffchaff and 4+ Stonechat.

Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 27/9/2008 2:35 PM
Family party of Roe Deer, 2 adults and 2 young, still present on long drag area. The young are well on now, delightful!

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 27/9/2008 1:50 PM
Osprey flew south west over centre of reserve at 12:40

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/9/2008 1:42 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - juv. Hobby over hill by main pond chased by Crow and Kestrel - looks like same one as last Saturday! Little Owl x1 along cycleway, Goldcrest flock x5, Jay x2, Blackcap x2, Bullfinch x6, Willow Warbler x1, Redwing x15 overhead flying west, GSW x1, Canada Goose x71 on main pond probably part of the 150 strong group of geese that was feeding on stubble field by Greatham village which also included Greylag Goose c.30 and Pink-footed Goose x7. Grey Partidge a whopping 29 (15, 7, 7 flocks)!

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 26/9/2008 10:12 PM
Also Pied Flycatcher, Willow Warbler/Chiffchaff and several Coal Tit and flyover of Sparrowhawk (fem)in Borough Hall trees this morning. Med Gull x2 at Newburn. Goldcrest x2, Garden Warbler still and Sparrowhawk in south side migrant bushes Zinc Works Road. Kestrel, Curlew c.40, Goldfinch c.50 on Seaton Common.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 26/9/2008 7:38 PM
Still very few migrants around but a few scarce migrants present today: Yellow-browed Warbler in the Borough Hall Tree at Hartlepool and another in the Shrike Bushes at South Gare. Greenish Warbler also at South Gare this afternoon in the bushes just before the Pumping Station. The Red-breasted Flycatcher ringed today at Hartlepool and released in St Mary's was a different bird to the one in the Doctor's Garden yesterday.

Name: Ian Foster
Date: 26/9/2008 1:05 PM
Just had a call from Archie to say he and Ian Boustead have a Greenish Warbler at South Gare in bushes along the access road near the pumping station 1.00pm but elusive.

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 26/9/2008 11:07 AM
Yellow-browed Warbler still at chimney end of Jewish Cemetery 07:00 this morning

Name: Damian Money
Date: 26/9/2008 7:22 AM
Saltburn Cliffs-Warsett Hill; A quick look around here yesterday evening produced 2 Pied Fly's, 2 Whinchat,2 Wheatear and single Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff and Goldcrest.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 25/9/2008 10:35 PM
Yellow-browed Warblers - Redcar : two just east of lake in Locke park at 08:00; Seaton Carew : one in the bushes at left of end of Zinc Works Road; Hartlepool :one at Hartlepool Headland in St. Mary's Garden in afternoon; South Gare : one in the gully in afternoon; Hartlepool : one in Borough Hall trees (15:08)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 25/9/2008 10:30 PM
Bluethroat, Hartlepool : one trapped and ringed at Hartlepool Headland at 07:47; also 3 Yellow-browed Warblers present

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 25/9/2008 8:52 PM
Yellow-browed Warblers today at Jewish Cemy, Hartlepool Headland and Zinc Work Bushes. Red-breasted Flycatcher in the Doctor's Garden also on Hartlepool Headland. Very few other migrants around with just a few Goldcrests at Hartlepool and Zinc Works Bushes.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 25/9/2008 7:00 PM
Zinc Works Road - am - migrant bushes south side - Garden Warbler and Goldcrest x4. Male Merlin briefly landed on fence posts above before heading north-west towards Seaton Common. Grey Partridge x4 on power station field again.

Name: Steve Duke
Date: 25/9/2008 1:21 PM
Early am (first light): Very interesting minor migrant fall at Marske. Valley Gardens: A Firecrest giving excellent views at sea end of gardens for fifteen minutes, moving out and along coast southwards. Several Goldcrest, Blackcap, juvenile/female Pied Flycatcher. Fox Coverts: 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Blackbirds, Song Thrushes, m&f Blackcap. Headlands 3 x Wheatear.

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 25/9/2008 8:49 AM
Yellow-browed Warbler in Jewish Cemetery opposite chimney and one calling in gardens on other side of railway line. Also Spotted Flycatcher and several Redwing

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 24/9/2008 11:26 PM
Yellow-browed Warbler, Hartlepool : one in trees at Borough Hall this morning (still present 17:35)

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 24/9/2008 11:24 PM
A few migrants have started to arrive today. Yellow-browed Warbler with the Goldcrests in the Borough Hall trees at Hartlepool Headland and a Lesser Whitethroat in the Croft. Several Goldcrests and Song Thrushes in the Zinc Works Bushes with 3 Pied Flycatchers, Garden Warbler and Reed Warbler. 2 Bonxies, immature male Peregrine and a summer plumaged Black-throated Diver also past Hartlepool today. 2 Pink-feet and 4+ Little Egret on Back Saltholme, 34 Black-tailed Godwits on Greatham Creek and the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was still on the Calor Gas Pool.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 24/9/2008 9:57 PM
Common Buzzard, Green Woodpecker,4+ Siskins and several small parties of Redwing at Lockwood Beck this morning. After what's turned up elsewhere today there should be some decent birds in Cleveland over the next few days.

Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 24/9/2008 8:55 PM
also little egret greatham creek

Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 24/9/2008 8:53 PM
seal sands 1-2pm red breasted merganser x4,goldeneye,teal,swallow x3,linnet c100,redshank c35 at long drag,whimbrel x4 seaton common gadwall x2,widgeon,saltholme

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 24/9/2008 8:01 PM
Zinc Works Road - pm - migrant bushes behind dunes Pied Flycatcher, Goldcrest x3, Redwing x1. Seaton Channel - Red-breasted Merganser x9, Eider Duck x2, Oystercatcher c.20, Redshank c.12.

Name: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 24/9/2008 6:58 PM
Sea watching Hartlepool Headland 09.00 - 13.00. Highlights included Leach's Petrel flying north about 10.20, Pomarine Skua (distant but probably juv) seen harrying a Kittiwake about 12.30. 5 Arctic Skua, 4 Velvet Scoter, at least 6 Red Throated Diver, and 1 Sandwich Tern. Otherwise just a few Common Scoter, Wigeon and Teal. An Adult Mediterranean Gull on a lamp post in the first car park across the railway bridge as you leave Hartlepool on the A178. 1 Pale-bellied Brent, 1 Red Throated Diver and 11 Red-breasted Merganser Seal Sands 14.30. 2 Little Egret Coatham Marsh and another 2 on Back Saltholme mid afternoon. 1 Curlew Sandpiper amongst the Ruff, Redshank and Dunlin on Calor Gas Pool about 16.00.

Name: Jackie Gabbitas
Date: 24/9/2008 6:12 PM
Am amateur birder but have just seen 13! 'mistle thrush' type birds on wire at Brotton Golf Club. Birds incredibly heavily marked though all over. Tractor scared them off so didn't hear call. Flew over to Skinningrove/Hummersea. Also 2 Goldcrests at top end of track.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 23/9/2008 10:53 PM
Fairly quiet at Hartlepool this morning. Seawatching from 0640 - 1200 produced: 6 Manxies, 6 Sooties, 6 Bonxies, 11 Arctic Skuas, juv Pom Skua, juv Long-tailed Skua, 1 Little Auk, 1 Black Tern and a few ducks including 148 Common Socter, 1 Velvet Scoter and 55 Teal.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 23/9/2008 10:17 PM
Little Egret, Greatham Creek : six on the bank viewable from the roadside before flying off (18:00)

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 23/9/2008 9:34 PM
Greatham Creek - pm - Little Egret x1, Greenshank x1, Curlew Sandpiper x1, Common Sandpiper x1, Cormorant x2, Redshank 40+, Shelduck x2 plus Teal and Wigeon. Linnet c.50, Swallow x8 and Goldfinch x12.

Name: Craig Williams
Date: 23/9/2008 7:51 PM
23 September, about 3.20pm. Approx 25-30 PF Geese landed in fields between Seamer and Hutton Rudby.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 23/9/2008 4:19 PM
Approx 30 Pink-feet south over Skelton at 2.55 this afternoon

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 22/9/2008 9:08 PM
I was at the Headland for most of the day (except for a break in the middle). In addition to Ted's sightings the following were also noted: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Storm Petrel, 7 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a late flurry of Sooties (taking my total for the day to 34) and 1 Little Auk. Personal duck counts were 1179 Wigeon, 246 Teal, 234 Common Scoter, 5 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 3 Velvet Socter, 4 Tufted Ducks and single Mallard and Pochard.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 22/9/2008 8:49 PM
Redpoll,Siskin and a Redwing at Lockwood Beck this afternoon.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 22/9/2008 4:58 PM
Seawatching at Hartlepool Headland this morning (09.30-15.45): 200 Bonxies (including 1 flock of 58), 13 Arctic Skuas and 1 adult Pomarine close inshore; 34 Red-throated Divers, 14 Sooty and 8 Manx Shearwaters; 3 Dark-bellied and 1 Pale-bellied Brent Geese; 1 Peregrine; 2 Bar-tailed and 2 Black-tailed Godwits; 3 Black Terns; 3 Puffins; 1 Great Crested Grebe and significant numbers of ducks moving, mainly Teal, Wigeon and Common Scoter, with 2 Velvet Scoters and small numbers of Tufted Duck, Pintail, Pochard, Shoveler and Mallard. These are not complete day totals, as others were present at the Headland before and after the visit by Don Page and myself..

Name: Steve Duke
Date: 22/9/2008 1:23 PM
Early am Marske: 5 Whimbrel coming down coast from Redcar towards Saltburn, obligingly calling for identification purposes. Huge (40 - 60 birds) flock of Linnets on beach and Coast Field. Also at Fox Coverts, Marske: Fox (sorry, couldn't resist that...)

Name: Steve Duke
Date: 22/9/2008 1:22 PM
Early am Marske: 5 Whimbrel coming down coast from Redcar towards Saltburn, obligingly calling for identification purposes. Huge (40 - 60 birds) flock of Linnets on beach and Coast Field.

Name: peter garbutt
Date: 22/9/2008 9:34 AM
re:otter siting,sorry it was downstream

Name: peter garbutt
Date: 21/9/2008 10:12 PM
an otter showed well half a mile upstream from pierce bridge at 4pm

Name: Damian Money
Date: 21/9/2008 10:10 PM
Approx 50 Pink-feet south over Skelton at 9.10 this morning

Name: Julie Mason
Date: 21/9/2008 7:03 PM
Female Marsh Harrier showing well around the North Tees Marshes between Dormans and Greatham Creek yesterday and today. Short-eared Owl hunting early afternoon on Seaton Common seen from the footpath between North Gare and Zinc Works Road.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 21/9/2008 5:44 PM
Warsett Hill:ringtail hen harrier moving down coast approx 13:00; Flock 230 goldfinches. Another skein of PF geese over Hummersea last night after dark.

Name: Bruce Caswell
Date: 21/9/2008 3:55 PM
Honey Buzzard - 1 south over Greatham Creek at 3.00pm. Also Peregrine over Seal Sands. Swift - 3 this morning over Seaton Carew, plus 30 (more) Pink-footed Goose south at 11.00am.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 21/9/2008 3:26 PM
5 Curlew Sandpipers at Greatham Creek this morning plus 1 Swift over and Peregrine hunting the creek.

Name: Bruce Caswell
Date: 21/9/2008 10:36 AM
Pink-footed Goose - approx 44 south over Seaton Carew at 10.15am.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 20/9/2008 9:01 PM
Pink-footed Goose, Skelton : 30+ flew south this afternoon (13:05)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 20/9/2008 8:59 PM
Osprey, Ingleby Barwick : one flew south this afternoon (12:59)

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 20/9/2008 6:40 PM
Another excellent day for raptors in Cleveland; Honey Buzzard south over Greatham Creek at 11:55, 3 Common Buzzards (north-west over Greatham Creek at 10:30 and 2 drifted south over Cowpen Bewley CP at approx. 13:30). Immature Hobby hawking insects over Cowpen Bewley CP from 12:30 onwards, Osprey drifted south over Saltholme and then Dormans Pool at 15:30, immature Marsh Harrier and Merlin also at Dormans Pool, Peregrine soaring over Saltholme and another harrying the Buzzards at Cowpen Bewley CP. Kestrels and Sparrowhawks were also very evident today making it possible to see 9 species of raptors in Teesmouth in a single day! Also good numbers of waders about with 5 Spotted Redshank, 5 Curlew Sandpiper and 10 Black-tailed Godwits at Greatham Creek, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Greenshank on Back Saltholme and 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 18 Black-tailed Godwits and 23 Ruff on Calor Gas Pools. Other sightings included 4 Little Egrets at Greatham Creek, 3 Short-eared Owls, 3 Wheatears, 1 Whinchat and another Little Egret on Seaton Common, adult Med Gull at Newburn and a Treecreeper with a few Goldcrests and Willow Warblers at Hartlepool Headland.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 20/9/2008 5:52 PM
Hummersea, late a.m.: 2 peregrines stooping for prey over Skinningrove/Loftus; 2 skeins pink footed geese (one c.50, the other 17) in from North. Also 2 willow warblers and 1 goldcrest.Stonechat family Rockcliffe Farm

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 20/9/2008 4:46 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - 1:30pm-3:30pm - juvenile Hobby mostly hawking dragonflies around main pond. Also Sparrowhawk x2, Shoveler x7, Swallow c.12, House Martin c.8, Goldfinch c.20. Zinc Works Road - migrant bushes north side - Spotted Flycatcher and Common Redstart female. Goldfinch 200+ over Seaton Common.

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 20/9/2008 2:07 PM
Curlew Sandpiper on Calor Gas Pool (sorry didn't put a time in............. about 13:30)

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 20/9/2008 2:07 PM
Curlew Sandpiper on Calor Gas Pool

Name: Damian Money
Date: 20/9/2008 2:06 PM
Skein of 30-40, presumed Pink-footed Geese flew south over Skelton at 13.05 but very high up. Also 2 Swifts over the garden.

Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 20/9/2008 1:01 PM
20/9/08 - 1130hrs Common Buzzard flying East over Crathorne village

Name: Steve Duke
Date: 20/9/2008 7:49 AM
Yesterday 11.30 am: Honey Buzzard over gardens in Wilton Bank, Saltburn. Mobbed by Jackdaws who lost interest and turned their attention to a Sparrowhawk. The HB headed off in Skelton direction so was presumably one of the ones Damian saw

Name: Craig Williams
Date: 19/9/2008 9:20 PM
Just outside of the border in Seamer. All day Meadow Pipits over. For the past week most evenings and mornings have seen skeins of PF Geese. They feed in fields around here and I have seen them in fields around here.

Name: Chris Hind&Arnold Robson
Date: 19/9/2008 8:58 PM
Greatham Creek mid afternoon 3 Curlew Sandpipers and 3 Spotted Redshanks up from the bridge

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/9/2008 8:53 PM
Honey Buzzard, Stockton-on-Tees : flew over Ingleby Barrwick towards Yarm (16:22)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/9/2008 8:52 PM
Pectoral Sandpiper, Greenabella Marsh : until 07:15 then flew SW over Greatham Creek (07:15)

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 19/9/2008 8:07 PM
Immature Marsh Harrier at Dormans Pool late afternoon. Lots of Meadow Pipits on site at Salthome and 4 Wheatears in with them.

Name: Wayne Richardson
Date: 19/9/2008 6:06 PM
Honey Buzzard low over Seal Sands access road at 12:05, it flew north & then west towards tip. Shortly afterwards, a cream-crowned Marsh Harrier seen hunting over Cowpen Marsh. Visible Meadow Pipit migration throughout the day, even obvious at Hemlington.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 19/9/2008 5:35 PM
Honey Buzzard soaring over Cowpen Marsh before heading off SW (c13:00). Female Marsh Harrier and Merlin at Dormans midday.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 19/9/2008 4:06 PM
2 Honey Buzzards over Skelton today. One circled over at 12.00pm and another intermediate type flew over the garden at 13.05pm.

Name: Ian Hodgetts
Date: 19/9/2008 9:07 AM
Honey Buzzard over Seal Sands roundabout 08.50.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 19/9/2008 6:34 AM
Sleddale on 18th September (12.00-2.30pm): 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrels and a single Common Buzzard, which flew southeast down the valley.

Name: john dunn
Date: 18/9/2008 11:58 PM
mature male hen harrier along old railway line back of lion pub blakey ridge

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 18/9/2008 8:24 PM
The Woodchat Shrike was presumed to go to roost at about 5:45pm with no further sign until dusk.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/9/2008 8:13 PM
Marsh Harrier, Dorman's Pool : immature over early afternoon; also immature Hobby at 12:10 (12:10)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/9/2008 8:12 PM
Osprey, Saltholme Pools : one flew southwest late morning (11:45)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/9/2008 8:11 PM
Honey Buzzard, Hartlepool : one flew south over headland at 10:50; also Peregrine over (10:50)

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 18/9/2008 8:04 PM
Great views of the Woodchat Shrike this afternoon, also Honey Buzzard over at approx 5:35pm. 15 Little Egrets roosted at Greatham Creek this evening. Usual Merlin at Dormans Pool and Short-eared Owl on Greenabella. Waders on Calor Gas Pool included 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 10 Ruff, 1 Greenshank and 1 Curlew Sandpiper.

Name: mark cooper
Date: 18/9/2008 7:21 PM
Juv red backed shrike long drag near dorans entrance, you were right johhn totally diferent plumage on territials, thanks for the info on Juv finer plumage helped with destingish immature woodchat shrike which I found in seal sand bushes. Thanks for the help in bringing everyone in to see the bird.

Name: mark cooper
Date: 18/9/2008 7:20 PM
Juv red backed shrike long drag near dorans entrance, you were right totally diferent plumage on territials, thanks for the info on Juv finer plumage helped with destingish immature woodchat shrike which I found in seal sand bushes. Thanks for the help in bringing everyone in to see the bird.

Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 18/9/2008 6:15 PM
Honey Buzzard soaring over Cowpen Marsh @ 5:30pm. Also Merlin nr Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park.

Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 18/9/2008 6:13 PM

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 18/9/2008 5:07 PM
Little Fryup Dale p.m.: Ringtail Hen Harrier 14:00; 3 Common Buzzards together 15:40; Flock 41 Mistle Thrushes.

Name: George Smith
Date: 18/9/2008 4:32 PM
Great views of a Woodchat Shrike near the Greatham Creek roadbridge.

Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 18/9/2008 2:55 PM
Honey Buzzard circled over the A19 flyover at Portrack Marsh before drifting off south at about 2.25pm

Name: Damian Money
Date: 18/9/2008 2:42 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Cattersty Gill 08.00-13.00 Long-eared Owl at Huntcliff, in the scrub approx 3/4 of a mile east of the Ship Inn. Also here today were 3 Wheatear,1 Whinchat, 5 Stonechat,1-2 Redstart,4 Goldcrest,4 Whitethroat,2 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap and a Willow Tit. At least 3 Swifts were over Marine Parade at Saltburn.

Name: mark cooper
Date: 17/9/2008 9:28 PM
Female marsh harrier 10:30 dormans pool flew around whole pool then rested in reeds below top car park. Merlin, male, 10:50 Dormans pool 12:00 Honey Buzzard flew low around dormans in small circles then gained height eventually disappearing over fire station area at 12:10, harrassed by crows but not bothered at all by them. Little Egret, little stint around saline pool same time short eared owl dominated area and eventually dissapeared over creek area. Pair of merlins perching on mast cables near entrance to zinc road, right hand side. Redstart females and pied flycatcher females still evedent around migration bushes botton of zinc road.

Name: Linda Watson
Date: 17/9/2008 9:00 PM
Tawny owl greatham works 14.00 Little egret greathan creek 14.15

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 17/9/2008 12:29 PM
Thanks Gary, couldn't let the little blighter evade me two days on the trot :) Female Marsh Harrier South over Back Saltholme at 11:00

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 16/9/2008 10:04 PM
In addition to Martyn's South Gare sightings - single Whinchat & Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Garden Warblers plus an additional 6 Song Thrush and 3 Blackcaps.

Name: RG
Date: 16/9/2008 9:12 PM
Not 100% certain on this but almost certainly a barn owl flying around field north of the the NHS building on flatts lane Normanby @ approx 19:35 tonight.

Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 16/9/2008 7:03 PM
South Gare this evening 4.15pm - 5.30pm - 2 Redstart, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcap, 6 Somg Thrush, 3 Reed Bunting, 3 Meadow Pipit and a very tired looking Juv Moorhen in the Bomb Hole.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 16/9/2008 6:04 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Cattersty Gill 08.30- 13.45 Long-eared Owl in scrub below Warsett Hill briefly at 09.50.Also Willow Tit still here.Other birds along the cliffs today were 22 Swifts,10 Wheatear, 10 Whinchat,3 Stonechat,1 Redstart,3 Willow Warbler,2 Whitethroat,3 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler,1-2 Goldcrest,1 Tree Pipit and a Redpoll.

Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 16/9/2008 5:04 PM
16.9.08 - 11.45am common sandpiper Greatham Creek. Kingfisher on brinefield ponds, long drag.

Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 16/9/2008 1:26 PM
Hi Toby - glad you caught up with the RB Shrike!

Name: Toby Collett
Date: 16/9/2008 10:36 AM
Red-backed Shrike still at southern end of on Long Drag mid morning. Also Stonechat

Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 16/9/2008 8:13 AM
3 skeins of Pink Footed Geese totalling around 200 birds this morning between 6.40am and 6.50am south over Middlesbrough.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 16/9/2008 12:00 AM
15th Sep - Honey Buzzard, Saltholme Pools : one south over Back Saltholme Pool (09:30)

Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 15/9/2008 10:30 PM
Birds on Seal Sands at low tide today included 3 little egret, 231 shelduck, 76 ringed plover, 26 grey plover, 61 knot, 537 dunlin, 45 black-tailed godwit, 13 bar-tailed godwit, 232 curlew, 750 redshank, 2 greenshank, 1 common sandpiper and a juvenile merlin.

Name: Mark Fishpool
Date: 15/9/2008 9:16 PM
Two Little Stint on Calor Gas Pool at 18.30. Also Stoat.

Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 15/9/2008 7:21 PM
Juvenile Red-backed Shrike still at southern end of Long Drag until 5.30pm at least. Also 2 Little Egret and Short-eared Owl.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 15/9/2008 4:18 PM
warsett Hill 12:45 Juv Marsh Harrier; Hunt Cliff, Saltburn 13:45 Osprey mobbed by Peregrine, good close views. Also 1 other Peregrine (chased the first away). 250+ Oystercatchers on beach below Hunt Cliff. Green coloured parakeet type bird flying towards Saltburn. Must be ' National release pet birds day'

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 15/9/2008 12:09 PM
Long Drag: RB Shrike still present at 8 am; Calor Gas Pool (08:45-09:05) - 1 L Egret, 1 LR Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 26 Dunlin, 5 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, plus a blue and white budgie in the hedge along the A178!

Name: steve norman
Date: 15/9/2008 11:31 AM
an Osprey over lovell hill on morning of 14 Sept.

Name: David Almond
Date: 15/9/2008 10:36 AM
Ospry flying west over Saltburn Pier around 1pm. Circled over the shallows for a short while before continuing along the coast towards Teesmouth. Positive sighting, I've seen many while living in Canada.

Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 15/9/2008 9:13 AM
A skein of 80 Pink Footed Geese flew south over James Cook Hospital Middlesbrough at 6.50am this morning.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 14/9/2008 11:56 PM
Icterine Warbler, Redcar : still in southeast corner of Locke Park 200yds from car park in willows near bridge (16:10)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 14/9/2008 11:55 PM
Red-backed Shrike, Hartlepool : one on the Headland behind old Kirkham Hotel (08:35), and on the putting green (11:23)

Name: Michael Brennan
Date: 14/9/2008 11:30 PM
South Gare - 14.9.08. Male redstart and at least 3 female present on rocks along with whinchat, wheatear and reed bunting. Male and female blackcaps present in bushes along with spotted flycatcher and whitethroat.

Name: Mike Small
Date: 14/9/2008 9:05 PM
Saltburn Cliffs 15:00-16:30,3 juv Hobbies 2 just east of C.g. cottages 1 over the sea.Also Redstart,Pied flycatcher,Brambling & Wheatear.

Name: A McLee
Date: 14/9/2008 8:17 PM
Juv. Red Backed Shrike still present at 5 pm on the south end of the Long Drag. Also 2 Green Sandpipers.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 14/9/2008 7:27 PM
Honey Buzzard passed east over my house in Skelton at 2.30pm, easily seen from the living room window !!

Name: Marty Barfoot
Date: 14/9/2008 7:20 PM
Hobby flying over West Dyke Road Redcar towards Kirkleatham at 2.45 pm(watched for around 10 mins)also 2x Spotted Flycathers at Kirkleatham Hall School at 3.40 pm

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 14/9/2008 6:41 PM
Still a few Honey Buzzards passing; 1 at Cowpen Bewley WP at 8am was probably one of Richard's birds from yesterday and one over Greatham Creek early afternoon. 2 immature Red-backed Shrikes (Long Drag and Hartlepool Headland). Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and Redstart at Hartlepool Headland, Tree Pipit over the Calor Gas Pool and a Yellow Wagtail at Back Saltholme. Waders today included 9 Ruff, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Stints and a Greenshank on the Calor Gas Pool and 3 Spotted Redshanks at Greatham Creek. Icterine Warbler and Pied Flycatcher in Locke Park and Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart, Blackcap and Garden Warbler in the Elders at South Gare. Other sightins today included 8+ Little Egrets and 2 Peregrines around Greatham Creek and 2 Black Terns on Saltholme Pools.

Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 14/9/2008 6:25 PM
14/9/08 Kirkleatham Showground. Honey Buzzard circa 11.30. Hobby seen at 3pm and then again at 3.50, hawking dragon flies, plenty of swallows and house martins.

Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 14/9/2008 6:11 PM
14/9/08 Kirkleatham Showground. Honey Buzzard circa 11.30. Hobby seen at 3pm and then again at 3.50, hawking dragon flies, plenty of swallows and house martins.

Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 14/9/2008 6:03 PM
14/9/08 Kirkleatham Showground. Honey Buzzard circa 11.30. Hobby seen at 3pm and then again at 3.50, hawking dragon flies, plenty of swallows and house martins.

Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 14/9/2008 5:48 PM
14/9/08 Kirkleatham Showground. Honey Buzzard circa 11.30. Hobby seen at 3pm and then again at 3.50, hawking dragon flies, plenty of swallows and house martins.

Name: Ian Hodgetts
Date: 14/9/2008 2:00 PM
Honey Buzzard long drag 10.20am also Red Backed Shrike. Seaton Common: Whinchat, Garden Warbler, Redstart and Merlin. Calor Gas Pool Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Little Stint

Name: Damian Money
Date: 14/9/2008 12:25 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Warsett Hill.06.30-10.15. Honey Buzzard present briefly over the fields on Huntcliff at 7.35 before heading inland being mobbed by a Carrion Crow and last seen heading towards Brotton/North Skelton.Long-eared Owl giving excellent views in the scrub below Warsett Hill at 8.30. Also here today were Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtails,4 Grey Wagtails,3 Redstarts and 20+ Swifts.

Name: Ian Kendall
Date: 14/9/2008 12:25 PM
2 Honey Buzzards south-west over Dunsdale at around 10am, also Common Buzzard and 4 Sparrowhawks. Honey Buzzard east over Skelton at 11:45. Juv Hobby and Short-eared Owl over Boulby yesterday evening.

Name: Ian Foster
Date: 13/9/2008 10:38 PM
A few other birds seen about today inc a Marsh Harrier at Saltholme this afternoon, 2 x Short-eared Owl Mobbing a the Honey Buzzard over Seaton Common and a few Swift seen inc five from Long Drah this afternoon. Red-backed Shrike still showing on Long Drag at 4.00pm. Please Log all Honey buzzard sightings on the Forum...it's been quite a day for em!

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 13/9/2008 10:15 PM
Other raptors today included a female Marsh Harrier at the pumping station South Gare, and an Osprey at Greystones R'bout Wilton (c10:00.

Name: GXMegson
Date: 13/9/2008 9:13 PM
South Gare this morning, 1 merlin, 1 tree pipit, 20 whinchat and small numbers of common migrants. Also 2 speckled wood butterflies. Mark Askew saw 3 honey buzzards over Nunthorpe late morning.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 13/9/2008 7:47 PM
Honey Buzzards reported today were at : Dorman's Pool (two drifting south at 09:04); Seaton Common (juvenile over at 09:26); Seaton Carew (one on pylon, viewable distantly from Seaton Meadows tip 10:07); Seaton Carew (two at 10:17; one still on pylon and one flew south 10:17); Nunthorpe (three over south 11:00); Saltholme Pools (one flew southwest at 10:15); Dorman's Pool (one flew south at 11:45); Greatham Creek (one over at 13:20); Warsett Hill (one over at 11:10); Warsett Hill (a dark morph landed briefly just after 13:25 then flew off inland; also Hobby south 13:26); Dorman's Pool (one over at 14:05); and Billingham (one continued south at 14:40)

Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 13/9/2008 7:46 PM
Conservatively 14 Honey Buzzards passed through the North Tees area today, including 2 late on which seemed to drop into the Cowpen Bewley Pond area viewed from Cowpen Marsh 6.30 ish. In addition to Colins sightings there were 2 Little Stints still on the flood on Seaton Golf Course and 1 on the Tidal Pool and at least 18 Little Egrets roosted in the Greatham Creek wood. This morning a Wryneck was at the south end of the North Gare bushes, near the second set of tank blocks.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 13/9/2008 7:26 PM
Good numbers of raptors present today in an exceptional passage: 8 different Honey Buzzards flew south between Seaton Common and Dormans Pool, with several more reported. An Osprey was perched on a pylon near Saltholme Pools, Merlins at Seaton Common and Dormans Pool, Peregrine mobbing a Honey Buzzard at Graythorpe, 1 possibly 2 Hobbies (1 catching dragonflys over Greatham Creek and another mobbing a Honey Buzzard there a short time later). A few migrants were present at Harlepool Headland, mainly in the Putting Green/Croft area and included 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Redstarts, Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, 2 Garden Warblers, Whitethroat and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Waders today included 34 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 Ruff, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Little Stints and a Curlew Sandpiper on the Calor Gas Pool. Pink-footed Goose with the Greylags on Back Saltholme and plenty of Little Egrets around (1 Cowpen, 1 Greenabella, 1 Saltholme, 1 Port Clarence Flood, 4 Greatham Creek and 2 Back Saltholme). Other noteworthy sightings included adult Med Gull at Newburn, Immature Red-backed Shrike and Tree Pipit on the Long Drag, 5 Little Gulls on the Rec Pond and several Short-eared Owls (4 Greenabella, 1 Brinefields and 1 Dormans Pool.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 13/9/2008 5:07 PM
Also at Hummersea: 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Grey Partridges and 13 Whinchats. On the way home, a Peregrine was seen chasing pigeons over the valley just to the south of Skelton.

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page/David Hind
Date: 13/9/2008 5:04 PM
Seawatching at At Skinningrove this morning: 1 Honey Buzzard flew east along cliffs and inland over Warsett Hill at 11.10; an Osprey flew west over the harbour mouth towards Saltburn at 12.35 and 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 3 Bonxies and 1 juvenile Sabine's Gull all flew east, along with 73 Common Scoters and 49 Teal. Six Rock Pipits, 12 Pied and 1 Grey Wagtails, 2 Wheatears on the beach. At Hummersea, a juvenile Hobby flew east at 13.55 and large numbers of hirundines, ca 1,000 (Swallows and House Martins) and ca 60-100 Swifts.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 13/9/2008 4:38 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Cattersty Gill; Honey Buzzard flew in off the sea at 1.25pm and landed briefly on Warsett Hill before heading inland. 2 juvenile Hobbies flew past here,one at 1.55pm and the other at 2.10pm, both birds heading down the coast.Also present today were 17 Swifts,1 Yellow Wagtail,6 Whinchats,2 Redstarts,2 Pied Flycatchers,1 Lesser Whitethroat,2 Whitethroats,4 Garden Warblers,6 Blackcaps,6 Willow Warblers,2 Goldcrests and a Willow Tit. 3 Stonechats on the south side of Cat Nab. 2+ Swifts over Skelton this afternoon. yesterday Crossbill,Siskin and Redpoll over Skelton Castle.

Name: John Dunnett
Date: 13/9/2008 10:24 AM
Honey Buzzard flew SW over Back Saltholme at 10:15am today

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 12/9/2008 10:09 PM
At Hummersea today: 3 Whitethroats, 13 Whinchats, 3 Stonechats, 1 Redstart, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Willow Warblers, 3 Goldcrests, 1 Grey Wagtail and ca 500 Swallows and 150 House Martins. A Common Sandpiper was on the sea defences at Skinningrove, plus 6 Rock Pipits, 4 Wheatears, a Stonechat and 10 Pied Wagtails.

Name: Ian Geaves
Date: 12/9/2008 5:47 PM
Margrove Ponds (am) Kingfisher on big pond also Heron,Jays and Bullfinch.2 x Barn Owls hunting in area previous evening.

Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 11/9/2008 8:17 PM
2 Little Stint,2 Spotted Redshank,Greenshank,little Ringed Plover,10 Ruff on Calor Gas Pool thi afternoon

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 11/9/2008 10:34 AM
Seaton Common (08:20-08:30) - SE Owl and Kestrel both hunting close to North Gare access road; Dorman's Pool (08:50-09:10) - 5 L. Gulls, 2 Pintail, Merlin (mobbed by Carrion Crow)

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 11/9/2008 8:57 AM
Hummersea yesterday: 8 whinchats in uncut corn field; also a few redstarts and wheatears.

Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 11/9/2008 12:40 AM
Hello from Colorado! Not exactly local news I know, but couldn't miss the chance to say hi. Good first couple of days; twitched a Sabine's Gull at Boulder Reservoir and ended up finding 4, the found another at Lake Loveland today! Great views of Northern Pygmy Owl at Cow Creek, Rocky Mountain NP, at exactly the same spot that Col, Tom and I failed miserably a few springs ago. Off to Perkins now Col!

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/9/2008 8:45 PM
Wryneck, Hartlepool : one on north side of town in the Old Cemetery mid-morning (09:23)

Name: Steve Duke
Date: 9/9/2008 7:49 AM
Yesterday a.m. 6 Ruff and a Little Gull (with lots of other gulls) on Bydales field, Marske. Loads of Wheatears passing through, especially at St. Germain's churchyard, Marske. A Whinchat also in the churchyard.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/9/2008 9:45 PM
Wryneck, Hartlepool : one trapped and ringed at Hartlepool Headland; also 2 Pied Flycatchers and 2 Redstarts

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 8/9/2008 8:51 PM
The Greenish Warbler was still in West View Cemy early evening (though it was elusive). A new Icterine Warbler (unringed) was present at Hartlepool Headland along with a few Wheatears, Redstarts, Pied Flycatchers, Willow Warblers, Garden Warblers and a Lesser Whitethroat. The flooded area at Seaton Carew is starting to dry out but still held 5 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Stints and 4 Little Gulls, including a cracking juvenile.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 8/9/2008 8:40 PM
1+ Crossbill over Skelton Castle this morning, also Spotted Flycatcher present.

Name: George, Chris and Philip Smith
Date: 8/9/2008 8:20 PM
2 Short Eared Owls on both sides of the North Gare Access road at 19:50. Perched on fence, giving great close views.

Name: anon
Date: 8/9/2008 7:35 PM
A dog walker complaining of birders scaring off birds, now there's an irony!!

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 8/9/2008 7:03 PM
Hummersea to Warsett Hill: wheaters 20; redstarts 17; whinchats 4; pied flycatchers 3; spotted flycatchers 1; willow warblers 3. No sign of wrynecks at golf course. 2 eiders on sea near Skinningrove

Name: Derek.c
Date: 8/9/2008 5:10 PM
2 Icterine Warbler in the Memorial Gardens 8.30am. Wryneck amongst Trees on the right side past the Sand Works, Zinc Works Road.

Name: George Smith
Date: 8/9/2008 4:41 PM
On Hartlepool Headland today, still good numbers of Redstarts, Pied Flycatchers, Wheatears, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests. Birds are in the Borough Hall trees, Putting Green and Croft Gardens.

Name: george smith
Date: 8/9/2008 2:32 PM
I was disappointed to see so many people at the South Gare last night. I take my dogs for a walk down there most nights after tea and we are used to seeing quite lot of wildlife - including many of the birds that get a mention on here. There must have been more that a hundred people scaring everything else off just to get a glimpse of one bird. These are not bird lovers.

Name: A McLee
Date: 8/9/2008 7:52 AM
...... and to the 7th's wonderful array at the S Gare, add a juv. Merlin who had come along to join the party!

Name: Bill Pickering
Date: 7/9/2008 11:53 PM
7/9/2008 7:45PM Blue shails Westerdale-Mature male Hen Harrier heading east towards Esklets

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 7/9/2008 10:10 PM
Seawatching this morning was very poor with 66 Little Gulls and 2 Arctic Skuas the only highlights. Still good numbers of migrants around the Headland with fewer chats (Wheatears, Whinchats and Redstarts) but more warblers, especially Willow Warblers and Garden Warblers and an increase in both Pied and Spotted Flycatcher numbers. Highlights were 2 Icterine Warblers, 1 Wood Warbler, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Wryneck at the headland, an exhausted Bonxie on the Old Town Moor and a Greenish Warbler at West View Cemetery. The flooded area of Seaton Golf Course produced adult Med Gull, 7 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Little Stints. 1 Little Egret at the Tidal Pool. A further Wryneck was present at North Gare Bushes (at the Seaton end). Best of all was the Great Snipe seen near the pumping station at South Gare, typically seen only in flight (seen briefly but well 3 times). Also present in the area was a Red-backed Shrike, Wryneck, 10+ Redstarts and 5 Whinchats, a fitting finale to an excellent weekend in Cleveland!

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/9/2008 8:48 PM
Great Snipe, South Gare : south of South Gare along access road on wasteground opposite Steel Works between road and dunes in flight 3 times; also Red-backed Shrike and 3 Wrynecks (17:00); the snipe was seen again at various times until 19:40

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/9/2008 8:42 PM
Wryneck, South Gare : near Cabin Rocks (13:20); also at North Gare : two at north end near the water treatment plant this morning

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/9/2008 8:40 PM
Icterine Warbler, Hartlepool : two at the Headland in Olive Street trees; also Wood Warbler; also trapped and ringed in the Doctor's Garden

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/9/2008 8:38 PM
Greenish Warbler, Hartlepool : in West View Cemetery (08:52), present until 14:00 at least

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 7/9/2008 5:21 PM
Hummersea early p.m.: Hobby flying westwards (up coast); 2 wheatears; 3 redstarts; 1 pied flycatcher; 2 whitethroats; flock c.80 goldfinch (nearly all juvs); linnets 90+.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 7/9/2008 3:24 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Warsett Hill 06.00-11.30 Much the same as yeserday although 2 'new' Wrynecks were in the scrub below Warsett Hill. Other birds here today included,2 Swifts, 1 Grasshopper Warbler,42 Redstarts,9 Garden Warblers,5 Blackcaps,25+Willow Warblers,2 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers,3 Lesser Whitethroats,3 Whitethroats,11 Whinchats,6+Wheatears.

Name: Mark Askew
Date: 7/9/2008 2:46 PM
Icterine Warbler and Long-eared Owl amongst commoner migrants at Boulby, cliff gully area, this a.m.

Name: Mark Askew
Date: 7/9/2008 6:23 AM
4 hours at Old Nab, Staithes sat 6th a.m. Highlight had to be stonking numbers of Manxies moving SE, passage rates varying from 700 to 2000+ per hour. Also 4 Poms, 1 Leaches, 1 Black Tern, 1 Blue Fulmar, 5 Sooty.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 6/9/2008 11:07 PM
Seawatching totals for Hartlepool today (0615-1230 then briefly again at 1530): Manx Shearwater 141, Sooty Shearwater 12, Balearic Shearwater 2, Fulmar 200+, Pale-bellied Brent Goose 4, Teal 331, Wigeon 26, Pintail 10, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 3, Goldeneye 1, Common Scoter 61, Sabine's Gull 2 (adult and juvenile), Little Gull 26, Great Skua 121, Arctic Skua 85, Pom Skua 8, Long-tailed Skua 1 (juvenile), Black Tern 1 and Puffin 1. Also an excellent fall of migrants occured at Hartlepool and South Gare with good numbers of Redstarts, Wheatears, Whinchats, Robins, Pied Flycarchers, Willow Warblers and Garden Warblers with smaller numbers of Spotted Flycatchers, Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and Blackcaps. Highlights were Icterine Warblers at the Jewish Cemy at Hartlepool and in the Gully at South Gare, Wryneck in the Putting Green at Hartlepool and a cracking adult male Red-breasted Flycatcher around the Gully at South Gare. Peregrine at Steetley and Little Egret on Cowpen.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/9/2008 10:13 PM
Wryneck, Hartlepool : one at Hartlepool Headland on the putting green late afternoon (16:20); another at Seaton Carew, in the bushes at the end of Zinc Works Road at 17:00

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/9/2008 10:12 PM
Red-breasted Flycatcher, South Gare : one showing well in gully late afternoon (16:23)

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 6/9/2008 10:11 PM
Estimates for South Gare today are Ictrine Warbler 2, Wryneck 3, Red-breasted Flycatcher 1 male (best I have seen in 30 years birding), Wood Warbler 4 along with many Redstarts, Garden Warblers, Pied Flys, Spotted Flys, Blackcaps, Wheatears etc etc

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/9/2008 10:11 PM
Sabine's Gull, Hartlepool : two juveniles flew past Hartlepool Headland and 2 Long-tailed Skuas

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/9/2008 10:10 PM
Icterine Warbler, Hartlepool : in Jewish Cemetery in scrub near south end; also many common migrants (14:05)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/9/2008 10:09 PM
Icterine Warbler, South Gare : two; also 3 Wrynecks, Wood Warbler and 10 Redstarts (13:00)

Name: George, Chris and Philip Smith
Date: 6/9/2008 8:06 PM
Lots of good birds on Hartlepool Headland, in Croft Gardens, Borough Hall trees and Putting Green area. Birds included: Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Redstart (including 2 males), Goldcrest, Garden and Willow Warblers.

Name: Paul Forster
Date: 6/9/2008 7:24 PM
2 Wheatears The Stray Marske . 6 Wheatears Blast pools South Gare also 1 female Redstart 2.30pm

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 6/9/2008 5:15 PM
Hummersea, early p.m.: 12 redstarts; 3 pied flycatchers; 2 whinchats 1 willow warbler; 1 whitethroat; 1 wheatear; 1 peregrine;1 sparrowhawk; several chiff chaffs

Name: Damian Money
Date: 6/9/2008 4:09 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Cattersty Gill 08.00-14.45 2 Wrynecks on the golf course at Brotton, one in trees and then in the hedge by the path that comes out halfway up Warsett Hill and the other was where the top section of the golf course meets the railway line. Also present today were Little Owl,4 Swifts,2 Tree Pipits,25+ Willow Warblers,1 Chiffchaff,11 Garden Warblers,5 Blackcaps,8 Lesser Whitethroats,6 Whitethroats,8 Pied Flycatchers,4 Spotted Flycatchers,33 Redstarts,6 Whinchats,19 Wheatears,1 Brambling and a Willow Tit.

Name: GX Megson
Date: 6/9/2008 1:15 PM
Seawatch from Old Nab, Staithes 7-11 am with MRKA. 1 Leach's petrel, 6 pom skua, numerous great and arctic skua, 6 sooty shearwater, 1 black tern, 1 puffin, ca 20 Common scoter and thousands manx shearwater.

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 5/9/2008 11:20 AM
Dorman's Pool (07:35-08:35) - 1 Merlin, 6 L. Egret, 3 L. Gull, 11 Pintail, 2 juv. GC Grebe, Roe Deer family (male, female and two young) wading in water for about 10 mins; Rec. Pond (08:50-09:05) - 18 ad. + 1 juv. GC Grebe, 4 Pochard.

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 5/9/2008 11:01 AM
Dorman's Pool (07:35-08:35) - 1 Merlin, 6 L. Egret, 3 L. Gull, 11 Pintail, 2 juv. GC Grebe, Roe Deer family (male, female and two young) wading in water for about 10 mins; Rec. Pond (08:50-09:05) - 18 ad. + 1 juv. GC Grebe, 4 Pochard.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 4/9/2008 8:45 PM
This evening 14 Little Egrets and 8 Common Sands Greatham Creek. Med Gull moulting into 1st winter and 2 Little Gulls Rec Pond.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 4/9/2008 7:10 PM
Black-necked Grebe, Scaling Dam Reservoir : one still; also Little Ringed Plover, Spotted Redshank and Redstart

Name: Lockwood Beck
Date: 4/9/2008 4:35 PM
1-2 Crossbills,Green Woodpecker, several Siskins and Redpolls, all seen this morning.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 4/9/2008 10:37 AM
Yesterday morning - Willow Tit x5 at Preston Park in wood west of hall. Canada Goose c.100 by river in same area. Seaton Common last night - SEO x1, Kestrel x5, Heron x3, Lapwing c.40, Curlew c.50 and Whimbrel x1 and Golden Plover 100 along Zinc Works Road.

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 4/9/2008 10:36 AM
Seaton Common (08:15-08:40) - 1 SE Owl, 1 Wheatear (flew over Zinc Road). Dorman's Pool (08:50-09:10) - 13 Pintail, 16 L. Gull, 1 L. Egret.

Name: Alan Kraus
Date: 4/9/2008 9:46 AM
Wed.03.09.08. Juvenile Spotted Redshank. Old Pool Bowesfield.

Name: A McLee
Date: 3/9/2008 9:01 PM
Kingfisher at Greatham Creek and one Ruff on Saltholme opposite PetroPlus this a.m.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 2/9/2008 10:08 PM
This evening 10 Little Egrets and Greenshank Greatham Creek, 16 Little Gulls on the Rec Pond and Merlin Dorman's Pool. Also numbers of duck like Pintail starting to increase....

Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 2/9/2008 8:43 PM
2x large skiens of geese flying towards saltholme I am sorry spotted them whilst driving along A689 so unsure what

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 2/9/2008 8:20 PM
Seaton Common this evening SEO x2 again. Along the North Gare road fence - Northern Wheatear x1, Kestrel x3. Also present Curlew c.12, Cormorant x1, Mute Swan, Teal, Canada Goose x3.

Name: DaveR
Date: 2/9/2008 8:05 PM
the juv g c grebe was also present on saturday morning gary

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 2/9/2008 5:02 PM
Cowpen Bewley W.PK - am - Spotted Flycatcher by main pond scrapes. Sparrowhawk chasing pigeons. Shoveler x5 + Cormorant x3 on main pond. Bullfinch x6 along cycleway by Cloff Bridge + Grey Partridge x2 in corn field stubble. SEO x2 for me as well last night Seaton Common plus Heron x5, Kestrel x3, Goldfinch c.80. Fox wandering along Zinc Works Road c.7.20pm.

Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 2/9/2008 3:18 PM
Juvenile Great Crested Grebe on the river at Portrack Marsh this afternoon (this is a scarce species at this site).

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 1/9/2008 10:53 PM
Great White Egret, Scaling Dam Reservoir : flew over east (14:30)

Name: George Smith
Date: 1/9/2008 9:05 PM
2 Short Eared Owls hunting on Seaton Common at 19:30-20:15. Also, a Merlin was being mobbed by Swallows over the Power Station golf course. 3 Grey Partridge along Zinc Works Road.

Name: Kieran Lawrence.
Date: 1/9/2008 3:39 PM
Juvenile Whinchat at Back Salthome. Merlin hunting Meadow Pipits on Seaton Common.
August
Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 31/8/2008 4:53 PM
inestimable number of wigeon calling from a misty sea between hummersea cliffs and staithes, not visible though. Also 2 wheatears around telecom mast. 3 juv kestrels hunting cliffs

Name: Steve Duke
Date: 31/8/2008 3:46 PM
Juv.Goshawk giving excellent close views for a long time in small woods in Fryup Dale. Not the ideal habitat perhaps, but watched for fifteen minutes, perching and flying, so no doubts for me.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 31/8/2008 1:44 PM
Saltburn Cliffs 07.00-10.00 Wryneck giving excellent views in the scrub by the railway line at the base of Warsett Hill. Even rarer was the first site record of Willow Tit in the same patch of scrub along with a Short-eared Owl,Stonechat and a Whinchat.Flock of 200+ Linnets in the stubble fiels by the coastguard cottages. Small flock of Crossbills were heard flying in off the sea but couldn't be seen due to the fog.

Name: Mark Fishpool
Date: 31/8/2008 1:03 PM
Lesser Whitethroat at Coatham Marsh in scrub by Kirkleatham Lane at 8.30am

Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 31/8/2008 11:48 AM
seo zinc work road 7.30-8.00 last night

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 30/8/2008 10:54 PM
4 Little Egrets at Greatham Creek with a further 2 at Dormans Pool. Merlin and 10 Little Gulls also at Dormans Pool, Whinchat at Port Clarence Flood and Barnacle Goose at Back Saltholme. Adult Med Gull and 2 Greenshank at Newburn Sewer and a few Black-tailed Godwits and Ruff on the Calor Gas Pool. 2 Crossbills flew over my house in Billingham this afternoon.

Name: Chris Murphy
Date: 30/8/2008 10:14 PM
7 Little Egrets and a Kingfisher around Greatham Creek mid afternoon, also a Spotted Flycatcher in bushes in the car park. Yellow Legged Gull still at the barrage.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 30/8/2008 8:05 PM
North Terrace area, Loftus: first winter female whinchat; c. 140 linnet flock; 50+ pied wagtails feeding on freshly rolled field; c. 300 house sparrows + 1 tree sparrow along hummersea lane/north terrace.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 29/8/2008 8:49 PM
Seaton Common this evening - SEO x2 again one along Zinc Works Road and one on North Gare Road. Heron x7, Kestrel x2, Curlew x5.

Name: Ian Foster
Date: 29/8/2008 8:35 PM
Black Tern still on Saltholme this afternoon also Marsh Harrier and 2 Little Egret on Back Saltholme. Little Egret Dormans Pool and Saline Lagoon.

Name: Mike Small
Date: 29/8/2008 4:57 PM
Upleatham churchyard 14:30-15:45 30 Mistle thrushes, Buzzard sp over Waterfall farm flying east,also Chiff-chaff,Willow warbler,Sparrowhawk & Kestral

Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 29/8/2008 4:25 PM
Garden Warbler in hawthorns by the boardwalk at Portrack Marsh this afternoon. Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 29/8/2008 8:46 AM
Two crossbills flew south over Hartburn, Stockton at 8:25am today

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 28/8/2008 11:06 PM
FYI the forum is back again and now running on a new server so hopefully this will be the end of the ongoing problems.....

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 28/8/2008 10:18 PM
Adult Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage. Juv Marsh Harrier over the Long Drag with another at Dormans Pool. 2 Little Egrets and a Merlin also on Dormans Pool. 17 Little Gulls on the Rec Pond and 22 Black-tailed Godwits and 12 Ruff on the Calor Gas Pool.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/8/2008 8:45 PM
Black Tern, Saltholme Pools : one today; nearby 6 Little Egrets at Greatham Creek

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 28/8/2008 8:34 PM
Zinc Works Road this evening - SEO x2.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 28/8/2008 12:41 AM
Hi, FYI I have again reported the problems with the forum to our 'service provider'. If you know of anyone wanting to host a website tell them to avoid Brinkster

Name: Paul Sung
Date: 27/8/2008 10:22 PM
The Long Drag 7.20pm-8.30pm this evening. 7 Shelducks(all juv), 1 Grey Heron, 18 Lapwings(2 groups), 3 Teals(1 adult and 2 juv)and 1 curlew.

Name: A McLee
Date: 27/8/2008 10:06 PM
juv Whinchat and Wheatear at Huntsman Tioxide

Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 27/8/2008 9:07 PM
s.e owl fire station roundabout seal sands 7.45pm

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/8/2008 5:13 PM
Zinc Works Road - 2:00pm - Whinchat x2, Stonechat x1 along fence. Power Station Field to blockhouse Wheatear x23, Skylark x1, Pied Wagtail x2, Grey Partridge x3, Kestrel x1. Seaton Channel - Redshank x3, Turnstone x12, Ringed Plover c.20, Oystercatcher x5. Migrant bushes - Goldifnch c.12, Stonechat x2, Meadow Pipit x2, Willow Warbler x1.

Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 27/8/2008 3:01 PM
Adult Yellow-legged Gull still at the Tees Barrage this afternoon. Common Sandpiper at Portrack Marsh.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 26/8/2008 8:53 PM
North Gare this afternoon - Pier - Turnstone x7, Redshank x2, Shag x3, Cormorant 12+, Razorbill x1, Knot x3, Common Tern x3, Sandwich Tern x5, Oystercatcher x2, Curlew x5, Kestrel x1. North Gare access road/Zinc Works Road - Kestrel x1, Curlew 50+, Stonechat x5 (adults x2 juv. x3), Linnet x2, Meadow Pipt x1, Goldfinch x8.

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page/Martin Blick et al
Date: 26/8/2008 5:47 PM
At Scaling Dam this morning: The Black-necked Grebe was still present, plus 3 Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plovers (juveniles), 1 Spotted Redshank and a third-winter Yellow-legged Gull.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 26/8/2008 4:46 AM
FYI the forum was fixed again about 9pm last night

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 25/8/2008 10:23 PM
24th Aug : Little Gull, Dorman's Pool : 15

Name: Tom Francis
Date: 25/8/2008 8:48 PM
Montagu's Harrier a juv.flew west over Crookfoot res.at 10.30am

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 25/8/2008 7:08 PM
Hi, I have reported the forum issue again. I now believe the company we use to host this site is unacceptably bad. I will therefore try to find a new host company and then request the club agree to pay for a new host

Name: simon duckworth
Date: 25/8/2008 7:04 PM
forum not working again

Name: John Poland
Date: 25/8/2008 3:09 PM
Yesterday afternoon (25 August): Black tern still over Saltholm Pools.

Name: Wendy Hatton
Date: 25/8/2008 10:00 AM
Yesterday afternoon at Scaling Dam.(24.08.08 - c 5.45pm). Winter plumaged Black-necked Grebe seen briefly with Little Grebe. From hide, seen in far SW corner of reservoir in small bay behind grassy spit but soon hidden from view by build-up of gulls on spit. Also 2 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper & 1 Snipe

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 23/8/2008 7:31 PM
At Hartlepool Headland this morning: 1 adult Sabine's Gull seen briefly feeding offshore with 12-15 Little Gulls and Kittiwakes, plus 64 Common Scoters, and 3 Manx Shearwaters. Rec Pond: 22 Little Gulls.

Name: Ian Foster
Date: 23/8/2008 7:08 PM
Black Tern still on Saltholme Pools today and a couple of Little Egret on Dormans.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 23/8/2008 6:24 PM
This afternoon 2 Marsh Harriers hunting behind the new Saltholme visitor centre and Merlin and 14 Little Gulls Dormans pool.

Name: Mike Small
Date: 22/8/2008 7:00 PM
This afternoon,Black tern on Saltholme,at least 5 Little egrets and a Merlin on Back Saltholme.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 21/8/2008 9:34 PM
This evening on Seaton Snook 1 Roseate, 1 Black and 1 Little Tern

Name: Mark Askew
Date: 21/8/2008 8:53 PM
Had a call from Rob Naismith eager to pass on news of a spectacular pre-roost gathering of Starlings tonight near North Tees.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 20/8/2008 11:10 PM
This evening on Seaton Snook 3 Greenshanks, 2 Little Stints, 3 Ruffs and 2 Little Gulls.

Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 20/8/2008 10:20 PM
4 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank and a Little Stint on Back Saltholme this evening and 2 more Spotted Redshank on Greatham Creek.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 20/8/2008 3:29 PM
The forum should now be OK after the corrupt data was replaced but this may mean that any posts done in the last few days may now be lost. In addition if you registered in the last few days you many need to register again. If you see any further problems please add them here

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 20/8/2008 8:57 AM
FYI the forum is still not working correctly. Despite daily reminders our host has still not been able to sort out its problems. Hopefully we can soon move from Brinkster to a decent host company

Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 19/8/2008 5:15 PM
Graeme's Honey Buzzard appeared over Ward Jackson Park when the weather cleared at 2.35, soared over the area for 20 mins then was lost to view heading Southish before the monsoon hit. It was sharing airspace temporarily with 2 Ring-necked Parakeets!

Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 19/8/2008 1:53 PM
Fantastic views of a juvenile Honey Buzzard over Summerhill in Hartlepool from 1130 till 1155 today. Perched up in trees a couple of times, but persistent mobbing by crows moved it on.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/8/2008 9:07 PM
Wryneck, South Gare : still near the bomb hole, then showing in elderberries near Paddy's Hole (11:45)

Name: sh
Date: 18/8/2008 7:15 PM
saker falcon wearing transmiter plucking grouse on roadside at danby beacon

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 18/8/2008 5:48 PM
2 Crossbills over Teesdale, Stockton today.

Name: Paul Hindess
Date: 18/8/2008 8:51 AM
Seaton Snook yesterday evening - Black Tern, 2 x Roseate Terns and wader numbers are building up

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 18/8/2008 8:29 AM
Unfortunately the forum is still not working correctly. Our host company Brinkster are very poor and getting worse and I have now asked them 5 times to sort it out

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 17/8/2008 9:23 PM
Wryneck in the Bomb Hole at South Gare this morning with Redstart, Wheatear, 2 x Willow Warbler and Whimbrel there this evening. Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope briefly on the sea off Hartlepool Headland this evening with hundreds of birds(mainly gulls, terns, 12+ Fulmars and 120+ Gannets) following a fishing boat before flying south. Other birds included 65 Common Scoter, 45 Teal, 1 Arctic Skus, 2 Manxies and a Red-necked Grebe. 2 Med Gulls (adult and 2nd winter) at Newburn. Birds around the North Tees Marshes included 7 Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Ruff on the Calor Gas Pool, Little Egret on Port Clarence Pool and Saltholme Pools, Little Ringed Plover and Barnacle Goose on Back Saltholme, Spotted Redshank on Saltholme Pools, 8 Little Gulls on Dormans Pool and 17 on the Rec Pond. Immature Peregrine over Greatham Creek and immature/female Merlin hunting Reed Warblers at Dormans Pool.

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 17/8/2008 9:09 PM
No sign of the Wryneck at South Gare between 6.00 and 8.00pm but a Redstart, Wheatear and Willow Warbler present between the Bomb Hole and the Gulley. A Whimbrel was on the rocks near the Bomb Hole.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 17/8/2008 5:37 PM
Cuckoo and Merlin Dormans Pool this afternoon and 16 Little Gulls on the Rec Pond.

Name: pager
Date: 17/8/2008 2:21 PM
wryneck still midd morning around the bomb hole area of south gare

Name: scnorman
Date: 17/8/2008 12:30 PM
Red Kite Lovell hill Wilton on 03.08.08

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 17/8/2008 9:19 AM
Just had a call to say there is a Wryneck on South Gare but no more details currently

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 17/8/2008 7:10 AM
FYI the problem with the forum is caused by a problem with the company that hosts this website. I have now contacted them twice and they promise they are working on it so hopefully it will be back soon...

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 16/8/2008 10:38 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - one Little Owl seen. Newburn Bridge 4:30pm - Med. Gull x1, Sanderling c.20, Oystercatcher c.20, Ringed Plover c.20, Turnstone c.12.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 16/8/2008 7:33 PM
Female marsh harrier around Saltholme 15:00

Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 16/8/2008 5:29 PM
2 juv Marsh Harriers around Back Saltholme Pools early afternoon plus a Merlin. Little Stint on the Tidal Pool.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 15/8/2008 11:18 PM
This evening 18 Little Gulls on the Rec Pond, colour ringed Little Egret Dormans and Marsh Harrier Haverton.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 15/8/2008 7:52 PM
14th August - Little Gull, Cowbar : adult flying back and forth along the cliff face just N of the Nab (08:45)

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 15/8/2008 6:08 PM
A huge movement of hirundines at Hummersea this afternoon, with over 800 birds being seen moving west along the cliffs in the space of 35 minutes (mainly Swallows, but ca 100 House Martins and and 20 Swifts). Also Sparrowhawk west, Peregrine, 120 Linnets and 3 Stonechats (family party). At Scaling, in addition to Mark's entry: 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 15/8/2008 4:29 PM
Scaling Dam 13:00 - 14:45. Common Buzzard, Scaup, Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sand and 4 LRP's (1 ad & 3 juv).

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 14/8/2008 9:19 PM
This evening 15 Little Gulls on the Rec Pond. Merlin and 2 Little Egrets on Dormans one with colour rings on (Yellow right leg, red on left both above the knee) and Merlin. Greenshank at Greatham Creek.

Name: Ted Parker/Don Page
Date: 13/8/2008 6:49 PM
Hartlepool Headland seawatch (10.30-12.20hrs): 100 Common and 2 Arctic Terns, 20 Little Gulls (feeding offshore), 2 Arctic Skuas and good numbers of juvenile Guillemots. Scaling Dam (13.40-16.15hrs): 1 Scaup, 3 Common Sandpipers, 4 Little Ringed Plovers (adult with 3 juveniles), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Whimbrel and single Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Marsh Harrier.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 13/8/2008 5:31 PM
Wood Sand, Grenshank, Ruff and 12 Little Egrets on Clarence Flood this morning. Hartlepool Headland 13:00 - 16:00. Lot's of Guillemots, Kittiwakes and Terns feeding offshore before dispersing. Obviously attracted the skua's with 17 Arctic's south, 27 Manx Shearwaters (mainly south but a few feeding) and 33 Fulmars.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 13/8/2008 5:19 PM
Seaton Snook - am - Wheatear x11 on power station field, Stonechat pair along Zinc Works Road.

Name: Chris Bell
Date: 12/8/2008 11:52 PM
Short-eared Owl, & 3 Wheatears on Seaton Common. 2nd yr Mediterranean Gull, & Sandwich Tern on Mayfair Golf Driving Range, Seaton Carew

Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 12/8/2008 11:02 PM
Telescope & tripod found at Greatham Creek road bridge mid-afternoon on 11 August, subsequently handed in to Hartlepool Police; if the owner is succesfully reunited with his/her property please let me know on 07803 228394 as the finders would appreciate it.

Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 12/8/2008 9:25 PM
Saltburn Beach, Med Gull x1, 17.30-18.00

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 11/8/2008 10:01 PM
9 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Greenshank and 1 Spotted Redshank on the Calor Gas Pool this evening, also 17 Little Egrets roosted again at the new Greatham Creek roost.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 11/8/2008 9:46 PM
!0th July : Merlin, Saltholme Pools : at Back Saltholme Pool this morning; also Hobby, Ruff and 2 Greenshanks; Little Gull, Dorman's Pool : 15 this morning; Little Egret, Greatham Creek : 17 roosted

Name: mark tyreman & john cooper
Date: 11/8/2008 9:13 PM
saltholme.little egret x8 calor gas pool.ruffx8 greenshank x2 black tailed godwits x3 green sand x2 spot red x1 wood sand x1

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 11/8/2008 1:56 PM
Back Saltholme - am - Little Egret x12, Greenshank x1, Green Sandpiper x2, Little Ringed Plover x1. Dorman's Pool - Ruff x1, Little Gull x12, Water Rail x1, Little Ringed Plover x1, Ringed Plover x1, Black-tailed Godwit x2. Newburn Bridge - Med Gull x1, Sanderling x24, Ringed Plover x26, Turnstone x18, Oystercatcher x22.

Name: Chris Bell
Date: 10/8/2008 6:46 PM
Juvenile Marsh Harrier, Dormans Pool this afternoon

Name: DaveR
Date: 10/8/2008 3:32 PM
male marsh harrier dormans pool this morning

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 10/8/2008 3:17 PM
9 Little Egrets and 2 Greenshank on Port Clarence Pool, Barnacle Goose on Back Saltholme, 3 Little Egrets on Greatham Creek and 3 Med Gulls at Newburn Sewer (1 x 2nd year and 2 x winter plumaged adults).

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 10/8/2008 12:17 PM
Crimdon Dene - am - Red-throated Diver x2 100yds offshore, Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Linnet flock c.80, Yellowhammer x1, Curlew, Cormorant, Common Tern x2 Little Tern - lots!

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 9/8/2008 7:32 PM
Adult Med Gull at Newburn Sewer, Little Egret at Greatham Creek and 6 Little Egrets on Port Clarence Pool.

Name: Chris Bell
Date: 9/8/2008 7:14 PM
Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage this afternoon

Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 9/8/2008 6:41 PM
Hartlepool Headland this morning was quiet with only 1 Sooty and 2 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Arctic and 1 Great Skua of note. Green Sand on Back Saltholme early afternoon.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 9/8/2008 3:16 PM
Field Pool near Pinchinthorpe: 2 Green Sandpipers present this morning. At Scaling Dam: an adult Egyptian Goose, 3 Common Sandpipers, 1 Greenshank, 4 Little Ringed Plovers (adult + 3 juveniles) and a Sparrowhawk.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 8/8/2008 10:47 PM
Fairly quiet at Hartlepool this evening with 10 Manxies, 1 Bonxie, 4 Arctic Skuas and 7 Whimbrels. Barnacle Goose on Back Saltholme, 6 Ruff and a Green Sandpiper on Calor Gass Pool and 2 Greenshank on Port Clarence Pool.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 8/8/2008 9:49 PM
Hartlepool Headland 08.40-15.15hrs: 6 Bonxies, 9 Arctic Skuas, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 61 Common Scoters and a summer-plumaged Great Northern Diver, which flew north close inshore. Good numbers of Gannets, Kittiwakes and Fulmars.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 8/8/2008 8:39 PM
3 Green Sandpipers at Pinchinthorpe late this afternoon.

Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 8/8/2008 8:48 AM
At Hartlepool prior to 8 a.m. adult Sabine's Gull,2 Manxies,2 Bonxies and 7 Arctic Skuas

Name: mark cooper
Date: 7/8/2008 9:00 PM
Female Goshawk showed well danby woods,not far from visitors centre, also red grouse, lost count, male black on guisborough road leading to danby becon, spooked 2 snipe on moors and female pied flycatcher on river side walk 10 mins out from centre.

Name: Dave Woods
Date: 7/8/2008 6:59 PM
Pinchinthorpe field pool off Guisborough bypass at 6.30pm-7th Aug. At least six birds, probably all Green Sandpipers flying over the water looking like giant Martins. Could not find Snipe but my eye sight is not what it was.

Name: Neil Fawcett
Date: 7/8/2008 10:04 AM
Port Clarence yesterday evening; 9 Little Egret, 8 Dunlin, 6+ Snipe, 4 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit & 6 Greenshank.

Name: GX Megson
Date: 6/8/2008 7:50 PM
Pinchinthorpe field pool off Guisborough bypass at 5.15pm ~ 2 green sands and 1 snipe still.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 6/8/2008 6:24 PM
Hartlepool Headland: a seawatch this morning with Tom Francis and Don Page produced 1 adult Sabine's Gull (north), 2 Arctic Skuas, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Bonxie, 8 Tufted Ducks, 102 Common Scoters, 1 adult Little Gull, 25 Little Terns, 1 Whimbrel and 3 Manx Shearwaters.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 6/8/2008 1:15 PM
9 Little Egrets, Wood Sand & Little Stint in Port Clarence flood area this morning. 4 Ruff on Saltholme, 15 Little Gulls on Dormans and Spotted Redshank in Greatham Creek area.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 6/8/2008 12:41 AM
Group of 8 Little Egrets sat in rain on tidal pool this evening. Green Sand on Saltholme

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 5/8/2008 9:27 PM
Scaling Dam this afternoon: 1 juvenile Marsh Harrier, 4 Little Ringed Plovers ( adult with 3 juveniles) and 1 Greenshank.

Name: C.Wilson / J.Wagner
Date: 5/8/2008 8:59 PM
Saltholme: sub ad Hobby sat on top of new hide before hunting hirundines over road. Greatham Creek: imm Merlin, Spotshank. Port Clarence Pool: 6 Greenshank.

Name: GX Megson
Date: 5/8/2008 5:50 PM
On the field pool near Pinchinthorpe, just off Guisborough bypass at 4.30pm ~ 2 green sand and 1 snipe.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/8/2008 4:42 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Little Owl x5, Sparrowhawk x4, Kestrel x4, Grey Partridge x3. Common Hawker x6. Loads of Great Crested Newt and Smooth Newt visible in the small scrapes at present as well.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 4/8/2008 10:12 PM
Marsh Harrier, Scaling Dam Reservoir : three over this afternoon (13:53)

Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 4/8/2008 10:04 PM
Several Grayling butterflies along paths and tracks around the Seal Sands Hides this afternoon.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 4/8/2008 6:25 PM
Redcar Beach early p.m. 10 Whimbrel. 30 -40 turnstones, 40-50 dunlins. Common and Sandwich terns up and down coast.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 3/8/2008 10:39 PM
2 Different adult Med Gulls at Newburn Sewer today

Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 3/8/2008 5:58 PM
3/8/08 Danby Visitor Centre, Spotted Flycatcher x2 and male Bullfinch, plenty of Swifts, swallows and house martins around.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/8/2008 10:41 PM
Curlew Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : one mid-afternoon; also Little Stint and 2 Ruff (14:45)

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 2/8/2008 4:34 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Little Owl x6 - another two juveiles have appeared from somewhere plus Kestrel x4 all hunting in harvested barley field north along cycelway. Grey Wagtail x3, Great Spotted Woodpecker x2, Bullfinch x6.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 1/8/2008 9:50 PM
3 Green Sandpipers flew over Skelton Castle this morning

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 1/8/2008 8:15 PM
31st July - Spotted Redshank, Greatham Creek : one present
July
Name: Pager Reports
Date: 31/7/2008 10:28 PM
30th July - Little Egret, Coatham Marsh TVWT : one from car park; Curlew Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : two still on Calor Gas Pools this evening; Little Stint, Garganey and 4 Ruff

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 31/7/2008 11:29 AM
Calor Gas Pools (08:10-08:50) - 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 117 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Redshank.

Name: A McLee
Date: 31/7/2008 8:51 AM
At least 2 juv Sparrowhawks screaming in SW corner of Ropner Pk, Stockton on 27 July

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 30/7/2008 7:52 PM
Skinningrove: Don Page and I had 2 Little Egrets flew in from the east along the cliffs and landed on the beach briefly, before flying off west along the coast towards Marske (a Skinningrove 'tick' for both of us). Seawatching quiet. At Scaling Dam: 4 Green and 6 Common Sandpipers, 5 Little Ringed Plovers (family party in front of hide), Marsh Harrier, 1 Shoveler (a scarce bird here) and a probable Hobby (seen by Brian Foster et al from the hide). I simultaneously saw a long-winged falcon flying west away from me over the wood bordering the car park, carrying prey, as I was leaving but couldn't specifically identify it.

Name: Steve.Evans / Derek Charlton
Date: 30/7/2008 7:34 PM
25 species of wader in/around N.Tees marshes. Spotshank, Blackwit, Greenshank, Green Sand, & 4 Common Sand on Greenabella, 14Little Gull, single well grown juvvy Teal, 2M1F Garganey on Dormans, Kingfisher G.Creek; 5Avocets Drag; total of 7Little Egrets; 3 Yellow Wags flew south over river at Seaton Snook.

Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 30/7/2008 1:43 PM
2 Curlew Sandpipers and 1 Little Stint on Calor Gas Pool this morning. 2 Wood Sandpipers on Port Clarence Floods

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 29/7/2008 9:37 PM
Mediterranean Gull, Hemlington : adult on Hemlington Lake this morning

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 29/7/2008 9:27 PM
This evening 3 Little Egrets in Greatham Creek area. Ten Little Gulls Dormans Pool and 2 on the Rec Pond. Two Curlew Sands Calor Gas pool.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 29/7/2008 8:58 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - Little Owl x2, Sparrowhawk x4 - one juvenile seen chasing LTT and Blue Tits, Kestrel x5, Lapwing c.300, Grey Wagtail x2, Kingfisher on usual perch over beck. Also Common Hawker x2 and female Emperor Dragonfly.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/7/2008 9:45 PM
Roseate Tern, South Gare : one on the beach this afternoon

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 28/7/2008 10:27 AM
Back Saltholme (08:05-08:20) - 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe; Port Clarence Flood (08:30-08:40) - 14 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 42+ Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank; Calor Gas Pool (08:50-09:10) - 1 Little Grebe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 36 Dunlin, 5 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 13 Redshank.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/7/2008 12:09 AM
26th July - White Stork, Yarm : high north over (18:15); Spotted Redshank, Greatham Creek : one with Greenshank, 7 Avocet and 3 Little Egret; Little Stint, Saltholme Pools : two and 3 Ruff on Back Saltholme, and 3 Knot, Greenshank and 6 Black-tailed Godwit on the Calor Gas Pools

Name: Ian Foster
Date: 27/7/2008 10:07 PM
2 x Curlew Sandpiper, 2 x Little Stint, 85 Dunlin on Back Saltholme this am. Also 3 x Little Egret on Port Clarence Pool.This pm 10 x Little Gull on Dorman's, 5 avocet (1 ad and 4 juv) on Tidal Pool, 1 x Little Egret on Greenabella, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Knot, 6 x Ruff, 4 x Black tailed Godwit and 3 x L.R.Plover on Calor Gas Pool.

Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 27/7/2008 6:19 PM
Temminck's Stint Scaling Dam early evening just west of plantation with 8 Common Sands then flew towards stream inlet. No sign of Pec Sand.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/7/2008 3:00 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Sedge Warbler x2 still singing by car park, Great Spotted Woodpecker+plus juv by main pond. Adult fem. Sparrowhawk plus at least three juv present. Little Owl x3 along cycleway with one giving very good views. Common Hawker x2 on scrapes by main pond.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 27/7/2008 2:48 PM
Scaling Dam this morning: 3 Common and 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 5 Little Ringed Plovers (pair with 3 newly-hatched young), 2 Common Buzzards and 2 juvenile Cuckoos being fed by Meadow Pipits.

Name: GR
Date: 27/7/2008 9:08 AM
14 storm petrels trapped and ringed over night at hartlepool headland

Name: pager
Date: 26/7/2008 8:17 PM
storm petrel ringing tonight hartlepool headland meet at the end of marine drive 10.30. pec sand scaling dam 4.30 till 6.30 at least

Name: Tony and Ann Ridley
Date: 26/7/2008 9:31 AM
25 07 08-Immature Peregrine on Seaton Common, 11-15am.Not 26-07-08 as originally reported.

Name: Tony and Ann Ridley
Date: 26/7/2008 9:28 AM
26 07 08-Immature Peregrine on Seaton Common, 11-15am.

Name: Ian Geaves
Date: 26/7/2008 8:16 AM
Barn Owl hunting over rough pasture between Boosbeck and Margrove Park 20.20 last night

Name: Bert Mitchell
Date: 25/7/2008 3:19 PM
Back Saltholme 1Little Stint was present with 3 Greenshank, 2 Red Knot and 7 Little Egret. Although it was high tide the Dunlin flock was down to 82 birds

Name: Kevin Ervin
Date: 24/7/2008 10:14 PM
at about 2100 while driving though High Clarence we briefly glanced at a bird in flight heading toward back Saltholme. A little heron like in its flight but with leg length of twice that of a flying Heron. The only bird I have seen of this proportion was a Secretary Bird in S Africa. We drove around the corner and parked to view the area by which time it must have landed. Stork? Crane? keep a lookout

Name: Don Page
Date: 24/7/2008 5:13 PM
Scaling Dam 14.45 to 15.30. 9 Common Sandpiper / 4 Green Sandpiper / 4(2Ad.2Juv.) Little Ringed Plover / 2 Oystercatcher / 2 Gadwall / 12 Teal.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 24/7/2008 1:13 PM
Zinc Works Road - 7:00am - Cuckoo juvenile on fence behind dunes - also Peregrine juv over Seaton Common. Seaton Snook - Sandwich Tern x.20, Artic Tern x2, Common Tern c.40, Knot x9, Oystercathcer 30+, Dunlin x7, Turnstone c.12, Ringed Plover c.20, Redshank x7. Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - Little Owl x3 (1 juvenile), Grey Wagtail x2, Sparrowhawk x5 (4 juv. Common Hawker still present plus Broad-bodied Chaser male and Four-spot Chaser.

Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 24/7/2008 11:31 AM
Curlew Sandpiper on Port Clarence Flood this morning along with 4 Greenshank,2 Little Egrets and 6 black tailed Godwits

Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 23/7/2008 9:40 AM
Curlew Sandpiper still on Port Clarence Flood this a.m. with 2 Little Egrets and Greenshank. 11 Little Gulls and 7 Avocets on Calor Gas Pool

Name: Damian Money
Date: 22/7/2008 10:20 PM
Adult Med Gull at 7.50 this morning on the playing field of the former De Brus School site at Skelton

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 22/7/2008 8:44 PM
21st July - Sooty Shearwater, Hartlepool : one past the Headland late afternoon

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 22/7/2008 4:00 PM
Seawatching at Hartlepool Headland (10.00-12.35): 84 Common Scoters, 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Arctic Skuas and 2 Puffins.

Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 22/7/2008 10:52 AM
Curlew Sandpiper,Greenshank and 3 Little Egrets on Port Clarence Flood this a.m. Also 12 Little Gulls on Calor Gas Pool

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 21/7/2008 10:19 PM
Seawatching at Hartlepool from 5pm - 7:45pm this evening produced 4 Storm Petrels, 58 Manx Shearwaters, 10 Common Scoters, 2 Tufted Ducks, 5 Arctic Skuas and a Bonxie. Also female Merlin on Greenabella, Short-eared Owl hunting over the brinefields, 1 adult and two young Avocets on the Calor Gas Pool with 2 Ruff. 2 more Ruff and a summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper on Port Clarence Pool.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 20/7/2008 9:16 PM
Seawatching at Hartlepool from 5pm - 8pm produced 49 Manxies, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Puffins, 1 Pom Skua, 2 Bonxies, 2 Arctic Skuas and at least 2 Roseate Terns (feeding offshore with the tern and Kittiwake flock). Adult Med Gull at Newburn Sewer.

Name: Steve Duke
Date: 20/7/2008 9:53 AM
A Hobby flew over Marske yesterday (19th), headed south towards Errington Woods. Very distinctive flight made ID easy. That's two in two years for me - not bad for Marske.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 19/7/2008 6:40 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Little Owl x2, Kingfisher x1, Sparrowhawk x6 (four chicks one fledged).

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 19/7/2008 5:32 PM
Scaling Dam (12.05-15.45): Female Montagu's Harrier hunting distantly over the moor behind the Reserve from 14.30-14.40. Also present, 1 Green and 3 Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Dunlins and 2 Peregrines.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 18/7/2008 8:08 PM
Adult Med Gull on the beach at Saltburn mid afternoon.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 18/7/2008 7:15 PM
2 Crossbills flew over Skelton Castle towards Upleatham at 9.35 this morning

Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 18/7/2008 2:47 PM
Yellow-legged Gull back at the Tees Barrage today after a 5 month absence. Also Common Sandpiper on the river at Portrack Marsh and a Lesser Whitethroat in trees adjoining the caravan park.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 17/7/2008 11:15 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - yesterday and today Little Owl x1 and Sparrowhawk x6 (2 adults and 4 chicks in nest)

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 17/7/2008 9:46 PM
This evening 15 Little Gulls on Rec pond and 1 on Dorman's Pool. Yesterday two observers had a Pectoral Sandpiper on Back Saltholme but no sign today

Name: paul leatherland
Date: 17/7/2008 4:37 PM
14th July: fledged juvenile skua sp. resting on cliff near Staithes. Could not accurately i.d. very black, still had down around head. Possible Pomarine or Long tailed?

Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 16/7/2008 10:09 PM
Interestingly - given Chris's tally at Saltholme - only 3 Black-tailed Godwits at low tide on Seal Sands this morning. However, 537 Redshank present, along with 909 Dunlin (my highest ever July count of this species on Seal Sands)... may repay closer scrutiny for vagrants.

Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 16/7/2008 9:46 PM
74 Black-tailed Godwits on Back Saltholme at 4.00 p.m. Also 8 Ruff in area and 11 Little Gulls on Calor Gas Pool this morning

Name: Damian Money
Date: 16/7/2008 9:06 PM
Flock of 11 Crossbills flew over Skelton Castle at 2.05 this afternoon, heading in the direction of Upleatham

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 15/7/2008 11:51 PM
14th July - Black-tailed Godwit, Saltholme Pools : 31 on Back Saltholme Pool this afternoon (16:15)

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 15/7/2008 8:35 PM
The Headland - pm - Razorbill with young x2, Guillemot x7, Common Tern x7 by Heugh Pier. Zinc Works Road c.3:00pm Kingfisher sat on branch over beck perpendicular to road - also Heron, Kestrel and several Swallow sat along fence line.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 15/7/2008 7:47 PM
10 Black-tailed Godwits south past South Gare this lunchtime.

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 15/7/2008 9:49 AM
Back Saltholme 08:20 - 1 Greenshank, 12 Dunlin; Calor Gas Pool 08:55 - 1 1st summer L. Gull, 1 probable Knot (asleep)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 14/7/2008 7:50 PM
13th July - Terek Sandpiper, Seal Sands : adult between the hides (21:00)

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 14/7/2008 6:26 PM
A689/Castle Eden Walkway - Common Buzzard x1 over wood on north-east side of the walkway/A689 headed off east following the road and trees.

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 14/7/2008 5:22 PM
Guisborough yesterday: flock of c. 75 crossbills in conifers near motor bike club off A171

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 14/7/2008 2:03 PM
Seaton Common - 11:00am - Peregrine Falcon juvenile putting up the Lapwing c.400, Curlew and Starling. Plenty of Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch and a pair of Stonechat. Around a dozen Swift, Swallow and Sand Martin over the beach and dunes. Kestrel x2. No sign of any Cuckoo this morning.

Name: Eric James
Date: 13/7/2008 8:27 PM
The Terek Sandpiper was feeding on the new pool in the fields between the Calor Gas pool and the Petro-plus tank farm at 12:45. A Little Ringed Plover was in the same area. According to the pager, the sandpiper flew towards Seal Sands at 15:15. Other birds noted during WeBS count included Ruff (4), Greenshank (2), and Little Gull (6) on Back Saltholme, and Common Sandpiper on the Calor Gas pool.

Name: Alistair McLee
Date: 13/7/2008 8:21 PM
3 adult and 1 little Gull on Saltholme pool from Petroplus. Also very viewable Kestrel nest - view from Fish Quay at H'pool Docks. It is on the RHS( large grey fabricating shed) at far end where the steel gantry beams protrude.Below the horizontal beam where it protrudes from the shed.

Name: Julie Mason
Date: 13/7/2008 7:36 PM
This morning, three cuckoo's present along bridleway fence at the bottom of the Zinc Works Road. This afternoon 5 Manxies,1 Storm Petrel,15 Gannet, 34 Common Scoter and 32 Eider off Hartlepool Headland (from Marine Drive). Late afternoon 10 Little Gull (4 adults in summer plumage) at the Rec Pond.

Name: Bruce Caswell
Date: 13/7/2008 5:46 PM
2 Med Gulls together this afternoon at Newburn Bridge, Hartlepool - one full summer, one 2nd summer.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 13/7/2008 10:59 AM
Off Hartlepool Headland on 12th July: 30 Manx Shearwaters feeding offshore, 1 Balearic Shearwater flew north (seen by Don Page), 3 Little Terns, 1 Whimbrel and good numbers of adult Razorbills (sugesting a poor breeding season).

Name: Ian H
Date: 13/7/2008 8:07 AM
Sat 12th Spotted Redshank Greatham Creek am, Roseate Tern Ad Seaton Snook evening.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/7/2008 11:01 PM
11th July - Roseate Tern, Seaton Snook : adult by the channel; also 8 Whimbrel and 4 Arctic Tern

Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 12/7/2008 6:43 PM
avocet count at 17.00 10 birds to my untrainned eye I presume the fledglings are now fully grown

Name: Mike Marshall
Date: 12/7/2008 4:59 PM
Adult summer Sabine's Gull flew north at 16.10

Name: GX Megson
Date: 12/7/2008 4:43 PM
Adult roseate tern on German Charlies, South Gare at high tide, with sandwich and common terns and 1 little tern. Also 10 whimbrel and 2 distant arctic skuas.

Name: Andy Jensen
Date: 12/7/2008 10:50 AM
The Terek appeared on the Calor Gas pool last night at about 2030 - just to offer hope for people trying this evening as the pattern that seems to have developed (see message below) appears to suggest that it would be 2230 tonight after last night's 2130 sighting and an hour later each night through the week. I did not have the RBA number on my phone to report the sighting - apologies. The bird appeared with increasing numbers of redshank on the pool as the evening wore on. It was wing stretching and "flexing it's muscles" frequently - perhaps preparing for a long flight in view of the no-show so far this morning.....? Cheers A

Name: mark cooper
Date: 12/7/2008 5:22 AM
Roseate tern, 4 arctic terns 18 adult sandwich and 6 juv on seaton snook near channel. Other birds present, large mixed flock of dunlin and sandling mostly adult summer birds, 8 whimbrel 2 pale morph arctic skuas out at sea, seaton side of north gare. 2 cuckoo's behind sand dunes on the snook. Both playing on the fence posts and interacting with meadow pipits. Both very timmid allows close contact.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 11/7/2008 9:57 PM
Terek Sandpiper again on the Calor Gas pool at 9:20pm. Ten Little Gulls on Dorman's Pool and all the Avocets around the Creek this evening.

Name: Mike Small
Date: 11/7/2008 3:26 PM
South Gare,dark phase Arctic skua,Common,Sandwich,Little & Arctic terns.2x summer Bar-tailed godwits,2xWhimbrel,3x Shag on rocks,Common scoter.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 11/7/2008 8:13 AM
Terek Sandpiper still on the Calor Gas Pool at 7:35am this morning. The bird seems to have settled into a routine. It has been present early to mid am every morning in the Calor Gas Pool and then seems to disappear for most of the day before returning to the same site during the evening. It looks like the evening appearance is tide dependant as it has arrived back on the Calor Gas Pool and hour later each evening. The arrival times over the last few day have been 8:20pm (thursday), 7:19pm (Wednesday) and 6:15 (Tuesday). With this in mind, early morning may be the best time to look for it over the weekend.

Name: GX Megson
Date: 10/7/2008 10:07 PM
2 green sands on the pool in the field, near the Pinchinthorpe turn off of the Guisborough bypass, at 5.30pm.

Name: pager
Date: 10/7/2008 9:23 PM
terek sandpiper 8.25 tonight on calor gas pool again

Name: Adam Jones
Date: 10/7/2008 8:40 PM
South Gare: 4x Whimbrel, 2x Bar-tailed Godwit, 1x Arctic Skua (adult dark phase), Sandwich,Common and Little Terns and Sand Martin. Also at the same site 4th July Peregrine Falcon caught one of the 400+ Starlings on the beach.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 10/7/2008 8:12 PM
Greatham Creek Avocets could be on the move. No sign this afternoon of the birds from the oldest family. The two adults and four chicks from the second family spent quite a while on the Long Drag pools before returning to Tidal Pool where they were seen flying from one side to the other. I dare say it's only a matter of time before they move on. Not a great deal else to see down there this afternoon away from the Saline Lagoon - Shelduck x7, Common Tern, Common Sandpiper x1, Dunlin x3, Little Ringed Plover x2, Curlew x6.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 10/7/2008 1:26 PM
Hi Graig - if you take the A178 Tees Road from Haverton Hill/Port Clarence towards Saltholme Ponds and eventually Seaton Carew - the Calor Gas Depot fence is on your right. Immeidately after the fence is a rear gate to the depot and the Calor Gas Pool is just after the gste. Viewing is through 3-4 gaps in the hedge.

Name: Craig Williams
Date: 10/7/2008 8:29 AM
Hi. How do I get to the Calor Gas Pool?

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 9/7/2008 9:43 PM
Terek Sand and Greenshank on Calor Gas Pool at 7:20pm tonight, distant and in the rain again !

Name: George Smith
Date: 9/7/2008 9:36 PM
Heard 2 Grasshopper Warblers and saw 1 of them at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, in a bush about 30 yards east of the bridge which is on the south side of the A1185

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/7/2008 8:18 PM
Roseate Tern, South Gare : 2 on rocks at end of South Gare (10:30)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/7/2008 8:17 PM
Terek Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : adult at Calor Gas Pool again.

Name: Kevin Spindloe
Date: 9/7/2008 1:19 PM
8/7/2008 09.05 Back Saltholme from the first pull in Hobby among swifts and hirrudines flew towards Haverton Hole.

Name: Kevin Spindloe
Date: 9/7/2008 1:18 PM
8/7/2008 09.05 Back Saltholme from the first pull in Hobby among swifts and hirrudines flew towards Haverton Hole.

Name: Kevin Spindloe
Date: 9/7/2008 1:18 PM
8/7/2008 09.05 Back Saltholme from the first pull in Hobby among swifts and hirrudines flew towards Haverton Hole.

Name: Kevin Spindloe
Date: 9/7/2008 1:18 PM
8/7/2008 Back Saltholme from the first pull in Hobby among swifts and hirrudines flew towards Haverton Hole.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 8/7/2008 9:16 PM
Greatham Creek this evening - Black-tailed Godwit x3, Curlew x6, Redshank 12+, Ringed Plover x2, Little Ringed Plover x6, Common Tern c.20, Common Sandpiper x3. Linnet, Swallow and Reed bunting along footpath fence. Avocet all present. Zinc Works Road - Goldfinch, Swallow, Stonechat, Reed Bunting along fence all with young. No sign of the Cuckoo today. Seaton Snook/Seaton Channel very quiet with just a few Cormorant, Bar-tailed Godwit x3, Oystercatcher x2 and a single Common Tern.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/7/2008 8:06 PM
Terek Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : still present on Calor Gas pool; also 2 Little Gulls, Greenshank and male Ruff (20:30)

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/7/2008 8:05 PM
Roseate Tern, South Gare : two on rocks at the end

Name: Craig Williams
Date: 8/7/2008 8:50 AM
Just outside the county (although the postcode is still TS!). At Seamer (near Stokesley). Barn Owl in my garden at dusk 7th July 2008! Bird flew through the garden and landed on the frame of the kids swing! Maybe he was bored! Also in the garden, up to 11 Tree Sparrows including young from 2 broods that have fledged from the sparrow box on the side of the house. Also Yellowhammer feeding young in the garden, a Woodcock heard a few nights ago and a single Tree Pipit flew over calling yesterday along with 2 Crossbill a few minutes later. Not bad for a garden list!

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/7/2008 10:17 PM
Little Gull, Reclamation Pond : two; also 2 Arctic Terns (11:30)

Name: mark cooper
Date: 7/7/2008 7:29 PM
terek sanpiper present at 8am, 2:30pm and we found it at 5:10pm on the calor gas pool. Thanks to Ian for the directions and Derek from bury and another birder who was ith us at the time, he found it first well done. Well worth the 10 hours work great bird.

Name: Ian Foster
Date: 6/7/2008 8:21 PM
Terek Sandpiper still present this evening on the Calor Gas Pool till 7.45pm at least and often showing quite close. Also Wood Sandpiper and Little ringed Plover.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 6/7/2008 4:08 PM
Terek Sandpiper still present on the Calor Gas Pool (+ 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Little Gulls, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sndpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plovers). 2 adult Roseate Terns and a Temminck's Stint on Back Saltholme this afternoon. 2nd summer Med Gull at Greatham Creek and summer plumaged adult Med Gull back at Newburn Sewer.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/7/2008 10:03 AM
Terek Sandpiper still on Calor Gas Pool this morning till 9.35am at least.

Name: Bruce Caswell
Date: 5/7/2008 11:07 PM
Seawatch from Hartlepool Headland 4.00 - 5.30pm - Arctic Skua 1s, Manxie c 20s, 4n, Little Gull 3s, Knot 1s, Bar-tailed Godwit 2s, Whimbrel 2s, Fulmar 10s, Little Tern c25s and good numbers of Gannet & Guillemot mostly moving south.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/7/2008 10:15 PM
Calor Gas Pool - Terek Sandpiper still present this evening with Wod Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Gull x2 (one adult plumage), Black-tailed Godwit x9, Dunlin x5, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover. Also Green Sandpiper on Firestation Pool.

Name: Bert Mitchell
Date: 5/7/2008 6:52 PM
I saw what I though was an otter on the South Gare Road but was unable to stop because of the traffic. I thought it was the Gare side of the Blast Furnace pool. I arrived before 10 A.M. but when I left at about noon there was no sign of it. I have never heard of any reports of Otter in the South Gare area before now. A Roseate Tern has been seen on the beach this morning but ther was little else of interest.

Name: G.Brown
Date: 5/7/2008 5:16 PM
5/7/08 10:00 South Gare approach road just before bend at "shrike bushes". Dead Otter, must have been hit by a car. Have Otters been reported from here ? When I passed the spot on way back from the gare I thought I would photograph the body but couldn't find it. Either I drove past it (don't think so) or somebody has moved it ! Did anybody else see it.

Name: pager
Date: 5/7/2008 2:23 PM
terek sandpiper still present 1.30 on calor gas pool

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 5/7/2008 12:25 PM
Terek Sandpipier on the Calor Gas Pool near Back Saltholme early morning at least (+ 9 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover). Fairly quiet at Hartlepool Headland with just a single Manxie and Bonxie noted. 6 adult and 7 young Avocets on the Tidal Pool.

Name: Steve Harrison
Date: 4/7/2008 10:18 PM
8.00pm Little Owls x 2 on fence posts at the side of Busby Lane between Gt Busby and Kirkby

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 4/7/2008 10:29 AM
Hargreaves Quarry yesterday evening 5:30-6:30pm - Sand Martin 50+ plus Hobby - first one I've seen this year - headed south towards Blakeston Lane. Also a few Swift and Grey Heron x2. Greatham Creek yesterday evening 7:00-8:00pm - colour ringed LRP still on Tidal Pool, Ringed Plover x3, Dunlin x7, Redshank c.12, Curlew 40+, Shelduck 40+. Avocets all present. Short-eared Owl over Greenabella. Dorman's Pool Swifts still present in good numbers. Previous evening one with white markings - may be worth a look again considering the Little Swift in Yokshire.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 4/7/2008 9:15 AM
FYI when comming off Seaton Snook via the Power Station (horse) field last night I was stopped by the police who wanted to know if I was a TBC member and then wanted to see proof as they know we have permission to be on there so it may be worth carrying your membership card if visiting. Bird wise there were a few Whimbrel and Terns on Seal Sands but nothing on the Snook. Also Little Egret Saltholme. Another observer had Roseate Tern on South Gare in the afternoon

Name: Bruce Caswell
Date: 3/7/2008 10:16 PM
Med Gull (adult summer) at Newburn Bridge this evening 9.00pm

Name: Tim Dredge
Date: 3/7/2008 8:26 PM
Greatham Creek-am.Avocetx 11.LRP withchicks.RPx4.Common tern x16.Some with chicks. Curlew,oystercatcher,lapwing,shelduck,redshank,heron,grey & pied wags. Fairy Cove(Hartlepool);Common Scoterx28.Eiderx18. Spion Kop LNR(Hartlepool);Cuckoo being mobbed by m.pipts & skylarks.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 1/7/2008 10:31 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - an abundance of dragonflies - Four-spot Chaser c.20, Broad-bodied Chaser m&f, Emperor Dragonfly x2, Common Darter and numerous smaller species. Best concentration in the scrapes by the main pond and in the weed covered bay in front of the old hide. Brinefields/Greatham Creek - pm - Little Ringed Plover now two lots with chicks plus several single birds, Dunlin 15+, Yellow Wagtail, all seven young Avocets still present and correct! Also Short-eared Owl seen hunting last night c.7.30pm using well heads for perches.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 1/7/2008 10:14 PM
Scaling Dam: A female Montagu's Harrier flew west low over the moor behind the reserve at 12.05 pm (seen by Martin Blick, Bert Mitchell, Alan Kraus and myself). Also present 2 juvenile and 1 adult Common Sandpipers and 5 Little Ringed Plovers (3 adults at the Cleveland end and an adult and a juvenile at the east end).
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Name: George Smith
Date: 30/6/2008 10:09 PM
A Cuckoo was again at the bottom of Zinc Works Road being harassed by 2 Meadow Pipits. Little Owl near to Cloff Bridge, Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 30/6/2008 9:20 PM
Greatham Creek this evening - Saline Lagoon - Little Ringed Plover now with four chicks. Also Common Tern with three chicks and Grey Heron. Fox again this evening between Tidal Pool and Saline Lagoon - also present last night. Tidal Pool - Common Sandpiper x1, Dunlin x9, Little Ringed Plover x1, Ringed Plover x1, Rock Pipit x1, Avocet 5 adult and seven chciks still. Shelduck x23. Also Curlew, Common Tern, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Swallow, Sand Martin and House Martin.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 30/6/2008 7:21 AM
Greatham Creek - 7:00-8:00pm last night - Little Ringed Plover x7 of which five in one group including the colour ringed bird from earlier in the week. Another two seen singly. Also the pair on Saline Lagoon have chicks now with two in view last night though may be more now. Dunlin x11 on tidal pool being chased by the Avocets - five adults and seven chicks still.

Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 29/6/2008 10:30 PM
Quail still calling on and off this evening along the branch walkway in large wheat field c2kms west of Pinchinthorpe.

Name: pager
Date: 29/6/2008 2:18 PM
quail calling this morning in wheat field 2 mile west of pinchinthorp on the branch walkway

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 28/6/2008 9:40 PM
Adult Cuckoo Zinc Works Road still this morning. Also Little Owl x3 (one juv) at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park. Greatham Creek this evening - Little Ringed Plover x3, Avocet x12 (5 adults and 7 juv), Shelduck x17, Curlew c.40, Common Tern c.20, Sandwich Tern x7, Redshank c.40, Grey Plover x4, Dunlin x3, Grey Heron x2, Little Egret x1.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 28/6/2008 7:34 PM
At Skinningrove: Don Page and I had a Hobby fly west along the cliffs towards Brotton at 11.15am during a sea watch this morning. At Scaling Dam: 1 Common Buzzard and 3 adult Little Ringed Plovers. An Osprey was also seen here early this morning.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 28/6/2008 6:07 PM
Late afternoon 2 Little Egrets on Dormans Pool. Near adult Med Gull and Little Stint Back Saltholme

Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 28/6/2008 4:18 PM
7 Crossbills over house in central middlesbrough this am.

Name: DaveR
Date: 28/6/2008 3:30 PM
2 VELVET SCOTERS AND A RED NECKED GREBE MARINE DRIVE HARTLEPOOL THIS MORNING WITH COMMON SCOTOR AND EIDERS.LITTLE STINT STILL BACK SALTHOLME

Name: Damian Money
Date: 28/6/2008 11:55 AM
Crossbill again over Skelton Castle yesterday morning, also several Siskins flew over during the day.

Name: Tom Francis
Date: 27/6/2008 6:30 PM
Little Stint on Back Saltholme and 3 Spotted Redshanks on Greatham Creek at 10.00am

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 27/6/2008 5:32 PM
Farmland near merton & westlea 25/6: female cuckoo; lesser whitethroat; barn owl; 4 sedge warblers; 3 grasshopper warblers; little owl; several bullfinches; kingfisher on pond; 3 families of chiffchaffs.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 26/6/2008 10:59 PM
This evening 8 Little Gulls on the Rec Pond and 2 on Back Saltholme. Also 8 Dunlin Back Saltholme and a Little Stint seen by another observer

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 26/6/2008 6:25 PM
Pretty quiet this morning between Dorman's Pool and Zinc Works Road. Most interesting find was an adult Cuckoo still in the north side migrant bushes still being harassed by 3-4 Meadow Pipit.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 26/6/2008 2:47 PM
1+ Crossbill over Skelton Castle this afternoon.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 25/6/2008 11:15 PM
Greatham Creek this evening. Avocet x12 comprising five adults and seven chicks still. The three from the first nest are just about fledged. They were all flapping their wings and flying 8-10'to get around rather than just walking. Also Common Sandpiper on the pools, Shelduck c.30, Oystercatcher c.12 and Little Ringed Plover x1. Over Seal Sands - Red-breasted Merganser x3, Great Crested Grebe x5, Grey Plover c.9, Curlew 50+. Dorman's Pool - Swifts c.50.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 25/6/2008 7:44 PM
Quail, Grinkle Park : male singing this morning south of Holywell Farm at NZ729165 (03:45)

Name: Harry Redfern
Date: 25/6/2008 6:48 PM
not so much a siteing but there is a lovely sculpture of a king fisher.made of foliage in preston park out side the cafe.

Name: Bruce Caswell
Date: 25/6/2008 4:56 PM
Med Gull (adult) at Newburn Bridge Tuesday about 5.00pm flew south towards Seaton Carew.

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Date: 25/6/2008 10:49 AM
Pair Tree Pipits. Moordale Bog NZ 573 174

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 24/6/2008 7:45 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Garden Warbler near Cloff Bridge, Grasshopper Warbler reeling by end of boardwalk, Little Owl in 'usual tree'. Dozens of fledglings being fed - Whitethroat, Blackcap, Wren, Red Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer, Great Tit, Blue Tit. Other birds with young - Long-tailed Tit, Tree Sparrow c.15, Kestrel x3, Sparrowhawk juv. First of the year for Ringlet and Meadow Brown butterlfies plus Small Heath, Common Blue, Wall Brown, Speckled Wood, Large White.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 23/6/2008 11:58 PM
Greatham Creek this evening - Avocet x11 (adult x4 chicks x7) all on Creek end of Tidal Pool. Little Ringed Plover x2 - one colour ringed.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 23/6/2008 10:58 PM
Crossbill flew over Skelton Castle this afternoon.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 22/6/2008 4:05 PM
Ar Scaling Dam on 21st June: 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Eurasian White-fronted Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose and 1 Barnacle Goose. A pair of Common Sandpipers were seen with 2 young - the first proven breeding record in Cleveland since 1996.

Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 22/6/2008 10:50 AM
Barnacle Goose on the Blast Furnace Pool at the South Gare.

Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 22/6/2008 8:48 AM
1-2 adult Roseate Terns of Seaton Snook with a feeding flock of 'comic' Terns over the high tide this morning, moved off towards South Gare. Little Egret and Spotted Redshank on Greatham Creek.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 21/6/2008 10:41 PM
Little Gull, Saltholme Pools : 3 1st-summer at Back Saltholme Pool this afternoon; 2 1st-summer Little Gulls at Reclamation Pond

Name: ian
Date: 21/6/2008 10:14 PM
julie apologies accepted there are six or more red legged partridges at this site almost every morning on my way to work around six thity

Name: George Smith
Date: 20/6/2008 7:57 PM
Cuckoo being harassed by 3 smaller birds, probably Meadow Pipits on the power Station field, at 18.30 tonight.

Name: Ian Kendall
Date: 20/6/2008 10:50 AM
For info, large raptor low south over A171 at 7.50am this morning, just west of Scaling (Girrick turn?). Logic would say was probably Marsh Harrier, but incredibly brief views and actually jizzed more like a kite sp. Not relocated in v. brief search of small valley south of road.

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 20/6/2008 9:16 AM
2 Red-legged Partridge on grass verge of A174 last night just before 10 pm (NW of roundabout with minor road to Marske, but at least 1/2 mile SE of roundabout with B1269). Not my usual area, so apologies if they are really common in these parts!

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 20/6/2008 8:38 AM
19/6 Evening: At least 4 Manx Shearwaters hanging around the sewage outfall at the Southern end of Seaton Carew and 9 Little Gulls on the Rec Pond

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 19/6/2008 7:53 PM
Forgot to mention Little Egret on Saline Lagoon as well.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 19/6/2008 7:52 PM
Brinefields/Tidal Pool - am - Avocet x13 comprising six adults and seven chicks. Looks like four made it from the second nest after all though one is a bit of a runt. The larger chicks from the first nest number three so one has gone astray somewhere. Four adults with the chicks c.250yds apart. Another pair of adults on the Long Drag. Little of note at Seaton Snook. Adult Cuckoo in 'migrant bushes' and a rather strange looking very dark brown Kestrel along the fence line behind the dunes north side of sand extraction site.

Name: Mike Small
Date: 19/6/2008 7:43 PM
Probable Black Kite (no binos)flying south of marske in a southeasterly direction, mobbed by single crow.15.30.

Name: Julie Mason
Date: 19/6/2008 7:18 PM
Seawatching at Hartlepool Headland: 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Manx Shearwater, 29 Eider, 20 Common Scoter, 73 Kittiwake, 92 Guillemot, 46 Razorbill, 20 Sandwich Tern, 11 Common Tern, 12 Little Tern, 7 Fulmar, 37 Gannet and 1 Great-crested Grebe.

Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 17/6/2008 11:45 PM
This evening 4 Little Gulls on Back Saltholme and 5 on the Rec Pond. Also Little Egret on Dormans Pool but generally very quiet.

Name: peter garbutt
Date: 17/6/2008 7:22 PM
Lime hawkmoth found at Cassel works,Billingham this morning.

Name: mark cooper
Date: 17/6/2008 2:31 PM
Seaton Channel, 28 sandwich terns, 9 little tern, 5 bar tailed godwit, 2 grey plover, 4 dark morph Arctic Skua, one sat on the beach got real close. Power station field, 4 whimbrel, black tailed godwit, lots of young wagtails, mainly pied but a few yellow and 2 pairs of stonechat.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 16/6/2008 11:26 PM
Little Owl x1 at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park again this morning. Also Garden Warbler by Activity Centre again.

Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 15/6/2008 11:00 PM
471 Oystercatchers, 311 Curlews, a Whimbrel and 18 Sandwich Terns on Seal Sands at high tide today.... welcome to autumn!

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 14/6/2008 10:23 PM
White-fronted Goose, Scaling Dam Reservoir : one still today

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 14/6/2008 9:33 PM
If you follow the cycleway ½ mile towards Greatham you come to a narrow wooden bridge with hand rails - that's it.

Name: Liam
Date: 14/6/2008 8:35 PM
which one is cloff bridge at couwpen bewley? thanks

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 14/6/2008 6:33 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - new patch tick Little Owl. A pair were in the trees by Cloff Bridge. Also Kingfisher adult with juv. 40 yds downstream from bridge. Very large flock of Long-taield Tit 30+ in Faith Wood - mostly juveniles. Plenty of young Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Whitethroat around.

Name: mark cooper
Date: 14/6/2008 1:13 AM
In addition to Ted's sea watch, although i didnt get as many manxies and skuas as he did, a single black throated diver off the north gare seaton side in summer plum.

Name: mark cooper
Date: 14/6/2008 1:11 AM
In addition to Ted's sea watch, although i didnt get as many manxies and squas as he did, a single black throated diver off the north gare seaton side in summer plum.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 13/6/2008 11:07 PM
Hartlepool Headland (10.00-15.15): 131 Manx Shearwaters, 10 Arctic Skuas, 3 Puffins, 1 Red-throated Diver, ca 500 Gannets, ca 25 Little Terns and 2 Common Scoters.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 13/6/2008 9:28 PM
12th June - Garganey, Saltholme Pools : 2, also 3 1st-summer Little Gulls and Green Sandpiper

Name: Mike Small
Date: 13/6/2008 11:15 AM
Nightjar churring from 23.10, 12/6/2008.

Name: Damian Money
Date: 13/6/2008 6:40 AM
Flock of 21 Crossbills flew over my garden in Skelton this morning at 6.10, heading towards Upleatham/Errington Woods.

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 12/6/2008 10:43 PM
Hartlepool Headland 5:30pm-8pm 60+ Manx Shearwaters, summer plumaged Black-throated Diver, 10 Puffins, 2 Arctic Skuas and a few Gannets, Arctic Terns, Little Tern and Razorbills.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 12/6/2008 8:09 PM
Hart Village - am - Red Kite, Buzzard x2, Yellow Wagtail x7 pairs, Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk x1, Cuckoo x1, Kestrel x1. Several Whitethroat, Linnet and Yellowhammer.

Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 12/6/2008 12:10 PM
Back Saltholme (08:40-09:00) 9 Little Gulls (7 1st summer plumage, 2 with full/almost full hoods and black in wings), also pair of Sandwich Tern copulating

Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 11/6/2008 8:20 PM
Possible little gull Saltholme 6.15pm was with b h gulls had darker wing bar and very distinctive darker v on each wing and full black head can anyone confirm thanks

Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 11/6/2008 9:42 AM
Male Nightjar eventually started 'churring' last night at 11:05pm also at least 20 sightings of roding Woodcock.

Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 11/6/2008 9:30 AM
Following on from Damian's post, I heard Crossbill over my garden in Stockton on Monday evening. Maybe a movement occurring?

Name: Damian Money
Date: 10/6/2008 7:20 PM
4 Crossbills over my garden at Skelton 6.50 this morning, heading towards Saltburn Woods.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/6/2008 10:03 PM
Marsh Harrier, Saltholme Pools : immature male flew through this morning; also 2 Garganey

Name: Helen Duckworth
Date: 9/6/2008 7:31 PM
1:45 pm ring ouzel seal sands roundabout

Name: Craig Williams
Date: 9/6/2008 8:51 AM
Barn Owl flew low over road near Guisborough. 8th June early evening.

Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 9/6/2008 8:38 AM
Male Nightjar singing and showing well last night (at least 2 birds present apparently). Also, 6+ roding Woodcock.

Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 8/6/2008 8:24 PM
8.6.08 - 6.40pm - Dormans Pool. Marsh Harrier hunting low over reed beds. Landing briefly and flying west over new rspb centre. Also present lots of common blue, peacock, wall, large and small white, northern brown argus butterflies and possible brimstone. Also silver Y moth.

Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 8/6/2008 11:19 AM
White Stork North West over Acklam Hall 10.50am.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 7/6/2008 9:47 PM
Greatham Creek - pm - Avocet x4 with chicks x7 in total in the area. Greenshank and Little Ringed Plover still present. Yellow Wagtail and juv Pied Wagtail in front of bus stop hide. Common Tern up to 12 on the island. Also Oystercatcher x2, Lapwing x1, Redshank x2, Heron x1, Canada Goose x4, Coot pair with chicks x4.

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Date: 7/6/2008 9:27 PM

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 7/6/2008 8:20 PM
Guisborough Forest this morning: 6 Garden Warblers, 9 Blackcaps, 1 Cuckoo, 5 Bullfinches, 1 Grey Wagtail and good numbers of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs singing. At Scaling Dam in the afternoon: 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grey Partridge (uncommon here), 2 Red-legged Partridges, 1 Eurasian White-fronted Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose and 400+ Greylags.

Name: dave watt
Date: 7/6/2008 7:42 PM
Tree Pipit singing and displaying just north of Moordale Bog.

Name: Simon Cross
Date: 7/6/2008 12:10 PM
There has been an Egyptian goose in the beck at Staithes for a month now, is this the one from Saltburn earlier in the year that has moved down the coast?

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 6/6/2008 6:45 PM
Hummersea 15:30: several Sandwich Terns calling from sea. Too misty to see them. Grey Partridge pair Boulby cliffs

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 6/6/2008 1:14 PM
Avocets hatching today from second and final nest. One chick so far.

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 6/6/2008 12:09 PM
Greatham Creek and Tidal Pool - am - Avocet x4 adults and chicks x4. Greenshank x1 from bus stop hide plus Little Ringed Plover x2, Redshank x2, Common Tern x8. Pied Wagtail x2 plus young x2. Canada Goose x4.

Name: A McLee
Date: 5/6/2008 7:38 PM
2 separate Common Buzzards at Wynyard on county boundary this morning

Name: Graham Walters
Date: 5/6/2008 4:40 PM
Osprey over Wilton today, 1215hrs flying northwest.

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 4/6/2008 7:33 PM
Very quiet at Hummersea, Boulby and Cowbar today. Male Whinchat still present near the park at Cowbar but no other migrants were seen.

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 4/6/2008 7:29 PM
Osprey, Saltholme Pools : one flew east over the reserve this morning mobbed by Herring Gulls

Name: Ted Parker
Date: 4/6/2008 7:59 AM
On 3rd June: Whinchat still present at Cowbar but no sign of any Red-backed Shrikes in very poor weather conditions.

Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 3/6/2008 10:18 PM
Male Red Backed Shrike at South Gare 6pm still, singing from bushes on the north edge of the pool behing the quarry. Also a 3rd hand report of a female on cabin rocks this afternoon but no sign early evening

Name: Ian Foster
Date: 3/6/2008 2:55 PM
Just had a call from Archie to say the Red-backed Shrike (male)is still in the Quarry area of South Gare near the shrike Bushes early afternoon although elusive.

Name: Mark Fishpool
Date: 2/6/2008 10:26 PM
Male and female Red-backed Shrike still at Cowbar near the car park, plus Whinchat

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/6/2008 8:33 PM
Little Gull, Saltholme Pools : 4 1st-summer

Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/6/2008 8:26 PM
Red-backed Shrike, South Gare : male still near the gulley (11:20); male at the entrance to the quarry opposite the Shrike Bushes (14:15)

Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 2/6/2008 6:41 PM
Cowbar Nab 12:30: male Whinchat; male and female Red Backed Shrike all between old road and cliffs. Dipper family ( pair plus 3 juvs) near Egton Bridge

Name: Tom Francis
Date: 2/6/2008 2:03 PM
Long-e.Owl at North Gare Bushes at 10am

Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 1/6/2008 11:33 PM
Wrong info on last post 4x gadwall and pintail back saltholme 6.30pm

Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 1/6/2008 11:31 PM
6.30pm Garganey x4 pintail back saltholme

Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 1/6/2008 8:07 PM
Greatham Creek - pm - Avocet x4, Little Ringed Plover x2, Common Tern x3. Swallow c.20, House Martin x3, Swift x4 feeding low over surface of water. Spoonbill x2 passed low overhead from Cowpen Marsh area towards Greenabella where disappeared into the mist behind Tioxide - possibly disturbed from top end of Holme Fleet where two people later seen. Interestingly two seen heading in the same direction last night. Also Black-tailed Godwit present last night.
May Name: Pager Reports
Date: 31/5/2008 11:29 PM
Great Snipe, North Gare : possible flushed from by the fenceline it landed in the field south of the car park (12:45); also Marsh Warbler, singing from bushes behind sewage works by concrete blocks (11:50) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 31/5/2008 11:28 PM
Common Rosefinch, Coatham Marsh TVWT : 1st-summer male singing behind the rubbish dump by North West Marsh briefly (11:10) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 31/5/2008 11:27 PM
Osprey, Dorman's Pool : north over (11:45) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 31/5/2008 10:22 PM
No internet access for a few days. In addition to the Red-throated Pipit have managed to see Common Rosefinch (1st year male in North Gare bushes), Icterine Warbler (South Gare), Short-toed Lark (Rec Pond), Red-backed Shrike (North Gare), Pied Fly (South Gare), Marsh Warbler (North Gare Bushes) over the last few days, not a bad spring !!!. 

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Name: peter garbutt
Date: 31/5/2008 8:50 PM
red backed shrike on fence between seaton common and zinc works road 

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Name: norman walker
Date: 31/5/2008 8:13 PM
Male Red Backed Shrike Coatham Marsh.In front of where the metal hide used to be. 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 31/5/2008 7:48 PM
Forgot to mention 2 Manx Shearwater in seawatching list. 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 31/5/2008 7:43 PM
Off Hartlepool Headland (16:15 - 17:15) 99 Common Scoter, 28 Eider, 8 Little Tern, 3 Razorbill, 13 Guillemot, 10 Fulmar, 12 Gannet with good numbers of Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern and Common Tern also passing. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 31/5/2008 6:32 PM
no sign of the short toed lark this morning at the rec pond or any rosefinches at north gare but a female red backed shrike was present till late afternoon at least 

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Name: Malcolm Hobbs
Date: 30/5/2008 10:37 PM
Short-toed Lark was showing very well at 20.30 c.40m along the path from the gateway by the Rec Pond. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/5/2008 8:40 PM
Short-toed Lark, Reclamation Pond : one mobile mid-afternoon and landed in southwest corner at 14:45, but no further sign of Red-throated Pipit (14:45); the lark was seen again on waste ground in the evening 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/5/2008 8:37 PM
Common Rosefinch, Long Drag : adult male singing 100m west of second hide; Spoonbill, Saltholme Pools : an adult and an immature still at southern end (10:30) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/5/2008 8:35 PM
Marsh Warbler, Hartlepool : one still singing in The Croft gardens on The Headland (11:00) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/5/2008 8:34 PM
Red-backed Shrike, South Gare : male at cabin rocks at 09:50 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/5/2008 8:33 PM
Common Rosefinch, North Gare : three 1st-summer males singing in North Gare bushes behind sewage works plus second Marsh Warbler present 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/5/2008 8:33 PM
Marsh Warbler, North Gare : male singing in North Gare bushes at 08:10; also Common Rosefinch : male singing at 08:30 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 30/5/2008 8:25 PM
Adult male Common Rosefinch seen and heard in bushes near the northern end of the Long Drag early afternoon (found by Graham Lawlor). Common Rosefinch still singing 300m from North Gare car park in Sea Buckthorn mid-morning but not seen. Marsh Warbler still present in The Croft, Hartlepool but elusive (not seen or heard by me, unfortunately!) and a Short-toed Lark present mid-afternoon/early evening on the Reclamation Pond but mobile. Martin Blick and Tom Francis had a fly-through Hobby on Seaton Common this morning. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 30/5/2008 7:13 PM
Common Rosefinch adult male showed well at the back of the power station near the channel at 4pm. Off the North gare 2 gannets, fulmar, red throated diver and a flock of kittiwake sheltering from the wind. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 30/5/2008 2:36 PM
1:50pm today - just flushed a summer plumaged Red-throated Pipit from the access road to Dormans Pool, the bird called twice and flew towards the area of wasteland just south of Rec Pond between the road and the pond. Not sure whether it landed as it disappeared behind the new embankment. Could not look for it further as had to go back to work!!! 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 30/5/2008 9:40 AM
Thursday 29th Late Evening. Booted Warbler seen in the Bomb Hole at South Gare. Very very skulking and main views where in flight when bird was flushed. Seen well by several observers just before dark who confirmed identification. 

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Name: John Dunnett
Date: 29/5/2008 11:06 PM
On Back Saltholme this evening 2 Spoonbills 

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Name: Clive Greenley
Date: 29/5/2008 7:45 PM
Pied Flycatcher - grey-brown variant in the roadside bushes south of blast furnace pool this afternoon - super markings and showing really well. Possible marsh warbler in same bushes - very mobile - could have been reed warbler. 

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Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 29/5/2008 6:27 PM
marsh harrier 11.15 am at warrenby recycling plant flew along towards the steel factory 

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Name: Ian Forrest 
Date: 29/5/2008 2:04 PM
Seaton Common/Golf Course - am - Rosefinch 1st summer showing well on and off along buckthorn bushes but mobile - also Spotted Flycatcher x2 and Wheatear x3. Greatham Creek - Little Ringed Plover x2 and Avocet x3. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 29/5/2008 2:03 PM
Marsh Warbler Hartlepool Headland in Croft this afternoon but elusive. Marsh Warbler Coatham Marsh 10:30am 200 yards SW of old club building. Two Ictrine Warblers and Marsh Warbler South Gare. three Common Rosefinches between Seaton Carew and North Gare on seaward side of buckthorn 

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Name: gordon Douglas
Date: 29/5/2008 1:17 PM
Red-backed Shrike at Coatham Marsh 10:30 Wheatear on beach atMarske/Redcar stray - also two ringed plover chicks with parents 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 28/5/2008 10:42 PM
Probable Red-breasted Flycatcher in Cattersty Gill this evening, seen and heard very briefly. Whinchat and Wheatear around Warsett Hill. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 28/5/2008 9:47 PM
Reb-backed Shrike and Whinchat along the fence line between North Gare carpark and the Zinc Works road this afternoon. No sign late on of the R-B Fly but 4 Spotted Flys. The Wood Warbler still present at 7pm in the lone sycamore near the cabins at Paddy's Hole on South Gare (+ Spotted Fly). Subalpine Warbler at Hartlepool Headland still this evening. 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 28/5/2008 9:26 PM
No sign of the R.B.Flycatcher at South Gare this evening between 6.15 and 8.15pm. Wood Warbler still present and at least 5 Spotted Flycatcher. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 28/5/2008 7:36 PM
At South Gare: a Wood Warbler still showing well late afternoon in the lone Sycamore near Paddy's Hole, plus Garden Warbler, and the Red-breasted Flycatcher still showing late afternoon in the willows near the Pumping Station. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 28/5/2008 5:55 PM
Seaton Common - pm - Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat (fem). North Gare - Wheatear x9 and Cuckoo. Hartlepool Headland - Icterine Warbler, Sub-alpine Warbler and an Arctic Skua off the Heugh Pier chasing Terns plus Litte Tern c.12 feeding over harbour. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/5/2008 3:38 PM
Subalpine Warbler Hartlepool Headland in the Doctors Garden (2.30pm) and Icterine Warbler still in Croft area but elusive. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/5/2008 12:41 PM
RB Shrike Seaton Common on fence between Zinc Works road and Seaton Common car park. Incterine Warbler Hartlepool Headland in "copse" at 10:18am. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/5/2008 12:39 PM
Icterine Warbler at Hartlepool Headland and a Red-backed Shrike between North Gare and Zinc Works this morning. A very good selection of scarce migrants right down the east coast today. 

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Name: John Dunnett
Date: 28/5/2008 12:39 PM
Red breasted Flycatcher South Gare in willow by pumping station at 12:30 

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Name: Alan Kraus
Date: 28/5/2008 9:47 AM
FOUND lens cap for 82 mm Nikon fieldscope 01642462030 07855028007 

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Name: Graham Walters
Date: 26/5/2008 8:36 PM
Long Drag. Avocet and a cuckoo. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 26/5/2008 8:05 PM
Dorman's Pool - Cuckoo x2. Calor Gas Pool Garganey drake, Back Saltholme - Green Sandpiper on end of causeway. Seaton Common from Zinc Works Road - Whinchat female and Spotted Flycatcher still. 

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Name: norman walker
Date: 26/5/2008 5:33 PM
Origin of Scaling Dam Exotics found.There is a wildfowl collection open to the public about 3\4 mile down Roxby Lane in a farm on the right hand side of the lane off the moor road.It is complete with what look like holding pens,Species seen today Ruddy Shelduck,Mandarin M+F,Red Crested Pochard M+F,Marbled Teal M+F,White Faced Whistling Duck,Shelduck,Red breasted goose,Various species of duck,goose I could not identify.The contents of the pens cannot be seen from the road 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 26/5/2008 12:15 PM
25th may: male ring ouzel at church houses 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 26/5/2008 12:10 PM
25th may: male ring ouzel at church wardens 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 25/5/2008 11:54 PM
Bittern, Dorman's Pool : one in flight 

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Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 25/5/2008 9:25 PM
25.5.08 - 7.30pm - Swainby Village - Pied wagtail feeding three young and dipper feeding one young on river between school and bridge in centre of village. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 25/5/2008 9:24 PM
Pink-footed Goose x1 with Greylags on Seaton Common this afternoon. Little Tern x4 feeding over Seaton Channel. 

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Name: Graham Lawlor
Date: 25/5/2008 8:35 PM
Back Saltholme this evening, Temminck's and Little Stint, Ruff, Greenshank and 2 Drake Garganey,Common Sandpiper on Seaton Commom, Green Sandpiper Fire station Pool. 

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Name: sh
Date: 25/5/2008 4:10 PM
ruddy duck shoveler and sedge warbler at margrove 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 25/5/2008 2:01 PM
Little Stint on Back Saltholme at 1.15pm 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 24/5/2008 10:27 PM
23rd May - Black Tern, Saltholme Pools : three flew northwest this morning; also Spotted Redshank at 08:00 but no sign at 11:30 (08:00) 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 24/5/2008 7:24 PM
At Hartlepool Headland this morning: a superb adult summer Great Northern Diver close inshore just north of the Observatory (found by Colin Dodsworth). The Spotted Redshank was still present on Back Saltholme early afternoon. At Scaling Dam, 2 unusual ducks found by John Money were identified as adult male White-faced Whistling Ducks (seen by Don Page and myself). Also present were 3 Common Sandpipers and a singing Lesser Whitethroat. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 24/5/2008 3:05 PM
No sign of the Hartlepool Icterine Warbler since release when it flew out of the garden. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 24/5/2008 1:54 PM
Female Redstart at South Gare this morning but not much else. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 24/5/2008 9:55 AM
Headland yesterday (23rd May):- 1 Black Redstart, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (all trapped). Today (24th May):- 1 Icterine Warbler (trapped), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Pied Flycatcher. 

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Name: John Cooper
Date: 23/5/2008 8:44 PM
Spotted Redshank on Back Saltholme again this evening until at least 17.30. Also Little Tern feeding on Greenabella Marsh this afternoon 

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Name: Mike Small
Date: 23/5/2008 6:50 PM
Coatham marsh 2Reed warblers ,pair of Mute swans with 4 small cygnets & lots of Sand Martins. South Gare Stock Dove 2 in quarry,Grasshopper Warbler & Lesser Whitethroat betweeen quarry & lagoon,White wagtail at the breakwater 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 23/5/2008 8:28 AM
Decent sized Sand Martin roost at TWT reserve at Bowesfield Marsh - might attract raptors. Also Noctule Bats next to appartments beside Archers Law. 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 22/5/2008 7:44 PM
Spotted Redshank and Little Stint still present on Back Saltholme at 6.15pm. Also 2 x drake Gargany. 

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Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 22/5/2008 4:58 PM
Little Stint and summer plumaged Spotted Redshank on Back Saltholme 4.15 p.m. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 21/5/2008 7:19 PM
The 3 Baikal Teals were still present at 4.00pm. The drake has a black ring on its right leg and one of the females has a yellow ring above the knee on its right leg. The other female is unringed. Stunning birds, irrespective of their origin. Also present 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Sandpipers and an adult summer Little Stint on the flooded field opposite the picnic site at the east end of the reservoir. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 21/5/2008 2:23 PM
Three presumed escaped Baikal Teals (1 Drake with rings on and 2 female) at Scaling Dam this lunchtime still present 1:35pm 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 19/5/2008 9:18 PM
Dorman's Pool - 18:25 - female Marsh Harrier over east side eventually headed off north towards Long Drag. Three fox cubs along Dorman's Pool access road. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 19/5/2008 8:44 PM
Female Marsh Harrier flying from Saltholme towards Dormans at c17:00 this afternoon. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 19/5/2008 10:58 AM
Pink-footed Goose on Petroplus ponds with Greylag x8. Grasshopper Warbler x2 at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - one halfway between main pond and viewpoint on top of hill - other by end of boardwalk from car park. 

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Name: Eric James
Date: 18/5/2008 9:49 PM
Wood Sandpiper on Back Saltholme, just left of the causeway; Pink-footed Goose also present (16:00) 

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Name: Matthew 
Date: 18/5/2008 6:37 PM
3 avocets at bus stop hide. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 18/5/2008 6:37 PM
Pair of Garganey on pool near Petro Plus this evening. 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 18/5/2008 1:12 PM
a.m. 18th Spotted Flycatcher and Garden Warbler singing near car park at Lockwood Beck Res. 

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Name: Mark Fishpool
Date: 18/5/2008 10:07 AM
Margrove Ponds 7.30 - 8.30am Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Willow Tit. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 17/5/2008 9:55 PM
Greenshank c.6:30 pm - Greatham Creek roadside hide pool. Cuckoo sat in bush between Dorman's Pool fenced car park and Petroplus. Swift c.200+ over upper car park/Reclamation Pond. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 17/5/2008 1:57 AM
well done colin typical both my targets arrived when i left. A male merlin was there at 1:30 perched on the fench post next to the wind jammer. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 16/5/2008 9:23 PM
Garganey, Saltholme Pools : drake with 2 Little Gulls and a Wood Sandpiper 

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Name: Colin Severs
Date: 16/5/2008 9:18 PM
Tried to connect with Marsh Harrier today after work. (16:30) On the way down to the hide met another guy who said he was there for same reason and said he had been there 6 hours and left. When I approached the hide, I saw a Marsh Harrier 100 yards to the north and a short eared owl had a go at it - then it went out of view as the SEO landed on top of telegraph post. The harrier appeared again to the north of Dormans Pool and then soared high up for 5 minutes before stooping on the east side near where the raised car park is (typical they are always on the other side of the pool. It had a cream coloured crown and was awesome to watch. Plenty of whitethroats - saw at least 6, and sedge warblers and 3 wrens. Nothing unusual on Dormans pool 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 16/5/2008 9:06 PM
Dorman's Pool/Saltholme Pond east - 8.55-9.25 am Marsh Harrier - cream capped - hunting over reed beds. Headed off west and then picked up again over Cowpen Bewley W.Pk - last seen heading north east towards Greenabella Marsh. Grasshopper Warbler by car park still. Cuckoo between car park and tip sat briefly on tip fence before heading over Dorman's Pool. Back Saltholme Pond - Wheatear x1 sat by end of the causeway, Garganey drake x1, Northern Pintail pair. Most notable were the hirundines in a feeding frenzy swarming low over the pond surface - Swallow c.40, House Martin c.12, Sand Martin c.12, Swift c.50. Long Drag - walked end to end. Not a lot to show for it - several Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff and a Cuckoo. Loads of Reed Warbler and Reed Bunting. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 16/5/2008 6:53 PM
At Scaling today: Wood Duck in front of the hide, plus 4 Common Sandpipers, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Pink-footed Geese and 1 male Goldeneye. Also present, juvenile Tawny Owl, adult Long-eared Owl and 1 Cuckoo. At Cowbar, a Whimbrel circling low over the cliff-face was an unusual sight, particularly when it landed on a ledge for several minutes before flying off. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 15/5/2008 10:39 PM
Oops! Should read 'Garden' Warbler at Cowpen Bewley not 'Wood'! 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 15/5/2008 10:38 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - 10:00-11:00am - Cuckoo x1 by cycleway-Faith Wood. Wood Warbler in wood/hedge by Visitor Centre. Back Saltholme - 2:30pm - Wheatear x1, Garganey drake x1, Little Gull x5. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 15/5/2008 10:00 PM
Two Cuckoos over Cowpen Marsh and a Grasshopper Warbler reeling near the train crossing at Dormans Pool this evening 

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Name: Ian Thompson
Date: 15/5/2008 3:54 PM
10.45 2 Little Terns at South Gare on breakwater rocks 

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Name: Graham Lawlor
Date: 14/5/2008 10:51 PM
3 Marsh Harrier's this evening, a male on Greenabella, a further male and female together on Dormans pool. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 14/5/2008 10:14 PM
Wood Warbler, Guisborough : male at Hutton Gate singing above triangle this afternoon 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 14/5/2008 10:14 PM
Garganey, Saltholme Pools : four drakes today plus 2 Pintail, Pink-footed Goose, 2 Little Gull, 2 Black Tern and a Black-tailed Godwit 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 14/5/2008 8:13 PM
South Gare - 14.5.08 - 10am - Whinchat on post on beach, turnstones, ringed plovers and a whitethroat, and lots of linnets, swallows and reed buntings and 2 common terns. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 14/5/2008 7:17 PM
Today on the Headland:- In addition to Graeme's posting, 2 ringed Chiffchaff (1 for 5th day & 1 for 4th day), 1 Wheatear (female for 2nd day),1 Garden Warbler, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 House Martin (up to 6 over previous 3 days and 1 today at nest) 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 14/5/2008 3:01 PM
Spotted Flycatcher on Hartlepool Headland at lunchtime, in St Mary's. Also Blackcap and Chiffchaff there. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 13/5/2008 11:28 PM
Spoonbill, Black Tern and 3 x 1st year Little Gulls at Back Saltholme. Marsh Harrier and Cuckoo at Dormans Pool and drake Scaup still on the Rec Pond. 

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Name: simon duckworth
Date: 13/5/2008 10:49 PM
6.20pm Avocet greetham creek 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 13/5/2008 7:15 PM
Three Rock Pipits on Skinningrove beach this morning. Two Ring Ouzels (male and female) at Hummersea in second field above from North Warren Cottage on seaward side from Cleveland Way and 2 Stonechats. The unringed drake Mandarin has reappeared on Butt Lane Pond, Guisborough and at least 11 pairs of Razorbills were under the cliffs at Cowbar this afternoon. 

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Name: peter garbutt
Date: 13/5/2008 2:41 PM
black tern and spoonbill on back saltholme.marsh harrier on dormans pool 

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Name: Alex Cruikshanks
Date: 13/5/2008 11:16 AM
10.30am Black Tern on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Mark Tyreman & John Cooper
Date: 13/5/2008 7:01 AM
Marsh Harrier yesterday PM 18.00-18.25 Dorman's Pool 

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Name: Mike Leakey
Date: 12/5/2008 7:18 PM
Single Temminck's Stint still on Seaton Common at midday. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 12/5/2008 5:21 PM
Back Saltholme - 2:00pm - Spoonbill, Ruff x3, Knot x1, Little Gull x7, Swift 50-60, Yellow Wagtail x4, Garganey x3. Cowpen Marsh - 4:00pm - Short-eared Owl hunting circled of Holme Fleet also Spoonbill by Swallow Fleet though then moved to Greenabella Marsh. 

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Name: Tony Marron
Date: 12/5/2008 10:43 AM
I would like to pass on my thamks to all who attended Greenabella yesterday! The morning was brisk & we had more than 60 species in the first two hours! In the afternoon the weather closed in & we had only one new sighting in the last three hours! Still, 82 species for the day was a good count given the weather, including 22 new sightings for the sites list this year, taking us to 102 YTD, & that will bring £2k in to the club's coffers. Thank you again. 

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Name: Alan Kraus
Date: 12/5/2008 10:08 AM
FOUND on Back Saltholme 107mm inside diameter Nikon push fit lens cap. Most likley from an 82mm field telescope. Phone 01646 462030 or 07855028007. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 11/5/2008 10:23 PM
Sorry, completely forgot to report my Greenabella sightings from this am - assumed there was nothing notable until I saw GJ message. There was a large flock of house martins at about 11am. Also LRP, grey partridge and whinchat. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 11/5/2008 7:08 PM
A total of 81 species recorded today on the sponsored birdwatch on Greenabella. Highlights included Marsh Harrier, Avoct and Greenshank. Big misses were Sand and House Martins, Song Thrush and Black-tailed Godwit. Many thanks to all those who turned up on the day. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 11/5/2008 5:22 PM
Spoonbill still on Back Saltholme mid afternoon. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 11/5/2008 1:55 PM
Marsh Harrier on Greenabella Marsh this morning during the Huntsman Tioxide Sponsored Birdwatch. 

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Name: Graham Lawlor
Date: 10/5/2008 10:34 PM
Birds this evening, back Saltholme 3 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 9 Little Gull 2 of which are adults, Drake Garganey, Saltholme West 3 Common Sandpiper, Tidal Pool 4 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit. 

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Name: Brian Clasper
Date: 10/5/2008 8:22 PM
Sorry Ruddy ducks- 2 LRP on Back saltholme as well 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 10/5/2008 6:58 PM
Thanks for that info steward much appreciated. Brian dont forget best not to report ruddy duck sightings could be their death. 

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Name: stewart hinley
Date: 10/5/2008 5:38 PM
Mark, LRPs displaying on Long Drag today 

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Name: Brian Clasper
Date: 10/5/2008 4:50 PM
2 Temmincks stints @ seaton common 1530.1600 Spoonbill,3 Knot,6 Ruff,Wood Sand,7 Little Gulls,4 Yellow wags @ Back Salholme.2 Ruddy duck@ Saltholme.Fieldfare @ Cowpen Bewley tip 1615 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 10/5/2008 3:18 PM
Back Saltholme - 11:00am - Yellow Wagtail x5, Ruff x3, Knot, Garganey drake, Spoonbill immature - four black primaries visible when stretching. Peregrine juvenile. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 10/5/2008 2:38 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Cattersty Gill 06.00-09.30 Very Quiet,but nice weather !! Merlin,Short-eared Owl,2 Stonechats and 2-3 Wheatears on cliff top.3+ Willow Warblers and Lesser Whitethroat in Cattersty Gill.Several sub-adult Gannets making very close passes under Huntcliff,with one possibly landing. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 10/5/2008 6:16 AM
Finally got spoonbill on back saltholme along with wood sandpiper, temmincks, black tern adult and 3 sub adult and 4 adult little gulls. Anyone seen LRP on long drag or saline pool this year? 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 10/5/2008 6:16 AM
Finally got spoonbill on back saltholme along with wood sandpiper, temmincks, black tern adult and 3 sub adult and 1 4 adult little gulls. Anyone seen LRP on long drag or saline pool this year? 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/5/2008 10:07 PM
Avocet, Greatham Creek : four on pools south of the creek; also Dark-bellied Brent Goose and Whimbrel on the Tidal Pool (14:30) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 9/5/2008 9:52 PM
Imm Spoonbill, 1 Pink-foot, 6 Little Gulls, 2 summer plumaged Knot, 5 summer plumaged Ruff, drake Garganey and Black Tern all on Back Saltholme. Dark-bellied Brent Goose on Tidal Pool and 3 Temminck's Stints together on the pools along North Gare access road this evening. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 9/5/2008 7:46 PM
In addition to Chtis's entry: Temminck's Stint, Wood Sandpiper, 3-4 Ruffs, 7 Little Gulls and 3 summer-plumaged Knot all on Back Saltholme this morning. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 9/5/2008 6:36 PM
No sign of Dotterels in afternoon at Danby Beacon. 2 Bean Geese and Cuckoo at Scaling Dam 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 9/5/2008 10:35 AM
Danby Beacon, 13 poss 14 dotterel still at 08.45. 

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Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 9/5/2008 9:19 AM
Spoonbill,Black Tern and Garganey all on Back saltholme viewable from roadside in a brief stop this morning 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 9/5/2008 12:03 AM
Danby Beacon this evening - Dotterel x16 plus several Golden Plover. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 8/5/2008 10:21 PM
8 Dotterels at Danby Beacon this morning. Spotted Flycatcher and 3 singing Lesser Redpolls at Lockwood Beck. Spoonbill, drake Garganey, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Pink-feet, summer plumaged Knot, 6 Little Gulls and 1 x 1st summer Glaucous Gull on Back Saltholme. Temminck's Stint, pair of Garganey and a Peregrine at Seaton Common. Dark-bellied Brent Goose on the Tidal Pool and Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 4 Whimbrels at Greatham Creek. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 8/5/2008 9:23 PM
Back Saltholme: the Spoonbill present today is an immature and the plumage features, particularly the amount of black in the primary tips, extending well down the primaries, is very similar to the bird seen at Scaling Dam on 2nd May, which flew off to the north. It is highly likely that it is the same bird. Drake Garganey also present, plus 7 Little Gulls. A pair of Garganey on Seaton Common, plus the Temminck's Stint, mid afternoon. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/5/2008 7:36 PM
Temminck's Stint, Seaton Common : still on pool just north of North Gare access road. View only from base of mounds c400 yds along North Gare road. Brent Goose on tidal pool viewed from Greatham Creek bridge (15:45) 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 8/5/2008 7:03 PM
Back Saltholme early P.M.: Spoonbill; 3 Ruff; 2 first winter Little Gulls; 2 drake Shovelers 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 8/5/2008 3:32 PM
Back Saltholme - 3:00pm - Curlew Sandpiper in bay to left of Causeway, Wood Sandpiper on end of Causeway. Garganey male asleep to right of Causeway. Several Little Gull about. 

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Name: Malcolm Hobbs
Date: 7/5/2008 10:22 PM
In addition to the reports below, 2 Black Terns at Back Saltholme mid afternoon. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 7/5/2008 10:14 PM
Headland today:- very quiet - 1 Wheatear,1 Willow Warbler but at least 13 Little Tern at Crimdon 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 7/5/2008 10:03 PM
Back Saltholme - 7:30pm - Little Gull x8 including two adult summer. Ruff x6 & Garganey pair. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/5/2008 9:12 PM
Temminck's Stint, Saltholme Pools : one on Back Saltholme early afternoon viewable from the PetroPlus tanks (12:30) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/5/2008 8:51 PM
6th May - Hen Harrier, Dorman's Pool : probable 1st-summer male still; also 2 Grasshopper Warblers (20:30) 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 7/5/2008 7:59 PM
2 Lesser Redpoll and Spotted Flycatcher at Lockwood Beck. Male Ring Ouzel at Hummersea. 

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Name: Kaysie
Date: 7/5/2008 7:18 PM
Hen Harrier over dormans pool 11-30 

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Name: Alex Cruikshanks
Date: 7/5/2008 5:43 PM
126 Swallows moved south in an hour this morning along the dunes at the end of the Zinc Works road. At mid-day at Back Saltholme now 6 Little Gulls, all 1st. year, along with the Spoonbill, a Wood Sandpiper, and 6 Black Tailed Godwit. The Hen Harrier was seen at this time by other observers between Saltholme East and Dormans Pool. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 7/5/2008 8:46 AM
Headland yesterday:1 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat,2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler,2 House Martin, 1 Swift. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 6/5/2008 9:19 PM
Greenshank over Scaling Dam this morning but no further sign of the Black Stork. Nine Dotterels at Danby Beacon this evening on the burnt area of moorland about 400m to the southwest of the Beacon, off the minor road from the Beacon to Danby (on the left side going down the slope). 

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Name: Colin Severs
Date: 6/5/2008 8:56 PM
Spoonbill on Greenabella at 7:15PM, fox spooked it, also 2 Avocets there, 7 whimbrel, 3 Wheatear. On Saltholme - 2 Drake Garganey,Wood Sandpiper, number of Common Tern. 

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Name: Alex Cruikshanks
Date: 6/5/2008 7:26 PM
The Spoonbill did a circuit around the Holme Fleet/Cowpen area this morning at about 11.00am. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 6/5/2008 3:01 PM
Back Saltholme: drake garganey, several very attractive ruff, brief visit from a pair of scaup, yellow wags and lots of common tern. No sign of spoonbill or little gull. Someone has left a Kowa lens cap attacthed to the gate looks like 42mm. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 6/5/2008 3:00 PM
Back Saltholme: drake garganey, some several very attractive ruff, brief visit from a pair of scaup, yellow wags and cots of common tern. No sign of spoonbill or little gull. Someone has left a Kowa lens cap attacthed to the gate looks like 42mm. 

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Name: Pager report
Date: 6/5/2008 2:37 PM
Black Stork over Scaling Dam at 11.30 a.m. no further sign by 2.30 p.m. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 5/5/2008 11:16 PM
Tundra Bean Goose, Scaling Dam Reservoir : one of unknown origin still this morning (07:50) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 5/5/2008 11:15 PM
Spoonbill, Cowpen Marsh : adult this morning (07:30) 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/5/2008 9:45 PM
Saltholme Pond east this evening 'ring tail' still present - did a 360° around the pond dropping into reeds several times for 20-30mins. Last seen heading north towards Fire Station. Grasshopper Warbler on west side of level crossing in brambles. Little Gull still on Back Saltholme plus pair of Garganey. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 5/5/2008 9:16 PM
Saltburn Cliffs, Much the same as the previous few days but a Spotted Flycatcher in Cattersty Gill and a Grasshopper Warbler on the undercliff here were both new, elsewhere 3 Tree Pipits,3 Yellow Wagtails and 1 Whimbrel flew north.45+ Wheatears,2 Stonechats were along the cliffs. 

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Name: Keith Cowton
Date: 5/5/2008 8:23 PM
Ian - it sounds as if the Dormans Pool Hen Harrier could be the same bird as the one at South Gare hich was also a prob a 1st summer male and appeared to have a missing primary. At South Gare this morning, a Whinchat and a "Blue-headed" Yellow Wagtail on the beach for about 15 minutes 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 5/5/2008 7:04 PM
Headland today:- 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap (all trapped) plus 1 Sedge Warbler & 7 Swallow 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 5/5/2008 6:42 PM
No sign of the Temmincks Stint on North Gare Road late afternoon. 2 Little Gulls Back Saltholme. 2 Common Sands Bowesfield old pool. 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 5/5/2008 6:15 PM
Temminck's Stint on Seaton Common just off the N.Gare access road early afternoon at least. "ringtail" Hen Harrier at Dorman's pool this afternoon. This bird missing a primary on one wing. Don't know if the south Gare bird has been seen today(i know it wasn't there this morning at least)Could this be the same bird? Does anyone who goes birding on the South Gare own a computer? 

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Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 5/5/2008 6:02 PM
Ringtail Hen Harrier (prob 1st summer male) Dormans Pool mid afternoon, toured the area then seemed to drop into reeds. Also another 'ringtail' Hen Harrier around Sandy Leas Lane to the west of Stockton early evening (first seen briefly yesterday). At Boulby/Hummersea this morning an immature male Goshawk flew north as did 181 Swallows, 2 Grey and 5 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Redpolls and on the land were Garden and Grasshopper Warblers, 8 Whinchats and over 150 Wheatears. 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 5/5/2008 6:01 PM
Temminck's Stint on Seaton Common just off the N.Gare access road early afternoon at least. "ringtail" Hen Harrier at Dorman's pool this afternoon. This bird missing a primary on one wing. Don't know if the south Gare bird has been seen today(i know it wasn't there this morning at least)Could this be the same bird? Does anyone who goes birding on the South Gare own a computer? 

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Name: norman walker
Date: 5/5/2008 6:01 PM
Drake Garganey Margrove Ponds 2pm. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/5/2008 5:41 PM
Dorman's Pool this morning - Linnet, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting plus Roe Deer x2. As I was leaving the car park two Cuckoo passed overhead being chased by a Meadow Pipit! Hargreaves Quarry - Northern Wheatear c.12. 

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Name: Andrew Day
Date: 5/5/2008 5:22 PM
6 Dotterel at Danby Beacon. Remained during the period 11:50 until 13:30 when we left site. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 5/5/2008 4:04 PM
Hummersea 11:00- 13:00 at least 12 wheaters around Hummersea Farm; 1 House Martin; and little owl in alum quarry. Also pair roe deer above double cliffs 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 5/5/2008 6:37 AM
Headland yesterday (4th May):- 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Swift, 2 Sand Martin. At the Jewish Cemetery:- 15 Wheatear, 3 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 6+ Swallow, 1 Swift. 

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Name: Mike Hunter
Date: 4/5/2008 10:38 PM
FOR SALE: Just bought a Canon 1D mark III making either my existing Canon 30D somewhat superfluous (at least to me...though the wife has suggested she may use it if unsold). This camera seems to go for £150 to £300 on Ebay which is a guide price. This camera works well but has a bodywork graze and a screen that is lightly scratched. If anyone is interested please email mikehunter@talktalk.net. Thanks Mike 

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Name: Harry Redfern
Date: 4/5/2008 8:58 PM
walking in upperteesdale 3-5-2008 birds seen ring ouzel,wheater,curlew,redshank,lapwing,dipper,willow warbler,yellow wagtail,pied wagtail,comon sandpiper,buzzard,was told a merlin was around but dident see it. 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 4/5/2008 7:26 PM
Black Tern x 3 still on Back Saltholme this evening. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 4/5/2008 6:26 PM
Hi, I think it was viewed from the blast furnace/ quarry area but is very distant and elusive. I have not actually been so hopefully someone can give more details. It was reportedly photographed last night. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 4/5/2008 5:51 PM
any idea to the area of south gare for the hen harrier jamie please 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 4/5/2008 5:34 PM
At Bowesfield male Garganey and 1st year Little Gull on the old pool and Little ringed Plover on the new Pool. Also Spoonbill, Wood Sand, 3 Garganey (2 males) & Little Gull Back Saltholme. Drake Scaup Rec Pond. In addition I have been told there has been a ring tailed Hen Harrier present at South Gare for 3 days(still there today) and a Black Tern has just turned up on Back Saltholme 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 4/5/2008 1:46 PM
A few bits seen in a quick visit this morning.Spoonbill, Wood Sandpiper, Garganey, Little Gull, Yellow wagtail, Ruff x 3 all on Back Saltholme, Whinchat and Stonechat on Greenabella. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 4/5/2008 12:39 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Cattersty 06.30-10.00 No sign of the Subalpine Warbler in a brief search although viewing wasn't easy due to the wind.141 Swallows,13 House Martins,8 Sand Martins,9 Swifts,4 Yellow Wagtails,1 Tree Pipit and 2 Redpoll sp all flew north.Elsewhere along the cliffs were 7 Lesser Whitethroats,46 Wheatears,2-3 Whinchats,3 Stonechats and 2 Sedge Warblers 

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Name: Gordon Douglas
Date: 4/5/2008 11:25 AM
At Locke Park 9:20 a.m. A male Scaup and a male Garganey plus two Common Sandpiper 

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Name: Mark Askew
Date: 4/5/2008 10:22 AM
BB Atlas session on Eston Moor: Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Whinchat, 10 Wheatear et al. 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 4/5/2008 8:20 AM
Reference the recent posting of Roseate or Arctic Tern. We had doubts to our initial id and thanks to other peoples input, it looks like it was actually a black billed Common Tern, possibly of the longipennis race (apparantly very rare in this country). I've certainly never seen a Common Tern with such a black bill and dark red (slightly shorter) legs. Possibly the same bird on Back Saltholme yesterday. Dave Brown 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 4/5/2008 8:02 AM
(3rd May) - At Brotton, the reported Subalpine Warbler was seen almost straight away (thanks to the birders who were already viewing the bird). Stonechat (1), Swallow (10+), House Martin (1), Skylark (2), Chiffchaff (1), Lesser Whitethroat (1) and Mistle Thrush (1) were seen whilst walking to and from the cliff face. No sign of the Black Redstart at Skinningrove, but managed to get excellent views of Northern Wheatear (1 male & 2 females), Pied Wagtail (6+), White Wagtail (2), Grey Wagtail (1), Rock Pipit (2), Stonechat (2) and Sparrowhawk (1). At least twenty Fulmars were on the cliff face. A Spoonbill, two Ruff and a Wood Sandpiper were on Back Saltholme. A Whinchat, a Grey Plover, two Ringed Plover, two Dunlin, a Black–tailed Godwit and several Whimbrel were on Greenabella. At least six Avocets, two Little–ringed Plovers and a calling Cuckoo (not seen) were on Greatham Creek. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 3/5/2008 11:58 PM
Subalpine Warbler, Brotton : 1st-summer male still between Brotton Golf Course and Cattersty Gill on undercliff by Cleveland Way (15:05) 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 3/5/2008 6:29 PM
Dormans Pool/hide area 3pm - Sedge, Reed and Grasshopper Warbler x2, 1 near the car park and 1 showing well near to the hide. Common Tern x1, whitethroats, swifts and swallows also present. Spoonbill still at Back of Saltholme 4.20pm 

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Name: malcolm hobbs
Date: 3/5/2008 6:17 PM
Yes, there was a single Dark-bellied Brent Goose behind the tidal pool. Also 6 whimbrel and 2 avocets there. Another avocet on the island of the roadside pool. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 3/5/2008 6:16 PM
Greatham Creek roadside pool - 3:00pm - Avocet x4, Whimbrel x2, Canada Goose x2, Whitethroat x1. Back Saltholme - 4:00pm - Spoonbill x1, Common Tern x4, Ruff x2. 

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Name: GrahamLawlor
Date: 3/5/2008 5:33 PM
Back Saltholme this morning 06.30 Sponbill, Little Egret, 1 Wood Sand, 3 Ruff, 2 Avocet, North Gare, Male Whinchat,Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Little Tern flew North. 

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Name: malcolm hobbs
Date: 3/5/2008 5:13 PM
Yes, there was a single Dark-bellied Brent Goose behind the tidal pool. Also 6 whimbrel and 2 avocets there. Another avocet on the island of the roadside pool. 

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Name: Paul Garside
Date: 3/5/2008 4:46 PM
Can anyone confirm a dark bellied brent goose south side of greatham creek in tidal lagoons. Single bird. 

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Name: kenny
Date: 3/5/2008 1:37 PM
lost car keys north tees marshes if anybody finds some please give me a ring on 01429 235345 thanks 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 3/5/2008 1:21 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Cattersty 05.50-10.45 Subalpine Warbler (washed out/pale individual,thought at first to be a female but now appears to be a first year male) showing well in scrub on undercliff between Brotton golf course and Cattersty Gill from 8.40 onwards.Also on the cliffs today were 1 Sedge Warbler,1 Blackcap,2 Lesser Whitethroats,1 Chiffchaff,2-3 Willow Warblers,3 Goldcrests and 1 Wheatear. Very little visible passage but the following flew north,62 Swallows,4 Sand Martins,4 Yellow Wagtails and 1 Whimbrel 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 3/5/2008 12:43 PM
Spoonbill still on Back Saltholme at 11.00am (it is often hidden on the grassy area on the far side behind the island). Also Avocet, 3 Ruff, Ringed Plover and Turnstone. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 3/5/2008 10:46 AM
Thanks PB: the loftus police are interested in any info you can give them regarding the 2 armed youths. Cheers 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 3/5/2008 10:45 AM
Thanks PB: the loftus police are interested in any info you can give them regarding the 2 armed youths. Cheers 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 3/5/2008 10:42 AM
Thanks PB: the loftus police are interested in any info you can give them regarding the 2 armed youths. Cheers 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 3/5/2008 9:52 AM
Female Subalpine Warbler till 9:10am atleast between Brotton Golf course and Cattersty Gill on undercliff and showing well 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/5/2008 11:41 PM
Wood Sandpiper, Saltholme Pools : one on Back Saltholme this morning; also 3 Ruff 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/5/2008 11:40 PM
Spoonbill, Scaling Dam Reservoir : one at the west end at c.NZ740124 this morning; still at the west end to 09:40 when it flew off high north 

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Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 2/5/2008 10:51 PM
4 little owls spotted between 9pm and 9.20. 3 on Larberry Farm Road, Stockton and 1 just out of Bishopton. 

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Name: helen duckworth
Date: 2/5/2008 10:32 PM
seo sat on fence post near zinc works road 4.45pm sat there quite a while lovely views of it 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 2/5/2008 9:10 PM
Headland today:- 8 Willow warbler,1 Chiffchaff, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 3 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin. 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 2/5/2008 9:10 PM
Around 50 or 60 Swifts above the path leading to the Dorman's Pool hide, also plenty of Sedge Warblers, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warblers and one Grasshopper Warbler singing from a bush near to the Car Park. 

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Name: John Bridges
Date: 2/5/2008 8:51 PM
Male garganey on far side of Roadside Pool. First noticed 1.33pm stayed till 2.22pm before being chased off by a coot. 

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Name: PB
Date: 2/5/2008 8:40 PM
fao Paul Leatherland I saw two youths carrying guns,with telescopic sights,approaching the jetty at 6-30 on Thurs night. 

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Name: PB
Date: 2/5/2008 8:38 PM
fao Paul Leatherland I saw two youths carrying guns,with telescopic sights,approaching the jetty at 6-30 on Thurs night. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 2/5/2008 6:54 PM
Male Whinchat on Greenabella at 5pm, also 4 Whimbrel over there. Wood Sandpiper on Back Saltholme, viewed from the tanks. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 2/5/2008 6:35 PM
At Portrack Marsh this evening (5.45pm): Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler (1, possibly 2), Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper (2), Swift (2) and Common Tern (2). Oystercatcher over at lunchtime. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 2/5/2008 5:41 PM
A.M. Skinninggrove: grasshopper warbler in fields east and above village ( just off miner's way). Black redstart still on the break water. Lesser whitethroat at Cattersty Gill. 3 recently dead fulmars below breeding colony at Cattersty sands (is this the work of local people or are they victims of a resident kestrel seen trying to catch jackdaws and mobbing fulmars: any advice welcome please) 

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Name: Graham Lawlor
Date: 1/5/2008 10:59 PM
Seaton Common this evening, Greenshank, Merlin and Red Legged Partridge, Little Egret's on Dormans and Back Saltholme, Dark Bellid Brent Goose and 8 Whimbrel on Tidal Pool, Common Sand piper on Greatham Creek, Male Whinchat on Grenabella, and 2 to 3 Short Eared Owls still. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 1/5/2008 7:28 PM
Headland today:- 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff. 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 1/5/2008 6:57 PM
Pied Flycatcher males back on habitat in wooded valleys on Osmotherly/Hawnby moors road. 

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Name: Andy G
Date: 1/5/2008 5:34 PM
2 House Martins Warrior Drive/Coronation Drive 

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Name: Mike Small
Date: 1/5/2008 4:33 PM
Male Whinchat Wilton lane top of bank just past stables on left.Reed warbler,3 Swifts & Common tern on Coatham marsh.
April Name: A McLee
Date: 30/4/2008 11:06 PM
2 singing Lesser Whitethroats by roadside at Burn Wood, Long Newton. Actually show well! 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 30/4/2008 8:57 PM
Headland today:- 5 Lesser Whitethroat (trapped), 1 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler (Trapped). 2 R-t Diver. 

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Name: Mike Small
Date: 30/4/2008 6:14 PM
Singing Lesser-whitethroat Catt flatt lane Marske,also common whitethroat, Reed bunting,Yellowhammer & Grey partridge. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 29/4/2008 11:32 PM
This evening Red-crested Pochard Bowesfield. Little Gull, Sanderling and Little Egret Back Saltholme. Three Whimbrels Greatham Creek. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 29/4/2008 10:25 PM
Male Whinchat still on Greenabella this evening. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 29/4/2008 9:05 PM
10 Wheatear (2 trapped), 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat & 2 Swallow at the Jewish cemetery. 1Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff & 1 Whimbrel on the Headland 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 29/4/2008 7:11 PM
At Skinningrove, Hummersea, Boulby and Cowbar today: 1 White and 5 Pied Wagtails (Skinningrove beach), 4 Rock Pipits, 19 Wheatears, 1 Little Owl, 3 Ring Ouzels, 10 pairs of Razorbills on the sea (off Cowbar) and an immature female Peregrine there, scattering hundreds of loafing Kittiwakes. Also, 1 Willow Warbler and several Whitethroats (at Hummersea). 

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Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 29/4/2008 3:14 PM
2nd Winter Iceland Gull on Lakes Primary School field, Redcar this lunch time. 

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Name: Ian Thompson
Date: 29/4/2008 1:54 PM
Scaling Dam - Rough Legged Buzzard mobbed by Common Buzzard 11.20-11.30.Rough legged then caught rabbit and went to ground. Also Shoveler duck, Great Crested Grebe & 1 Black Tailed Godwit. 

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Name: Paul Macklam
Date: 28/4/2008 9:37 PM
Male Winchat on Greenabella this evening. 10+ Northern Wheatears Seaton Common, female Wheatear - Greenland race (leucorhoa) - Hargreaves Quarry. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/4/2008 9:18 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard, Scaling Dam Reservoir late afternoon (15:45) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/4/2008 9:17 PM
27th April - Red-crested Pochard, Bowesfield Marsh : drake still 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 28/4/2008 8:53 PM
Headland sightings today:- 7 Wheatear (1-Headland,6-Jewish Cemetery), 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Whimbrel. 

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Name: A.N. Garside
Date: 28/4/2008 5:53 PM
pair of avocets on pool besides copse seal sands 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 28/4/2008 1:43 PM
Sorry for multiple postings - operator error 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 28/4/2008 10:19 AM
Recent Headland sightings:- 24/4 - 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sand Martin, 1 R-t Diver; 25/4 - 1 Blackcap,2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sand Martin; 26/4- 5 C. Scoter (n),3 RBM (n), 1 LB-b Gull, 1 Swallow; 27/4 - 1Swift, 3 Whimbrel, 2 C. Tern, 18 Sandwich Tern, 1 Greenshank,3 Chiffchaff, 6 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Sand Martin, 3 Willow Wblr, 2 Blackcap. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 28/4/2008 10:18 AM
Recent Headland sightings:- 24/4 - 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sand Martin, 1 R-t Diver; 25/4 - 1 Blackcap,2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sand Martin; 26/4- 5 C. Scoter (n),3 RBM (n), 1 LB-b Gull, 1 Swallow; 27/4 - 1Swift, 3 Whimbrel, 2 C. Tern, 18 Sandwich Tern, 1 Greenshank,3 Chiffchaff, 6 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Sand Martin, 3 Willow Wblr, 2 Blackcap. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 28/4/2008 10:17 AM
Recent Headland sightings:- 24/4 - 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sand Martin, 1 R-t Diver; 25/4 - 1 Blackcap,2 Chiffchaff, 1 Sand Martin; 26/4- 5 C. Scoter (n),3 RBM (n), 1 LB-b Gull, 1 Swallow; 27/4 - 1Swift, 3 Whimbrel, 2 C. Tern, 18 Sandwich Tern, 1 greenshank,3 Chiffchaff, 6 Wheatear, 2 Swallow, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Sand Martin, 3 Willow Wblr, 2 Blackcap. 

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Name: B.Dover 
Date: 27/4/2008 11:15 PM
Black Tern North Gare this evening,Seaton Common 5 Yellow Wagtail,2 White Wagatil. 

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Name: Alastair Forsyth
Date: 27/4/2008 11:00 PM
Black-tailed Godwit and Sedge Warbler at Scaling Dam. Probably 3 Cuckoos and 4 Common Sandpipers 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 27/4/2008 10:44 PM
Firecrest, Redcar : singing at Locke Park in southeast corner near swings (10:40) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 27/4/2008 10:43 PM
2 Cuckoos and 3 Common Sandpipers at Scaling Dam. Singing male Firecrest in Locke Park, Redcar and Lesser Whitethroat in the bomb hole at South Gare. Summer plumaged Ruff, 4 Pink-feet, 7 Barnacle Geese, 1st year Little Gull, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew Sandpipers and drake Garganey at Back Saltholme. Male Black Redstart on the fence along the border of the track and the golf course along the path out to North gare from the carpark. Short-eared Owl, White Wagtail and a few Wheatears on Seaton Common. Drake Scaup on Rec Pond. Good numbers of summer migrants around including 100+ Swifts this evening over Back Saltholme, 25+ Wheatears near the Rec Pond, plenty of Sedge and Reed Warblers singing at Dormans Pool, Common Terns at Back Saltholme and a Grasshopper Warbler heard reeling at Saltholme. 

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Name: Graham Lawlor
Date: 27/4/2008 8:43 PM
Seaton Common, North Gare this morning 1 possibly 2 Black Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzel, 1 Jack Snipe, Back Saltholme this afternoon 2 Curlew Sands, 1 Ruff 1 Little Gull, drake Garganey. 

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Name: W.Robinson
Date: 27/4/2008 8:14 PM
Hartlepool Jewish Cem 1 Black Redstart early morning,3 Wheatear. 

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Name: Alex Cruikshanks
Date: 27/4/2008 6:47 PM
Back Saltholme mid-morning. 30 Dunlin ,12 Ringed Plovers,1 Little Ringed PLover and 1 partially summer-plumaged Curlew Sandpiper. Also here drake Garganey and good numbers of Swifts and Common Terns.7 Barnacles remaining from yesterday. 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 27/4/2008 6:39 PM
Pictures of the tern I mentioned in the previous report can be found at http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1184773#post1184773 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 27/4/2008 1:01 PM
Saltburn Cliffs 06.15-09.45; 77 Swallow,25 Sand Martin,6 House Martin,1 Redpoll sp,1 Tree Pipit and 1 Yellow Wagtail flew north.2+ Ring Ouzels on Huntcliff. Short-eared Owl still near Warsett Hill. 23+ Wheatears,most if not all were Greenland race.Lesser Whitethroats were behind coastguard cottages,at the rally track,at Cattersty Gill and on Brotton golf course.several Whitethroats,Wiilow Warblers and Chiffchaffs also present. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 27/4/2008 12:56 PM
Saltburn Cliffs 06.15-09.45 77 Swallow,25 Sand Martin,6 House Martin,1 Redpoll sp,1 Tree Pipit,1 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 26/4/2008 10:41 PM
Between Skinningrove, Hummersea and Boulby today: good evidence of visible migration, including 1 Whimbrel, 26 Wheatears, 27 Pied and 3 White Wagtails, 200 Linnets, 37 Goldfinches, 134 Swallows, 66 Sand and 5 House Martins and 4 Swifts. Also present: 12 Ring Ouzels, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Whitethroat at Hummersea; 1 Sandwich Tern and 1 Stonechat at Skinningrove and Grey Partridge, Stonechat and Peregrine at Boulby. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 26/4/2008 6:32 PM
7 Barnacle Geese and 9 Pink-feet on Back Saltholme along with Yellow Wags, Common Sandpiper and Arctic Tern. Drake Scaup on Rec Pond. Whitethroats and Grasshopper Warblers singing at Portrack Marsh and drake Red-crested Pochard, Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper at Bowesfield Marsh. 45 Black-tailed Godwits on Port Clarence Pool and a Whimbrel at Cowpen Marsh. Good numbers of hirundines around and one or two Swifts. 

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Name: DaveB
Date: 26/4/2008 5:53 PM
At least six Northern Wheatears were in the fields to the north of Zinc Road. Fifteen summer plumaged Golden Plovers and at least three Linnets were amongst good numbers of Lapwing (20+), Meadow Pipit (20+) and Skylark (10+). Two Avocets and two Little–ringed Plovers were on Greatham Creek, before finding a Whimbrel close to the fire station. At least one Common Tern and a probable Arctic Tern (initially identified as a Roseate Tern (photos being sent in soon (apologies for the quality in advance, distant shots in windy, dull conditions))) were on Back Saltholme. A reasonable number of Swallows and Sand Martins were seen over West Saltholme, along with two more Whimbrels and a Yellow Wagtail. At least three Reed Warblers, two Common Whitethroats and one Sedge Warbler were heard at Dormans. A quick visit to Portrack Marsh produced two Common Whitethroats, at least one Grasshopper Warbler, two Willow Warblers, three Chiffchaffs and a male Blackcap. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 26/4/2008 5:22 PM
common tern x2 artic tern common sandpiper and 3 yellow wagtails back saltholme this morning and common sand little ringed plover and 2 avocets on the saline pool this morning 

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Name: harry redfern 26/4/2008
Date: 26/4/2008 4:25 PM
ward jacksons park,blackcap,chaffinch,greenfinch,no signs of ringed parakeetes.good groupe ringed plover at newburn sewer.along zinc road,cornbunting,yellowhamer,pair of linnets,2swallows,greylag+,canada gees,lapwing,+tow armed police officers walking the road. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 26/4/2008 2:31 PM
This morning, 22 fieldfare near Guisborough Hall. 2 grasshopper warblers, 1 lesser whitethroat, 1 whitethroat and 1 sedge warbler at Margrove Park NR, also a calling pair of willow tits and a barnacle goose with Canadas and greylags on furthest pool. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 26/4/2008 11:58 AM
Saltburn Cliffs 06.45-10.00 All the following flew north along the clifs; 273 Linnets,103 Goldfinches,64 Swallows,29 Sand Martins,2 House Martins,4 Swifts,1 Tree Pipit,4 Yellow Wagtails,2 Siskin.Elsewhere there was a Short-eared Owl,Lesser Whitethroat and Wheatear near the Fan House,3-4 Whitethroats and a Goldcrest in the scrub below Warsett Hill and 2 Shags close inshore between the Ship Inn and Huntcliff. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 26/4/2008 10:02 AM
Report for 25/4/08 - Wheatear's male and female on Wilton International site, Redcar, LBB Gulls turned up a few weeks ago here, now regularly see 4-6 each day. Chiffchaff on the Ings estate, Redcar. 

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Name: Paul Macklam
Date: 26/4/2008 9:59 AM
17:30 Friday - 5 Yellow Wag`s., Seaton Common from North Gare Road. 

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Name: Paul Macklam
Date: 26/4/2008 9:54 AM
Common Swift over East Saltholme yesterday evening; 3 singing Reed Warblers - Dormans - plus 2 Whitethroats; Merlin - Holmefleet. 

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Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 25/4/2008 8:32 PM
6 golden plover zinc works road 

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Name: Ian Thompson
Date: 25/4/2008 5:02 PM
Wheatear at Coatham Marsh this morning. Also Canadian & Greylag Geese, Shelduck(4) Reed Bunting, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron(2). Plenty of Coot chicks. 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 25/4/2008 4:04 PM
2 Shelduck flew over Cowpen Bewley CP. Several Chiffchaff, Whitethroats and a few Willow Warblers. 

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Name: Mike Small
Date: 25/4/2008 3:11 PM
Red-crested Pochard Bowesfield marsh 10:30,plus Little-ringed PLover & Wheatear 

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Name: Phil Russell
Date: 25/4/2008 2:38 PM
Yellow wagtail, St Germain's Churchyard, Marske. 

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Name: Andy Beedle
Date: 25/4/2008 2:10 PM
Ian - am interested in your scope 07947 295263 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 25/4/2008 1:11 PM
At Portrack Marsh this lunctime: Wheatear (female), Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher (2), Whitethroat (3), Blackcap, Grasshopper Warbler (4), Willow Warbler (9), Chiffchaff (3), Sedge Warbler (3). 

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Name: Ian Lawson
Date: 25/4/2008 11:13 AM
For sale, Nikon Fieldscope, 30WFx60, pristine condition with Nikon stayon case, cost £499, will accept £200. 

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Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 25/4/2008 7:37 AM
Red-crested Pochard still at Bowesfield yesterday evening along with 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 LRP and both Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat singing. 

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Name: W Robinson.
Date: 24/4/2008 10:28 PM
Marsh Harrier female at Cowpen Bewley CPK flying south.Seaton Common Cuckoo. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 24/4/2008 8:15 PM
23rd April - Tundra Bean Goose, Scaling Dam Reservoir [A] still with the 1st-winter Eurasian White-fronted Goose 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 24/4/2008 8:01 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - pm - Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler along Cowbridge Beck - plus Sand Martin, House Marin and Swallow over the main pond. 

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Name: peter garbutt/roger wilson/ian batty
Date: 24/4/2008 7:05 PM
black redstart seen near to the lighthouse,south gare early afternoon.24/4/08 

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Name: Ben Dover
Date: 24/4/2008 6:58 PM
black necked grebe of the heugh battery. 

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Name: Ian Lawson
Date: 24/4/2008 6:45 PM
Tree Pipit at Great North Country Park, Norton on 23rd and Lesser Whitethroat singing there 22nd 

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Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 24/4/2008 4:39 PM
Blackcap and chiffchaff wynyard country park 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 24/4/2008 1:59 PM
Grasshopper Warbler (2), Sedge Warbler (3) and Blackcap (1) at Portrack Marsh this afternoon. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 24/4/2008 1:54 PM
Greatham Creek Roadside Pool - forgot to mention White Wagail x8 and Whitethroat x1. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 24/4/2008 1:49 PM
Saltburn Cliffs-Cattersty Gill 08.00-12.20; 30 Swallows,9 Sand Martins,2 Yellow Wagtails,29 Goldfinch,168 Linnets and 2 Siskins all flew north. Also present today were,2 Lesser Whitethroats,2 Whitethroats,6 Wheatears,1 Stonechat,2 Blackcaps,2 Chiffchaffs,2 Willow Warblers and a Fieldfare. The most unusual sighting today was of a Marsh/Willow Tit on Huntcliff,seen briefly on the cliff edge it then flew along the cliffs towards Saltburn. 

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Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 24/4/2008 1:46 PM
7.30 to 9am Weary Banks, only Great Spotted of the Woodpeckers. Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap seen singing, swallows and Grey Wagtail seen. Portrack Marsh, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitthroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Swallow and Sand Martin 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 24/4/2008 1:46 PM
Seaton Common from Zinc Works Road - 11:00am - Ring Ouzel still along fence line beside ditch - mostly 80yds from road by dip in fence. Golden Plover c.30. Greatham Creek roadside pool Avocet x2 plus another two on Greenabella. 

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Name: Roy Ferguson
Date: 24/4/2008 11:51 AM
24/4/2008 10.45am Male Red Crested Pochard at Bopwesfield Marsh. 

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Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 23/4/2008 8:58 PM
Zinc works road small flock golden plover 2 snipe,wheatear,stonechat,reed bunting and swallows then sleedale common buzzard,chiffchaff and what looked like a harris hawk being mobbed by seagulls still had jessies on,all to left hand side of road going up dale.anybody any more info on hawk?? 

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Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 23/4/2008 8:57 PM
Zinc works road small flock golden plover 2 snipe,wheatear,stonechat,reed bunting then sleedale common buzzard,chiffchaff and what looked like a harris hawk being mobbed by seagulls still had jessies on,all to left hand side of road going up dale.anybody any more info on hawk?? 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 23/4/2008 6:53 PM
Today on the Headland:- 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Swallow. 

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Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 23/4/2008 1:39 PM
2 Wheatears on Zink Works Road, Willow Warblers at Acklam and outside old cemetary at Hartlepool, Swallows on Greatham Creek and Domans Pool, Reed and Sedge Warbler Singing at Dormans Pool plus 3 male Blackcap all today. Yesterday on Earlsdon Avenue, Acklam, House Martin 

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Name: IanGeaves
Date: 23/4/2008 1:34 PM
Boosbeck- 2 Grasshopper Warblers singing 1 seen (1st for me) and lots of Willow warblers on old railway line towards Margrove Ponds. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 23/4/2008 11:37 AM
Unbelievable day for a 'patch-watcher': 10.45 am there was a small passage of swallows up the coast past Marske Headlands (at end of Redmar field) - including an absolute definite Red-rumped Swallow. It passed about 20 feet below me, as I was watching from the top of the cliff, so I could see all the relevant details. Anyone catch it further up the coast, at the Gare or Hartlepool? Plus a Ring Ouzel in St Germain's churchyard, Marske, and 2 pairs of Stonechat at sea end of Redmar field. 

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Name: N. Urwin
Date: 22/4/2008 8:18 PM
North Gare Cuckoo,Seaton Common Yellow Wagtail,Greenabella Swift few north. 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 22/4/2008 7:54 PM
1 male Ring Ouzel on Seaton Common near the fence by the stream viewed from Zinc Works Road at 5 p.m. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 22/4/2008 5:19 PM
Greatham Creek - 2:00pm - roadside pool Avocet x2, Canada Goose x2, Coot x2 and Shelduck x2. Another Avocet x2 and Little Egret on Greenabella - viewed from road bridge. Seaton Common - Wheatear x4, Grey Partridge x2, Golden Plover c.80. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 22/4/2008 5:18 PM
Some H'pool Headland sightings over the last few days:- 1 Sand Martin (back at nest site)- Thus. 17/4; 1 Wheatear & 45 Purple sandpiper - Fri. 18/4; 1 Goldcrest,1 Brambling & 1 Chaffinch - Sun. 20/4;1 Sandwich Tern, 1 L.B.B. Gull, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest 1 Swallow & 1 Black Redstart - Mon 21/4; 2 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Sandwich Tern & 2 Arctic Tern - Tues. 22/4. 

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Name: Harry Old
Date: 22/4/2008 4:32 PM
Great Grey Shrike - Still at Scaling Dam 11.00am Again near pines viewable from hide 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 22/4/2008 3:43 PM
red-crested pochard on Bowesfield Marsh still. 

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Name: Ian Edgar
Date: 22/4/2008 2:00 PM
Coatham Marsh: Grasshopper Warbler showing well near railway footbridge at 1200hrs. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 21/4/2008 11:31 PM
Ring Ouzel, Seaton Common : two still, as viewed from the Zinc Works Road plus the Short-eared Owl 

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Name: jimmy goode
Date: 21/4/2008 10:31 PM
2 ring ouzels seaton common this afternoon also 21 whimbrel flew over dormans pool. 

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Name: Alex Cruikshanks
Date: 21/4/2008 7:12 PM
Marsh Harrier on Dormans Pool 10.30am. Dull brown,cream-crowned bird mobbed by Crows, eventally landing on ground/in reeds near the hide. 

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Name: Ian Thompson
Date: 21/4/2008 5:27 PM
Great Grey Shrike still at Scaling Dam viewable from hide. On top of small bush on skyline just to right of pine trees far side. About 12.30. 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 21/4/2008 12:50 PM
2 male Ring Ouzel present on Seaton Common, near to the fence alongside the ditch, around 150 yards distant. (10.30). Also present 1 Wheatear and around 150-200 Golden plover. 1 Wheatear along Old Cemetery Road, on the grass verge. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 21/4/2008 12:34 PM
Jacksons Landing - 11:00am - Black-throated Diver x1, Shag x1 and RB Merganser x1 (fem). No sign of any Ring Ozel Seaton Common at 11:30am - Stonechat x2, Grey Partridge x2, Skylark, Mipit, Curlew, Canad Goose, Greylag Goose, Teal, Lapwing and Golden Plover c.200. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 20/4/2008 10:47 PM
2 Ring Ouzels on Seaton Common, drake Garganey on Holme Fleet, drake Red-crested Pochard on Bowesfield Marsh and drake Scaup on Rec Pond. Also what appeared to be a 1st year Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid on Cowpen Bewley Tip. 

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Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 20/4/2008 9:47 PM
5 Little Ringed Plovers on Greenabella this evening and 4 Whimbrel on Greatham Creek 

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Name: John Walshe
Date: 20/4/2008 9:45 PM
South Gare - 38 Purple Sands by breakwater road at high tide 

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Name: John Walshe
Date: 20/4/2008 9:27 PM
South Gare - 38 Purple Sands by breakwater road at high tide 

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Name: Malcolm Corps
Date: 20/4/2008 9:08 PM
1 duck and 2 drake Garganey at Seaton Common on the pools N of North Gare road, flew towards Zinc road at 3:30. 2 M Ring Ouzels on Seaton Common N of Zinc road, plus Red Crested Pochard still at Bowesfield Marsh this evening. 

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Name: Graham Walters
Date: 20/4/2008 7:56 PM
Crookfoot reservoir, Goldeneye x2, GC Grebe x8, Sand Martin 30+, Swallow x10 Greatham Creek, RB Merganser x2 Greenabella, Avocet x2 

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Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 20/4/2008 7:32 PM
2 Ring Ouzels Boulby Cliffs this afternoon and Black Redstart. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 20/4/2008 6:35 PM
Great Grey Shrike still at Scaling Dam at 4:30pm to the right of the pine wood visable distantly from the hide. 2 male Ring Ouzels and Yellow Wagtail on Seaton Common from the North Gare Car Park at 1pm. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 20/4/2008 3:15 PM
Hummersea: Ad. summer Glaucous Gull on beach. 3 Ring Ouzels, single Redwing and a Wheatear in horse fields near hummersea bank. Male Marsh Harrier over Hummersea farm flew towards Skinningrove 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 20/4/2008 12:42 PM
Pair of Garganey - courtship flight Holm Fleet N Tees Marshes this a.m. 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 20/4/2008 12:41 PM
Pair of Garganey - courtship flight Holm Fleet N Tees Marshes this a.m. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 20/4/2008 12:17 PM
2 ring ouzels seaton common this morning 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 20/4/2008 9:47 AM
Singing male Ring Ouzel at Warsett Hill, Brotton at 7.30 this morning also 2 Stonechats. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/4/2008 10:54 PM
18th April - Long-tailed Duck, Seal Sands : male still late morning (11:30) 

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Name: john smith
Date: 19/4/2008 9:51 PM
justin dont report sightings of ruddy ducks please defra will turn up and shoot them 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 19/4/2008 6:54 PM
Seal Sands (am): 2 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Turnstone, plus the usual residents. Zinc Works Road (pm): 132 Golden Plover, 6 Snipe, 2 Grey Partridge and 11 Ringed Plover in the horses field. Back Saltholme (pm): 1 Garganey, 1 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Goldeneye, 6 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Great Crested Grebe and a Little Grebe. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 19/4/2008 6:28 PM
A single Swift in with the Hirundines at Saltholme early evening 

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Name: Mike Small
Date: 19/4/2008 5:41 PM
Iceland gull, Marske,Bydales school field 14:45,flew off towards saltburn with other gulls. Sandwich tern south gare flying n.w. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 19/4/2008 5:14 PM
Coatham Marsh 16.30pm Ruddy Duck x4 2 male, 2 female. Swallows, Sand Martins, Great Crested Grebe x2, Little Grebe, Sedge Warbler (Heard). 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 19/4/2008 5:00 PM
Ring Ouzel at South Gare this morning with another 2 on Seaton Common. Tree Pipit on Greenabella Marsh, 24 Pink-feet at Back Saltholme and 1 x 1st year Iceland Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 19/4/2008 3:06 PM
Scaling Dam - 10.15am Great Grey Shrike still present although distant. No sign of Bean or White fronted Goose. Drake Wood Duck present at the Yorkshire end of the Dam. Bowesfield Marsh 11.45am Red Crested Pochard with Sand Martins and House Martins present. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 19/4/2008 3:06 PM
Scaling Dam - 10.15am Great Grey Shrike still present although distant. No sign of Bean or White fronted Goose. Drake Wood Duck present at the Yorkshire end of the Dam. Bowesfield Marsh 11.45am Red Crested Pochard with Sand Martins and House Martins present. 

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Name: John Christal
Date: 19/4/2008 1:21 PM
WJ Park, Blackcaps still there plus two willow warblers, ring necked parakeets in the usual place, several mistle thrush, pair of nuthatch and a weasel, no mandarin. Several LBBG and a mallard with 11 chicks 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 18/4/2008 8:41 PM
The Great Grey Shrike was still present at 6:30pm at Scaling Dam. The bird was initially seen along Bog House Lane by another birder before flying to the birch trees at the far corner of the reserve (where the footbridge passes over the stream). It was last seen working its was along the hedge top back towards where Ted and Don saw it this morning. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 18/4/2008 8:06 PM
Seaton Snook this afternoon - Wheatear x5 by the blockhouse along with Rock Pipit x1, Turnstone x5, Redshank x9, Ringed Plover x5, Oystercatcher x7, Shelduck x2. On the water - Red-breasted Merganser x8, Cormorant x3, Eider Duck x5, Great Crested Grebe x1. Powerstation field - Ringed Plover 40+, Pied Wagtail x2, Meadow Pipit, Skylark and Redshank. Sand Martin, House Martin and Swallow over field. Zinc Works Road - Kestrel x1 (fem), Stonechat x1 (male), Wheatear x2, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Grey Partridge x2, Mallard, Curlew, Lapwing, Redshank, Moorhen, Greylag Goose x5, Canada Goose x2, Golden Plover c.300, Pheasant pair. Also hare, stoat and rabbit. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 18/4/2008 7:59 PM
At Scaling Dam Don Page and I saw the Great Grey Shrike distantly from the Visitor Centre this morning in a dead tree in the valley immediately to the south the coniderous plantation (it would not have been visible from the hide). A Common Sandpiper was also present. The male Wood Duck was still at the Yorkshire end - a stunning bird whatever its origin! Three Bramblings and 2 Siskins were on the feeders behind the bungalow at Lockwood Beck. No sign of any Ring Ouzels at Freeborough Hill in the morning or afternoon. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 18/4/2008 6:25 PM
Drake Red-crested Pochard on Bowesfield Marsh this afternoon near the Archers Law building. Also Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 18/4/2008 2:16 PM
14 Whimbrel seaton snook in the fields at the back of the power station, 3 yellow wagtails on the common just off the bridle path. 

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Name: Ian Bond
Date: 17/4/2008 11:09 PM
Single Dark-bellied Brent Goose on Seaton Common - 12.30pm 

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Name: Alex Cruikshanks
Date: 17/4/2008 7:22 PM
1st. winter Iceland Gull briefly on Dormans Pool at 10.30am today. Also Reed Warbler in brief song together with 2-3 Chiffchaffs. A Peregrine soared over Back Saltholme flushing all the roosting Gulls 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 17/4/2008 5:34 PM
Red Crested Pochard Bowesfield Marsh showing well, sedge warbler heard on the opposite side of the river to where I was. Mandarin pair still in ward jackson park, also 4 blackcaps flying around the pond bushes. 

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Name: Ian & Lauren Geaves
Date: 17/4/2008 11:24 AM
Margrove Ponds - pair of little grebes & shovler ducks, coot chicks. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 17/4/2008 10:30 AM
Willow warbler singing on the 16th at stotfold farm near seaton 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 17/4/2008 10:18 AM
Great Grey Shrike Scaling Dam on south side in Hawthorns by remains of conifer wood. Also Common crane flew SSE of there at 9:05am and Turdra Bean Goose still present 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 16/4/2008 9:24 PM
Scaup, Reclamation Pond : drake this afternoon 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 16/4/2008 8:54 PM
Mandarin pair at Ward Jackson Park, 1 x 1st year Glaucous Gull and 1 x 1st year Iceland Gull at Cowpen Bewley Tip. 2 Avocets on Greenabella, Short-eared Owl on Seaton Common. Little Ringed Plover, 2 White Wagtails and a Pink-foot on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Marty Barfoot
Date: 16/4/2008 8:53 PM
Red Crested Pochard,Bowesfield Marsh.Also 6+ Swallows flying over the ponds.2.20pm 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 16/4/2008 7:48 PM
Dorman's Pool - 2:30pm - Blackcap male x2 in bushes below top car park. Sand Martin 20+ though many more over Rec.Pond. Ward Jackson Park - 4:00pm - on island - Madarin pair, Blackcap male, Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff. Also both Mallard and Coot with chicks. Seaton Common/North Gare - 5:00pm - Short-eared Owl x1. 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 16/4/2008 9:06 AM
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Weary Bank , n Yorks side. Called 6 times ( unseen ) at 08.00h during a watch/listen from 07.30-08.30h. Also GSP, 2 Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail. No W. Warbler heard. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 15/4/2008 11:38 PM
Tundra Bean Goose, Scaling Dam Reservoir : still with 1st-winter White-fronted Geese (09:30) 

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Name: Graham Lawlor
Date: 15/4/2008 10:16 PM
Reed Warbler Singing Dormans pool, Common Sandpiper and 4 Avocet on Greatham Creek, and 4 Yellow Wagtails on Back Saltholme this evening. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 15/4/2008 9:13 PM
Red-crested Pochard and Little ringed Plover on Bowesfield Marsh this evening near the Archers Law building. Approx 200 Sand Martins Saltholme. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 15/4/2008 8:37 PM
1 x 1st year Glaucous Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip, the first for a few days. 1 x 1st year Iceland Gull at Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 15/4/2008 8:01 PM
North Gare - 5:30pm - SEO over and around car park. Pretty quiet otherwise - usual Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Grey Partridge, Pheasant, Lapwing, Redshank, Curlew, Rook, Crow, Jackdaw, Grey Heron, Teal and Wigeon. Also pair of Gadwall and White Wagtail x3. Stonechat pair along Zinc Works Road. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 15/4/2008 7:33 PM
forgot to mention 2 whitethroats, both singing and visible in the brambles over the road from the car park at dormans pool. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 15/4/2008 7:23 PM
Marsh Harrier nor arrier, hehe 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 15/4/2008 7:21 PM
No look finding SEO or Marsh arrier these last two days.Managed 3 water pipits on saline pond, 2 avocets on Greatham Creek, merlin dormans pool, lots of sand martin and swallows, no look with the garganey for me. 

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Name: a n garside
Date: 15/4/2008 6:32 PM
pair of avocets on pool besides copse seal sands 

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Name: Harry Redfern
Date: 15/4/2008 5:40 PM
You might want a scope or you might know someone who wants one. If interested, I'm selling an ES80 GA/ED Opticron Scope plus a HDF zoom plus extras i.e. Stay on Case, extra eye piece, a universal digi camera bracket plus window mount clamp. All in excellent condition and boxed. £675.00. If not sold after 7 days, going on bird forum e-bay at higher price. Contact harold.redfern1@ntlworld.com 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 15/4/2008 8:18 AM
1 Chiffchaff singing at Belasis Hall Technology Park this morning. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 14/4/2008 10:16 PM
Red-crested Pochard on Bowesfield Marsh at lunchtime. Pair of Garganey, 18 Pink-feet, 4 Avocets, 1 x 1st year Iceland Gull, 2 White wagtails and a few House Martins and Swallows amongst the Sand Martins - all at Back Saltholme this evening. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 14/4/2008 8:39 PM
Seaton Common - 6:15pm - SEO and Little Egret. Greenabella - Roe Deer x2. Firestation Pool - Green Sandpiper. Back Saltholme - Garganey pair still. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 14/4/2008 7:31 PM
R c pochard still 6.30 bowsfield marsh and pair of garaney still back saltholme 7.00 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 14/4/2008 5:38 PM
Hummersea and Skinninggrove A.M. 1 swallow, 2 male and 1 female eider (skinninggrove harbour), I wheatear and black redstart plus pair stonechats(skinninggrove jetty), 1 gannet eastwards down coast. 

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Name: Tom Francis
Date: 14/4/2008 2:33 PM
Yellow legged Gull 1ad Seaton Common near Tip at midday 

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Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 14/4/2008 1:10 PM
Adult drake Red-crested Pochard on Bowesfield new marsh this lunchtime (per Mark Rowbottom) 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 14/4/2008 12:30 PM
Avocet x6 seen this morning - 11:00am four on Greenabella and 11:05am two on Back Saltholme. Earlier there had been four on Back Saltholme so presumably two moved to Greenabella. Also Yellow Wagtail by Dorman's Pool car park and pair of Garganey on north-east side of Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 13/4/2008 11:19 PM
At Scaling Dam this evening: The 6 Pink-footed Geese, Tundra Bean Goose and European White-fronted Goose flew in at 18.55 and flew off at 19.10. Also present, a second winter Mediterranean Gull with full hood briefly in Black-headed Gull roost, White Wagtail (on new scrape), 2 Wheatears, 2 Swallows, 2 Sand Martins and a Willow Warbler. 

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Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 13/4/2008 10:43 PM
wheatear and whinchat sleddale 1pm rubbish at end of road was terrible i picked 2 carrier bags of cans & plastic bottles up why do some people have to ruin everything.Excellent views of seo on land between able and tioxide (in front of ghost ships) was hunting for approx 3/4 hour with much success also fox main road end of zinc works road 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 13/4/2008 9:01 PM
18 Pink-feet on Back Saltholme, 2 Avocets on Greenabella and 2 x 1st year Iceland Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip. 

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Name: P.W.Forster
Date: 13/4/2008 7:48 PM
1 Willow warbler , 3 Chiffchaffs Birkbrow 9.30am 

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Name: Pager
Date: 13/4/2008 7:21 PM
Great Grey Shrike Cleveland Sleddale the earlier report was erroneous 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 13/4/2008 3:42 PM
Saltburn Cliffs 07.00-10.00; Single Swallow and Sand Martin flew north as did a few Chaffinch,linnets and Meadow Pipits.3 Wheatears and 3-4 Stonechats in the cliff top fields. 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 13/4/2008 12:51 PM
4 Brambling and a House Martin at Lockwood Beck this morning. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 13/4/2008 12:02 AM
Spoonbill still on Back Saltholme early this morning. Short-eared Owl on Seaton Common, 2 Avocets on Greenabella and 2 x 1st year Iceland Gulls on Cowpen Bewley Tip. 

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Name: P Coulton
Date: 12/4/2008 10:04 PM
Saltholm Pools Black tailed Godwit 9,White Wagtail,Long Drag White Wagtail,Swallow 2,Wheatear and a Avocet flew towards Seals Sands 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/4/2008 9:35 PM
Marsh Harrier, Dorman's Pool : one today; Mandarin Duck, Redcar : drake in Locke Park this afternoon 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/4/2008 9:32 PM
Tree Pipit, Boulby : one with Meadow Pipits in the grass field by the turn-off to Cowbar this morning (10:40) 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 12/4/2008 1:06 PM
spoonbill this morning at back saltholme till 10.50 then flew off high n.e. female marsh harrier on dormans and 2 avocets still on greenabella 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 12/4/2008 12:25 PM
Saltburn Cliffs 06.45-10.00; Ring Ouzel by the rally track/golf course at Brotton(07.50),2 stonechats,6 Wheatears of which at least one was a Greenland race bird (trapped and ringed) Chiffchaff in Cattersty Gill and another in the ravine behind the coastguard cottages. Red-throated Diver offshore. 

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Name: Kevin Ryder
Date: 12/4/2008 8:34 AM
4 Brambling at Loftus 06:30 12 April 2008 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 11/4/2008 9:00 PM
Marsh Harrier, Saltholme Pools : female on Back Saltholme mid-morning; also 4 Black-tailed Godwit (09:50) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 11/4/2008 8:57 PM
2 x 1st year Iceland Gulls on Cowpen Bewley Tip. Wheatear, Little Egret and Short-eared Owl on Seaton Common. White Wagtail, Greenshank and Little Egret on the Saline Lagoon. Avocet on Greenabella, good numbers of Sand Martins and a few Swallows at Dormans Pool and a 1st year Little Gull on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 11/4/2008 5:33 PM
At Skelton, 2 House Martins present over the house/garden this afternoon. 

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Name: GXMegson
Date: 11/4/2008 3:22 PM
Scaling Dam, 1 bean goose, 1 white-fronted goose, 6 pink-footed goose and 1 [escaped] bar-headed goose at 2pm. Also 1 wheatear, 1 little ringed plover and 2 swallows. Records in the log book in the hide include 1 white wagtail at Scaling Dam and 1 red kite on Ridge Ln near Grinkle for this morning. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 11/4/2008 12:25 PM
Back Saltholme- 7:30am - Spoonbill roosting with gulls present until 7:45am after which flew off northwards very high. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 11/4/2008 7:32 AM
Marske Headlands, 11.00-midday yesterday. Fairly steady passage of Swallows and Sand Martins now getting going. 2 Wheatear. 

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Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 10/4/2008 9:27 PM
short eared owl,pair stonechat,pair teal and redshank zinc work road 6.30-7.00 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 10/4/2008 7:58 PM
Stokesley sewage works - 5-6 swallow and 10 sand martin this evening. 

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Name: M Marshall
Date: 10/4/2008 7:37 PM
Greatham Creek 4 Whimbrel flew over early am,Greenabella 2 Avocet,Cowpen Bewley Tip 2ndw Iceland Gull,Yellow Wagtail,White Wagtail. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 10/4/2008 7:04 PM
Adult Spoonbill on Back Saltholme + Little Egret, 3 x Black-tailed Godwit, 3 x Pink-footed Goose and a White Wagtail. Spoonbill then flew to flood behind Back Saltholme and landed out of sight. Short-eared Owl and White Wagtail on Seaton Common. 

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Name: pager
Date: 10/4/2008 6:39 PM
spoonbill back saltholme 5.50 

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Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 10/4/2008 11:18 AM
Back Saltholme 08:00-08:40: Failed to locate BN Grebe, but pretty sure I saw the rear end of a Common Sandpiper disappearing around a promontory (bobbing, legs looked yellow). Unfortunately, it never reappeared. 1 Swallow heading South, also 2 Turnstone, 2 Black-tailed Godwit. Greatham Creek 08:50-09:00: pair of RB Mergansers still on saline lagoon and 3 Snipe showing well there. Greenabella 09:00-09:10: 2 Avocets still, but couldn't find LR Plover in brief time available. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 10/4/2008 12:23 AM
Black-necked Grebe and 2 Pink-feet on Back Saltholme. Little Egret on the Saline Lagoon and 2 Avocets on Greenabella. Egyptian Goose with 5 Pink-feet at Scaling Dam at 5pm, also Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler sining in the carpark. 1st year Glaucous Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip. Short-eared Owl and 6 White Wagtails on Seaton Common. 1st year Iceland Gull possibly of race kumlieni also on Seaton Common for 5 minutes at 7pm before heading off over Seaton Meadows Tip. 

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Name: Eric James
Date: 9/4/2008 8:32 PM
In addition to the other reported species, there was a pair of Little Ringed Plovers on Greenabella (at 2 pm) 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 9/4/2008 8:07 PM
Hartlepool Headland - 10:30am - Great Crested Grebe x2, Shoveler, Shag, Cormorant, Eider Duck c.12, Goldeneye (fem), Red-throated Diver x3 and Black-throated Diver all in harbour. Another Black-throated Diver in Jacksons Landing. Greenabella Marsh - 6:00pm - Avocet x2, Little Egret, Snipe, Shelduck c.30, Short-eared Owl x1, Curlew c.50. In the bay - Common Scoter x1, Red-breasted Merganser c.12, Eider Duck c.12. Also Roe Deer x3. Zinc Works Road - 6.50pm - Short-eared Owl sat on fence posts alongside road, Lapwing, Curlew, Canada Goose x2, Greylag Goose x5, Grey Partridge, Wheatear pair. 

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Name: harry redfern
Date: 9/4/2008 7:59 PM
9/4/2008 6:30pm avocet pair still on greenabella all,so little egret. 

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Name: harry redfern
Date: 9/4/2008 7:57 PM
9/4/2008 6:30pm avocet pair still on greenabella all,so little egret. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 9/4/2008 7:39 PM
b n grebe still back saltholme at 7.00 

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Name: P Bell
Date: 9/4/2008 6:53 PM
Seaton Common 2 Yellow Wagtail,Swallow flew over,North Gare White Wagtail. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 9/4/2008 4:46 PM
Scaling Dam: This afternoon, the Egyptian Goose had moved to the small pool in the grass field opposite the garage on the moor road at 1.30pm (out of Cleveland). It remained there for about 25 minutes and then flew back on to the reservoir and into the reserve, where it was still present at 3.30pm. The 6 Pink-feet, Tundra Bean Goose and European White-front flew in from the southeast at 2.30pm. One Little Ringed Plover was also present on the reserve. The Black-necked Grebe was still on Back Saltholme midday at least. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 9/4/2008 2:07 PM
Hummersea A.M: Peregrine around cliffs and swallow heading up coast 

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Name: Ian Thompson
Date: 9/4/2008 2:00 PM
Egyptian Goose, Bean Goose, Pink-Footed Geese & White Fronted Goose - Scaling Dam 11am. 

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Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 9/4/2008 8:53 AM
Black-necked Grebe on Back Saltholme 8.20 a.m. Also Greenshank on Greatham Saline Lagoon 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 9/4/2008 7:32 AM
Thanks Ian. This was the first one I have seen, so it puzzled me for a bit! 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 8/4/2008 9:54 PM
2 x 1st year Iceland Gulls at Cowpen Bewley Tip, 2 Avocets on Tidal Pool and 14 Pink-feet on Back Saltholme with another 7 north over Dormans Pool. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/4/2008 9:12 PM
Black-throated Diver, Hartlepool : juvenile still off fish quay (10:00) 

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Name: Ian Bond
Date: 8/4/2008 6:48 PM
Red Kite flying over the A171 between Guisborough & Slapewath around 12.30pm 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 8/4/2008 5:27 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - 9:00am - Willow Warbler x8, Chiffchaff x5 and Kingfisher by Cloff Bridge. Siskin x2 in the garden as well this afternoon. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 8/4/2008 5:25 PM
Greylag and Canada do hybridize - in some areas they can be quite numerous. We saw around 50 near Bassenthwaite in Cumbria last Summer. 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 8/4/2008 5:02 PM
Saw a Goose on Seaton Common today which had the facial pattern of a Canada Goose, but the body of a Greylag. Would these Geese hybridize with each other? Also saw a Female Merlin at the eastern side of Zinc Works Road at 16:00. 

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Name: Alan Kraus
Date: 8/4/2008 1:18 PM
Pair of Stonechat still at Saltburn Prom/Hazelgrove wood usually at NZ 66161 21751 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/4/2008 11:29 PM
Red-necked Grebe, Hartlepool : still off harbour between lifeboat station and headland today plus the Black-throated Diver 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 7/4/2008 9:22 PM
4:30pm - 6:30pm. 2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls ad 1 x 1st year Iceland Gull at Cowpen Bewley Tip. Short-eared Owl on Seaton Common, 2 Avocets on Greenabella and a summer plumaged 'bridled' Guillemot at Greatham Creek roadbridge. Little Egret, 3 Pink-feet and a few Sand Martins at Back Saltholme and 15+ Sand Martins and a Swallow on Dormans Pool. Female Scaup and 32 Goldeneye on Rec Pond. 

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Name: Paul .W.Forster
Date: 7/4/2008 7:30 PM
05-04-08 Marfield Wetlands 2 Willow Warbler , 6 Chiffchaff 1 Sand Martin . Nostrefield . 1 swallow . 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 7/4/2008 6:54 PM
North Gare - 3:00pm - SEO x1, Wheatear x1. Greenabella - Avocet x2 still plus SEO x1 - another SEO over Cowpen Marsh. Roe Deer x2. Bridled Guillemot in Greatham Creek. 

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Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 7/4/2008 1:16 PM
8.30 this morning: 2 Avocets on Greenabella; 1 Greenshank on saline lagoon at Greatham Creek 

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Name: peter garbutt
Date: 6/4/2008 10:43 PM
for sale:leica ultravid br 10x42 in good condition with guarantee for £500.tel 01642 860273 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 6/4/2008 9:09 PM
This evening Greenshank on pool next to Greatham Creek, Swallow on Back Saltholme and 18 Pink-footed Geese in fields at the back of Haverton Hole 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 6/4/2008 5:13 PM
2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls and 2 x 1st year Iceland Gulls at Cowpen Bewley Tip today, Red-necked Grebe at Hartlepool, 2 Avocets on Greenabella Marsh and a Pink-foot on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 6/4/2008 2:56 PM
The Headland - 9:40am - Red-necked Grebe swam into harbour and remained until at least 11:30am. Common Scoter x2 present - one attacked and killed by GBB Gull - RT Diver & Cormorant at scene also. Also present in harbour Great Crested Grebe x2, Shag and Eider c.12. Greeenabella Marsh - Avocet x2. Firestation Pool - Green Sandpiper. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 5/4/2008 9:45 PM
3 swallows on the allotment pool haverton this morning 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 5/4/2008 9:04 PM
4 sessions at Cowpen Bewley Tip today produced 4 different 1st year Glaucous Gulls and a 1st year Iceland Gull. There is also what appears to be a partially leucistic Herring Gull that superficially resembles an adult Iceland Gull. Also a Great Northern Diver and a few Gannets and Razorbills flew north at Hartlepool. 2 Avocets at Greenabella and a couple of Sand Martin at Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 5/4/2008 9:05 AM
For Sale: I am currently selling a Swarovski 20-60x S Zoom eyepiece for the new Swarovski scopes. (I'm not sure if it is compatable with older scopes). It comes with its box and is in excellent condition and I am looking for £140. I am also selling a 32x wide angle Kowa eyepiece with the rubber eyecup rather than the later twist up eyecup for the 820 series scopes. This is in reasonable condition and optically very good. I am looking for £35 for it. If anyone is interested drop me a mail at james_duffie@hotmail.com. If no takers within a week I will list on birdforum/ebay but with higher price. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 4/4/2008 11:30 PM
At Sleddale (10.00-15.00): 1 untagged Red Kite seen immediately on our arrival feeding on a rabbit in sheep pasture only about 5 metres from Percy Cross Rigg road, near the farm. It then carried the remains of the rabbit and flew on to the moor, where it fed again for about 20 minutes. It eventually flew into Cleveland and finally disappeared over the moor to the east of Guisborough Forest at 11.00. Also seen: 2 Goshawks (male and female), 3 Common Buzzards, 1 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawks and 2 Kestrels. Two Harris's Hawks (both with jesses) were seen over the North Yorkshire side with a Common Buzzard. At the fishing pond at the end of Butt Lane, Guisborough: still a pair of Mandarins (both appear unringed and fully winged, though origin unclear) and 5 Pink-footed Geese. 

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Name: Mick Fisher
Date: 4/4/2008 11:15 PM
Little Owl on top of lamppost just outide Bishop Auckland at about 1945 Friday night. Great to see this owl for the first time in about 15 years 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 4/4/2008 9:10 PM
Long-Tailed Duck viewed from the Seal Sands hide tonight (19:45). Green Sandpiper still on Fire Station pool at 18:45. No sign of Avocet on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 4/4/2008 8:58 PM
1st year Iceland Gull at Cowpen Bewley tip this afternoon. Red-necked Grebe still at Hartlepool. Several Sand Martins and single White Wagtail at Seaton Common. 7 Pink-feet on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Alex Cruikshanks
Date: 4/4/2008 6:37 PM
Sandwich Tern north past the North Gare at lunchtime today. Peregrine Falcon flew north into Tees Bay, and Merlin on Seaton Common. Just 2 Wheatears at North Gare, and a Sand Martin briefly over Dormans Pool. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 4/4/2008 6:30 PM
Hartlepool Headland - 1:00pm -Red-necked Grebe was in the harbour again along with a dozen or so Eider, a couple of Cormorant, Red-breasted Merganser. Reclamation Pond - 2.00pm - Shelduck 200+ of which 43 were were sat on the point in the SE corner. Also Gadwall, Little Grebe, Northern Pintail, Coot. Mute Swan etc. On another pond in the area it was nice to see pair of Ruddy Duck still around. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 4/4/2008 6:00 PM
Teesmouth NNR p.m.: Little Egret south of Greatham Creek, in pool. 7 RB Mergansers plus 1 diver unidentified as it disappeared. Several sand martins and 1 swallow passing through 

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Name: Will Robinson
Date: 4/4/2008 4:10 PM
Hartlepool Headland today - not much there. However I did see 40 whooper swans flying north. 

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Name: ray g
Date: 4/4/2008 3:27 PM
Weary bank this AM, This was my 1st visit & instead of taking the public foot path next to the car parking area i walked up 100yds & took this route possibly to detriment??, plenty of great tits, blue & marsh, chiff chaff & a jay. Heard a "large plop" in the river but missed what it was.....otter?? Would i of been better off taking the route as suggested on the site guide? 

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Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 4/4/2008 9:35 AM
2 Avocets on Back Saltholme 8.45 am 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 4/4/2008 8:20 AM
Sighting for yesterday: 1st year Iceland Gull at Cowpen Bewley Tip, 1st year Glaucous Gull on Seal Sands, 2 Avocets on the Tidal Pool and 4 Pink-feet on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 3/4/2008 10:34 PM
Black-throated Diver, Hartlepool : juvenile still off fish quay and the Red-necked Grebe still at harbour entrance this afternoon (13:00) 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 3/4/2008 10:33 PM
North Gare - 5:30pm Wheatear x3 still, Little Egret and Short-eared Owl x1. Greenabella Marsh - Little Egret x1, Short-eared Owl x1, Black-tailed Godwit x5. Tidal Pool Avocet x2 roosting. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 3/4/2008 10:33 PM
2nd April : Long-tailed Duck, Seal Sands : still present (14:00) 

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Name: Will Robinson
Date: 3/4/2008 7:15 PM
At Seal Sands there was 1 great northern diver in front of the main hide. 

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Name: Graham Lawlor
Date: 3/4/2008 5:05 PM
Sleddale from Guisbrough woods-9.00-2.30 1 Red Kite' untagged ,1 Goshawk, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 26 Common Crossbill Westworth Wood. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 3/4/2008 2:46 PM
Willow Warbler in Danby Park wood yeterday. 5 Swallows moving up coast and Little Owl at Hummersea today 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 3/4/2008 7:52 AM
Summer plumage Red-necked Grebe in harbour entrance Hartlepool Headland 7.15 am + 1 Red-throated Diver + 4 Shelduck & 2 Red-breasted Merganser (north) 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 2/4/2008 10:33 PM
Chiffchaff in the garden again this evening. Long-eared Owl back in the cutting at Hurworth burn - three seen tonight. Chiffchaff c.12 as well - just arrived as none present on Sunday. Also weasel and Goldcrest plus the usual tits and Yellowhammer. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 2/4/2008 8:58 PM
This evening 2 Little-ringed Plovers on the old pool at Bowesfield Marsh with 2 Ruff and 2 Black-tailed Godwits. 14 Pink-footed Geese out the back of Saltholme Pool. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 2/4/2008 8:45 PM
1 x 1st year Iceland Gull and 1 x 1st year Glaucous Gull at Cowpen Bewley Tip at 5pm. Short-eared Owl at the end of the Zinc Works Road. Female Marsh Harrier over the reedbed at Dormans Pool and Chiffchaff singing in the trees by the entrance track. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/4/2008 8:34 PM
Glaucous Gull, Saltholme Pools : juvenile again plus 2 Little Egrets and 3 Water Pipits 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 1/4/2008 11:34 PM
Steve - the SEOx2 were along the fence on ZW Rd on Sunday evening 6.45-7.00pm and on North Gare Road before that. I must have just missed you tonight. 

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Name: Steve Borthwick
Date: 1/4/2008 11:12 PM
Zinc works road, 6pm today. 3-4 wheatear showing well near road,possible Jack snipe in ditch, very brief sight, curlew, redshank, lapwing, grey partridge and large flock of golden plover. not seen short eared owl lately is it still about? 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 1/4/2008 10:00 PM
Female Red-breasted Merganser on Dorman's Pool this afternoon. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 1/4/2008 8:48 PM
North Gare this afternoon - Northern Wheatear x3 still present the other side of the golf course from the car park. Also Skylark, Mipit and Magpie. From the end of the pier - RT Diver x3 - one in almost full summer plumage with grey back and red throat, Eider, Cormorant x3, Shag x2, Oystercatcher 12+ and RB Merganser x3. Also dolphin or whale north side of pier half way between pier and red marker for outlet pipe - larger than harbour porpoise - water jet from blow hole 12-15' high and length of back in view 15-20'. Surfaced twice and then disppeared heading north along coast. Seaton Common - Teal, Lapwing, Curlew, Redshank, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose. Zinc Works Road - Lapwing, Curlew, Grey Partridge x2, Redshank. Golden Plover still 500+ (repeatedly disturbed by something) landed c.100yds from road. Several Wheatear here too but distant from road. Greatham Creek roadside pool - RB Merganser x2, Little Egret x1, Teal x2, Redhank x1 & LBB Gull x2. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 1/4/2008 8:41 PM
2 avocets still 7.30 this evening 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 1/4/2008 7:17 PM
Two Avocets still present late morning, viewable from the Calor Gas emergency access. Also, Common Buzzard flew low over Back Saltholme, over the A178 and southeast over Middlesbrough. On Seaton Common: 300 Golden Plovers and 13 Wheatears. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 1/4/2008 7:16 PM


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Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 1/4/2008 1:53 PM
Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler singing in carpark at Scaling Dam, no sign of the geese up to 10.45. 14 Razorbills on the sea near Cowbar and lots off Kittywake. 2 Wheatear in the quarry area of South Gare 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 1/4/2008 1:40 PM
Midday: summer plumage Med Gull off Marske Headlands, 6 Wheatear, St. Germain's churchyard, Marske. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 1/4/2008 9:33 AM
No sign on the Cattle Egret by 8:50am today but 2 Avocets flew into Bask Saltholme at 7:45am and looked to land at the Haverton end where you could not see them from the Petro Plus pull in. I also noticed 1 dead cow and 1 nearly dead cow on Cowpen this morning and I saw another dead cow been removed from the area a few days ago. Not sure if it is due to calving or eating the plastic bags.
March Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 31/3/2008 10:33 PM
Fantastic views of Long-eared Owl on the posts by the Zinc Works Road at 10pm tonight. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 31/3/2008 8:42 PM
At Weary Bank this morning: 3 Green Woodpeckers (2 on the Cleveland side of the Leven in trees on either side of the pillbox on the hillside), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Marsh Tits, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Jays and a singing Nuthatch. At Sleddale during the afternoon: 1 Peregrine, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawks, 3 Kestrels and 300 Golden Plovers through the valley. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 31/3/2008 8:39 PM
1st year Iceland Gull, Little Egret and 2 x Short-eared Owls on Seaton Common. Little Egret and Short-eared Owl on Greenabella Marsh. 1st year Iceland Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip. 1st year Glaucous Gull on Dormans Pool. 3 Pink-feet, Sand Martin and Little Ringed Plover on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: M.Marshall
Date: 31/3/2008 7:42 PM
Hartlepool Jewish Cem 3 Wheatear,Hartlepool Headland RN Grebe,2ndw Glaucous Gull.Haverton Hole 5 Water Pipit,1 White Wagtail,Chiffchaff 2ndw Glaucous Gull,Seaton Common,2 Wheatear,1 White Wagtail.Cowpen Bewley 2 juv Glaucous Gull,Saltholm 2 Sand Martin,ad Iceland Gull. 

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Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 31/3/2008 7:40 PM
cattle egret at seal sands roundabout (the field next to the reservoir)definite yellow bill and not black approx 10.00 am 

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Name: anthony noel garside
Date: 31/3/2008 7:38 PM
cattle egret at seal sands roundabout (the field next to the reservoir)definite yellow bill and not black 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 31/3/2008 7:33 PM
Glaucous Gull, Saltholme Pools : 1st-winter with 2 Little Egrets, female Marsh Harrier and 3 Water Pipits 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 31/3/2008 7:32 PM
Tundra Bean Goose, Scaling Dam Reservoir : one still mid-afternoon; also 1st-winter White-fronted Goose 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 31/3/2008 3:38 PM
3 Chiffchaff at Portrack Marsh early afternoon. Also 2 Water Rail calling and a Kingfisher on the river. 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 31/3/2008 1:47 PM
At least 2 Chiffchaff's singing around Charlton Ponds, Billingham. 12.30pm 

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Name: Paul Macklam
Date: 31/3/2008 8:32 AM
Long Drag - LRP on pool, West side, immediately North of "pipe bridge" 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 30/3/2008 9:24 PM
Black-throated Diver, Hartlepool : off fish quay 

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Name: Eric James
Date: 30/3/2008 9:20 PM
2 Sand Martins and 2 Chiffchaffs (singing) at Margrove Ponds this afternoon 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 30/3/2008 8:31 PM
2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls and 1 x 1st year Iceland Gull at Cowpen Bewley Tip. Ruff, 10 Pink-feet, 2 White Wagtails and Sand Martin at Back Saltholme. 2 Wheatears on Seaton Common. No sign of the Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler in a 40 minute search this afternoon. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 30/3/2008 4:43 PM
The Twite flock still in the samphire at Seaton Snook.Also my first Comma butterfly of the year at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 30/3/2008 1:07 PM
Chiffchaff x4 at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park this morning - first of the year I've seen here. 

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Name: Will Robinson
Date: 29/3/2008 8:22 PM
I went back to Seal Sands looking for the osprey but , alas , I had no joy. However , with a little egret I think there was a cattle egret with it. 

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Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 29/3/2008 6:52 PM
20 Whooper Swan on Rec Pond this am. 3+ Chiffchaffs Long Drag and Long-tailed Duck Seal Sands 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 29/3/2008 6:51 PM
Tundra Bean Goose, 1st winter Eurasian White-fronted Goose and 5 Pink-feet at Scaling today. Also at Scaling: 2 x Little Ringed Plover, Chiffchaff, Woodcock and Merlin. 5 Pink-feet at Butt Lane in Guisborough and 1 at Back Saltholme. Black-throated Diver in the Fish Quay at Hartlepool. 2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls at Cowpen Bewley Tip. Female Scaup and 35 Goldeneye on Rec Pond. Also there is a pair of Mandarins on the fishing lake at Butt Lane, not sure of their origin as there is a few other 'plastic' ducks sharing the same pool. 

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Name: ray g
Date: 29/3/2008 5:01 PM
Would it be possible for of the site guides to have some clearer instructions, i'm a bit new to this & they would be easier to find with sat-nav. Cheers. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 29/3/2008 4:56 PM
Hummersea to Staithes A.M. Mass movement of meadow pipits c. 400 per hour peak. unknown quantity of twite among them. Also white wagtails and some goldfinch. Goosander male on sea at Staithes sea and unidentified scoter 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 29/3/2008 4:03 PM
Saltburn Cliffs,7.00-09.15. 423 Meadow Pipits flew north along with 20+ alba wagtails and 1 Grey Wagtail,4 Stonechats along the cliff-top and a Chiffchaff in Cattersty Gill. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 29/3/2008 2:04 PM
Black-throated Diver and 20 Kittiwakes in Fishquay at Hartlepool Headland this morning. Little Egret on Seaton Common just north of the North Gare access road. At least 9 Whooper Swans, hiding in NW corner, and female Scaup on Reclamation Pond. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 29/3/2008 9:49 AM
40 Whoopers north past Hartlepool Headland 7.50am 

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Name: P.Bell
Date: 28/3/2008 10:22 PM
Hartlepool Headland 2ndw Glaucous Gull flew north this morning,Seaton Tip 2ndw Glaucous Gull,Seaton Commom SE Owl,White Wagtail,Cowpen Bewley juv Glaucous Gull,ad and juv Iceland Gull. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 28/3/2008 8:58 PM
best bird for me this year, adult male hen harrier seaham harbor 6pm showed well. Quatering scrubb area at the back of the new factories near the train station. 

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Name: Will Robinson
Date: 28/3/2008 8:18 PM
it looked like an osprey flying over seal sands today . 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 28/3/2008 8:00 PM
Scaling Dam: No sign of the Tundra Bean Goose or White-fronted Goose between 10.15am and 3.15pm but 2 Little Ringed Plovers and 1 Crossbill present. At Cowbar: 3 Scandinavian Rock Pipits on the undercliff from the Cowbar Road by the two old sandstone gateposts. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 28/3/2008 6:54 PM
4:30pm -5:30pm today: 1st year Iceland Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip, Little Egret on Seaton Common and 20 Whoopers still on the Rec Pond. 

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Name: Ian Hunter
Date: 28/3/2008 4:30 PM
20 Whooper Swans (arrived at 2pm), Scaup - Rec Pond; BT Diver - Fish Dock; RN Grebe - Harbour Mouth; 1 summer plumage Water Pipit - Pipeline HH; Merlin - Seaton Common 

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Name: M TUCKER
Date: 28/3/2008 3:52 PM
28/3/2008 Chiffchaff Errington woods,2 weeks later than last year. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 27/3/2008 9:52 PM
Tundra Bean Goose, Scaling Dam Reservoir : one still mid-morning; also 1st-winter White-fronted Goose (10:00) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 27/3/2008 9:44 PM
Little Egret on Seaton Common and 1st year Iceland Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/3/2008 5:30 PM
Billingham - 4.00-4.20pm - new garden tick - Chiffchaff - first one of the year as well! Making good use of the bird bath and feeding in the shrub borders. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/3/2008 3:06 PM
'Hartlepool Lifeboats' pier - 10:00-11:30am - RN Grebe, Common Scoter, RT Diver, Edier and Guillemot feeding off end of pier. 

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Name: Mike Gee
Date: 27/3/2008 9:29 AM
Summer plumage Red-necked Grebe in the harbour mouth, but heading into the bay, Hartlepool Headland at 7.45 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 26/3/2008 11:21 PM
Pink-foot at Back Saltholme and a 'new' 1st year Iceland Gull at Cowpen Bewley Tip at 5pm. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 26/3/2008 9:58 PM
Haverton Hole: 4 Water Pipits. Cowpen Bewley Landfill: 1 first-winter Iceland Gull; first-winter Glaucous Gull at Seaton Meadows tip; Little Egret on Seaton Common. A Green Sandpiper on Dormans Pool and a female Scaup on the Reclamation Pond (both seen by Martin Blick). 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 25/3/2008 10:25 PM
Hume's Leaf Warbler, Stockton-on-Tees : still in Norton Churchyard though elusive 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 25/3/2008 9:51 PM
At Scaling Dam today: 1 Tundra Bean Goose, 1 Eurasian White-fronted Goose and 4 Pink-footed Geese. The neck-collared Greylag (possibly Icelandic, neck collar no NDF) was also present. The Bean Goose always kept company with the White-front and they flew off SE at 1.30pm with the 4 Pink-feet. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 25/3/2008 9:37 PM
2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls and 1 x 1st year Iceland Gull at Cowpen Bewley Tip this afternoon and winter plumaged Spotted Redshank on the Tidal Pool. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 25/3/2008 8:49 PM
Zinc Works Road 4.20pm onwards Short-eared Owl x2 the pale coloured one hunting/feeding from fence posts alongside road. Also on Seaton Common - Stonechat x2, Teal, Wigeon, Lapwing, Curlew, Little Egret x1, Kestrel x2 plus Hare, Rabbit and Fox. Greenabella Marsh - 5:00pm-5:30pm - Roe Deer x2, Grey Heron & Barn Owl screeching. 

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Name: peter garbutt
Date: 25/3/2008 7:20 PM
dave i nearly always see crossbill on the walk from gribdale car park up the bank to captain cooks monument,great ayton.25/3/08 

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Name: Paul W Forster
Date: 25/3/2008 6:21 PM
Chiffchaff on Magrove ponds 10-30am 25-03-08 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 25/3/2008 6:03 PM
First-winter Glaucous and Iceland Gulls at Cowpen Bewley tip this afternoon. Also at least 7 Water Pipits still north of the pipeline at Haverton. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 25/3/2008 4:47 PM
can any body tell me a good site for crossbills please.thanks 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 25/3/2008 4:47 PM
can any body tell me a good site for crossbills please.thanks 

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Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 25/3/2008 11:56 AM
Crookfoot Reservoir (07:30-07:50): Imm. Whooper Swan (flew off South at 07:40), 1 Mute Swan, 6 Goldeneye, 4 GC Grebe, 2 Shelduck, 3 Heron, 3 Cormorant, 2 Snipe, 2 G. Partridge. Back Saltholme (08:50-09:00): 1 Ruff, 1 PF Goose, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Shoveler, 2 GC Grebe, 1 L Grebe, 2 Redshank. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 25/3/2008 9:12 AM
Pretty quiet at Seaton Common yesterday. SEO still around plus the Grey Partridge, Redshank, Little Egret, Lapwing, Curlew and Golden Plover. Stonechat by entrance to North Gare also several Rook. Water Rail again this time making 40yd dash along Zinc Works Road from 1st layby to start of ditch on opposite side of road where it landed last time. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 25/3/2008 12:50 AM
Forgot to mention that the Black-throated Diver was still in Jackson's Landing. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 25/3/2008 12:48 AM
Visited Cowpen Bewley Tip twice today: 3 different 1st year Glaucous Gulls and 2 x 1st year Iceland Gulls. Little Egret on Seaton Common, Puffin and Razorbill past Hartlepool and Pink-foot and Ruff on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 24/3/2008 9:45 PM
24.3.08 - 11.17am - Buzzard circling overhead above A19 close to Crathorne interchange. 

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Name: P.Bell
Date: 24/3/2008 7:52 PM
South Gare Great Skua and juv Glaucous Gull flew north this afternoon. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 24/3/2008 5:59 PM
Hume's Warbler present at 4.oopm. 

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Name: Martin Finney
Date: 24/3/2008 3:39 PM
Hartlepool Marine drive juv Glaucous Gull on rocks,2 Snow Bunting flew north.Cowpen Bewley juv Glaucous Gull,ad Iceland Gull,Saltholm pools White Wagtail.Seaton Common 2 SE Owl.North Gare 4 Snow Bunting,3rdw Glaucous Gull. 

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Name: Derek.C and Kieran
Date: 23/3/2008 9:17 PM
11 Twite ,Long Tailed duck and female Peregrine at Seaton Snook. Ruff and male Peregrine at Back Salthome.2 Ring Necked Parakeets at Ward Jackson park. 

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Name: Brian Bates 
Date: 23/3/2008 6:24 PM
Hartlepool Headland Great Skua,Glaucous Gull juv, 2 Velvet Scoter flew north .Fish Quay RN Grebe. 

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Name: Brian Bates 
Date: 23/3/2008 6:23 PM
Hartlepool Headland Great Skua,Glaucous Gull juv, 2 Velvet Scoter flew north .Fish Quay RN Grebe. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 23/3/2008 4:50 PM
Black-throated Diver in Jackson's Landing, 2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls on Cowpen Bewley Tip, Pink-footed Goose with Greylags in the field north of Haverton, Little Egrets on the Brinefields and Seaton Common. Green Sandpiper on the pool opposite Billingham Fire Station and Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler still at Norton. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 22/3/2008 11:05 PM
21st Mar - Mediterranean Gull, Scaling Dam Reservoir : three adults in summer plumage and a 1st-winter; also 15 Whooper Swans flew in at 18:30 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 22/3/2008 10:15 PM
Managed the Eider and Common Scoter in the harbour at Hartlepool this afternoon but couldn't spot the diver or RN Grebe. Also Gannet x2 heading north. SEO x2 Zinc Works Road 4:00pm plus Golden Plover flock and Grey Partridge x2. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 22/3/2008 9:31 PM
Black-throated Diver and Red-necked Grebe sheltering in the harbour entrance at Hartlepool with Eider and Common Scoter. 11 Whoopers still in the field north of the pipelines at Haverton. 1st year Iceland Gull at Newburn Sewer and 2 Glaucous Gulls (1st year and 2nd year) at Cowpen Bewley Tip. Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler still at Norton. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 22/3/2008 7:57 PM
1W Glauc Gull on Cowpen Bewley tip late morning. This afternoon Sleddale was very quiet in poor weather 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 22/3/2008 1:11 PM
black throated diver and red necked grebe in hartlepool harbour this morning 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 21/3/2008 11:33 PM
At Sleddale today: 5 Common Buzzards, 1 Peregrine, a displaying female Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 30 Golden Plovers and about 50 Fieldfares. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 21/3/2008 10:34 PM
Seawatching this morning produced a single Manx Shearwater a couple of Razorbills, 4 Shags and a Red-necked Grebe. It seems likely that Mark's 19 Whoopers were still around today as 8 were on Back Saltholme and 11 were in the field just north of the pipeline at Haverton. 5 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls at Cowpen Bewley Tip (3 were different birds to those seen yesterday therefore at least 7 have been present around the tip over the last couple of days). 1st year Iceland Gulls also at the tip and in the same field as the Whoopers. Very little else seen once the wind picked up except 4 Pink-feet and 2 White Wagtails at Back Saltholme, immature Whooper Swan still at Crookfoot and 2 Corn Buntins along the A1097(?) between the A19 and the first Hart Village exit. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 21/3/2008 9:29 PM
Glaucous Gull, Hartlepool : two juveniles north past The Headland this afternoon; also Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver and 2 Snow Bunting 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 21/3/2008 9:28 PM
Glaucous Gull, Cowpen Bewley : five juveniles at Cowpen Bewley tip today; also juvenile Iceland Gull 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 21/3/2008 7:01 PM
Pair Stonechat, Coatham Marsh. Do they breed there, or just winterers? 

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Name: Mike Hodgson
Date: 21/3/2008 6:10 PM
South Gare this afternoon 2 Stonechat and 15 Snow Bunting flew over dunes and a Iceland Gull first winter flew north. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 21/3/2008 5:50 PM
Cowpen Bewley i=on field by pipeline Whooper Swan x11. 

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Name: James Grant
Date: 21/3/2008 5:33 PM
A pair of Red-brested Merganzers were sighted at Seal Sands on the estuary, near the hide, at about 11:00 this morning. I also saw Shelduck, Oystercatchers, Redshank, Teal, Curlew, Pied Wagtail, Gulls, Sanderling and possibly a Bar-tailed Godwit. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 21/3/2008 4:09 PM
Pair of Dippers on Skelton Beck, Saltburn just up stream from the Woodland Centre. One bird seen flying in to hole/crevice in rock bank. Yesterday a count of 19 Whooper Swans flying over Dormans at 15:50. Split in to two groups the smaller of which headed towards Back Saltholme (the 6 today?). The larger party flew off north. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 21/3/2008 1:10 PM
6 whooper swans back saltholme early morning and long tailed duck seal sands near the power station 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 20/3/2008 11:54 PM
Whooper Swan, Scaling Dam Reservoir : 15 reported 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 20/3/2008 10:53 PM
White Stork seen over Leven Bank near the Fox Covert pub. Seen at 15.50pm. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 20/3/2008 6:39 PM
2nd year Glaucous Gull on Back Saltholme at 4:30pm and 3 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls and 2 x 1st year Iceland Gulls on Cowpen Bewley Tip at 5:00pm. 

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Name: Martin Finney 
Date: 20/3/2008 5:16 PM
Hartlepool Headland Whooper Swan 1O and 1stw Glaucous Gull flew north,North Gare Snow Bunting 20 and Lapland Bunting 1 this pm. 

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Name: chris sharp
Date: 20/3/2008 4:52 PM
18 whooper Swans on Dormans Pool 3.00 pm 

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Name: Chris Bielby
Date: 20/3/2008 4:41 PM
White Stork 1405 to 1450 Thurs 20th March circling over Leven Bank near Yarm. Occasionally dropped to rooftop height before dropping down north east towards the Tees valley east of Yarm. 

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Name: Mike Marshall
Date: 20/3/2008 1:01 PM
Hartlepool Headland ad Med Gull 2,Seaton Common Merlin,Little Egret 2,ad Med Gull,3rdw Glaucous Gull.Cowpen Bewley 3 Glaucous Gull 1stw,Iceland Gull 1stw.Dormans Pool Iceland Gull 1stw.Saltholm PF Geese 8,Iceland Gull 2ndw,Glaucous Gull 1stw. 

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Name: s h
Date: 20/3/2008 10:10 AM
reed bunting and stonechats at margrove park 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 20/3/2008 8:44 AM
9.30am yesterday: single Pink-footed Goose on Coast field Marske/Redcar. Also 20 Ringed Plover, 20 Dunlin, only about 200 Golden Plover now, and just a pair of Lapwings behaving 'amorously'! 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 19/3/2008 11:05 PM
2 Jack Snipe flushed on Seaton Common. Also 20+ Common Snipe. Usual Litle Egret. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/3/2008 10:22 PM
Hume's Leaf Warbler, Stockton-on-Tees : still in Norton Churchyard 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/3/2008 10:22 PM
18th Mar - Snow Bunting, Dorman's Pool : one briefly between car park and the hide (10:00) 

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Name: Brian Bates 
Date: 19/3/2008 8:51 PM
Cowpen Bewley Tip ad Med Gull,2 Iceland Gull 1stw and 2ndw,3 Glaucous Gull 1stw,Hartlepool Headland RN Grebe,ad Med Gull,1stw Glaucous Gull.Saltholm White Wagtail. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 19/3/2008 7:25 PM
4 different 1st year Glaucous Gulls together at Cowpen Bewley Tip at 4:40pm (the same three as yesterday and a new bird with patterning on the primaries similar to the bird with the soiled head, the other two birds have very pale, almost white primaries). 2 adult summer plumaged Med Gulls at Seaton Meadows Landfill, Little Egret on the common from the North Gare road and 9 Pink-feet at Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 19/3/2008 5:35 PM
At Weary Bank this morning: Green, Great and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers. The Green and Lesser Spotted were both heard from the bridge on the Cleveland side of the Leven. One male Great Spotted was seen and heard drumming briefly. Three Common Buzzards were also present, plus a pair of Marsh Tits (the male was singing), 100 Fieldfares and 2 Tree Sparrows. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/3/2008 11:33 PM
Iceland Gull, Seaton Carew : 2nd-winter and an adult Mediterranean Gull at Seaton tip; Glaucous Gull and a Wheatear at Seaton Common and an adult Mediterranean Gull at Newburn 

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Name: Pager reports
Date: 18/3/2008 11:32 PM
Hartlepool Headland,Wheatear,RN Grebe,ad Med Gull.Newburn,ad Med Gull,Seaton Tip ad Med Gull,2ndw Glaucous Gull,Seaton Common 2ndw Iceland Gull,wheatear.Cowpen Bewley Tip ad Med Gull,Saltholm RSPB 2 White Wagtail,2ndw Iceland Gull,2ndw Glaucous Gull. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/3/2008 11:31 PM
Glaucous Gull, Saltholme Pools : a 2nd-winter, with Iceland Gull and 2 White Wagtails 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 18/3/2008 8:12 PM
3 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls on Cowpen Bewley Tip at 4:30pm today, Little Egret from the North Gare road, Short-eared Owl from the Zinc Works road and 2 Pink-feet at Back Saltholme 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 18/3/2008 2:37 PM
Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler still in Norton Church yard today. 

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Name: North East Birdline report
Date: 17/3/2008 11:54 PM
Saltholm RSPB Water Pipit 2,White Wagtail 1,Sand Martin ,Glaucous Gull 2ndw,Dormans Pool 2ndw Iceland Gull,Seaton Tip and Common 2 Iceland Gull 2ndw and 2ndw Glaucous Gull 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 17/3/2008 9:49 PM
2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls at Cowpen Bewley Tip at 4pm, Green Sandpiper on the Fire Station pool, Little Egret over A1185 and Short-eared Owl around North Gare carpark 

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Name: Pager report 
Date: 17/3/2008 8:18 PM
5 Wheatear and 2 White Wagtail Seaton Common reported today. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 17/3/2008 8:18 PM
Iceland Gull, Hartlepool : adult at Hartlepool Headland. 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls at Cowpen Bewley tip and 3rd-winter Iceland Gull. 5 Wheatears at Seaton Common and 2 White Wagtails 

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Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 17/3/2008 1:03 PM
Crookfoot Reservoir (07:45-08:00): 6 GC Grebe, 6 Goldeneye, pair of Teal, pair of Tufted Duck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Mute Swan. Seaton Snook (08:30-9:00): LT Duck with four Eider just off block house at low tide, 7 Twite in samphire, pair of Stonechat on fence between horse field and sand extraction works. Zinc Road (09:00-09:15): Kestrel hovering near mast, c200 Golden Plover active over Seaton Common. 

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Name: dave lawrence
Date: 17/3/2008 12:21 AM
1 Brent goose at blast furnace pools south Gare 13.00 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 16/3/2008 9:44 PM
C25 Twite feeding on samphire at Seaton Snook this am., also Merlin disturbing Golden Plover flock on Seaton common. 

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Name: Chris Sharp
Date: 16/3/2008 9:43 PM
Single Snow Bunting with 17 Twite on Greenabella this morning 

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Name: John Walshe
Date: 16/3/2008 9:26 PM
Long-tailed Duck Seaton Snook 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 16/3/2008 8:58 PM
Seawatched from 0700 to 0900 - very quiet except for a small passage of divers: 15 Red-throated, 1 Black-throated and 1 Great Northern all flew south, also a single Puffin. Good numbers of Pink-feet in the estuary with 19 at Haverton, 10 at Back Saltholme and 13 at Greatham Creek. All the tips were closed today so gulls were hard to find, however still managed a 1st year Iceland Gull roosting in the field north of Haverton and 1st year Glaucous Gulls at Greatham Creek and Seaton Meadows landfill. Other birds seen today included Little Egret and Merlin on Seaton Common, Little Owl at Pudding Poke Farm, immature Whooper Swan at Crookfoot Res, 2 Ruff at Back Saltholme, 17 Water Pipits in the field north of the pipeline at Haverton and the Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler still at Norton. 

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Name: DaveR
Date: 16/3/2008 8:28 PM
GREEN SANDPIPER FIRE STATION POOL AT 3 O,CLOCK 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 16/3/2008 8:25 PM
Iceland and Glaucous Gull at Cowpen Bewley tip still late afternoon. Little Egret along the North Gare road 

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Name: Pager report 
Date: 16/3/2008 7:49 PM
Spoonbill circled over Portrack marsh at 0845 this morning for 5 mins then flew south. 

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Name: Jason Thompson
Date: 16/3/2008 7:27 PM
Stayed until 14.30 and still no sign of RL Buzzard. Big flock (100+) of Fieldfare in same area. Bramblings still at Lockwood. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 16/3/2008 7:11 PM
Zinc Works Road - 5:00pm Short-eared Owl x1. Water Rail x1 at 4:30pm flew into end of ditch by ivy covered mound. Stonechat pair, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel along roadside fence/poles. Little Egret x2 on Seaton Common. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 16/3/2008 6:30 PM
Just read my last post sounds as if i saw the Rough Legged Buzzard at 12.00 (not so) this was when I left the Chevrons. sorry for any confusion. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 16/3/2008 6:11 PM
Just read my last post sounds as if i saw the Rough Legged Buzzard at 12.00 (not so) this was when I left the Chevrons. sorry for any confusion. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 16/3/2008 6:06 PM
Dipper in stream near Castleton. Half mile North 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 16/3/2008 5:12 PM
No sign of the Rough Legged Buzzard at Sleddale this morning until 12.00. Peregrine at 11.30am from the Chevrons. 

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Name: mark cooper
Date: 16/3/2008 5:00 PM
2 sand martins in off the north gare flew low towards the golf course 14:40. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 15/3/2008 11:19 PM
Iceland Gull at Redcar still at Coatham Marsh TVWT in field by fire station this morning 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 15/3/2008 11:15 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard, Sleddale : juvenile still by minor road between Kildale and Commondale near chevrons (09:30) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 15/3/2008 11:14 PM
Hume's Leaf Warbler, Stockton-on-Tees still in Norton Churchyard 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 15/3/2008 8:32 PM
Errington Woods Feeding Station this morning: a pair of Marsh Tits and 1 Willow Tit. A single Snow Bunting was on the beach at South Gare and a male Wheatear was on the Cabin Rocks. At least 100 Siskins were seen in Guisborough Forest. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 15/3/2008 7:03 PM
Plenty of gulls around today. 2nd year Iceland Gull on Dormans Pool this morning and 1st year Iceland Gull and adult Yellow-legged Gull in fields at Haverton. The Iceland Gull was later seen on Cowpen Bewley Tip along with another 2 x 1st year Icelands and 2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls. 2 adult summer plumaged Med Gulls on pools along the North Gare Road along with 2 Little Egrets. 25 Pink-feet flew north past Hartlepool and another 2 were in fields just north of Haverton. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 15/3/2008 6:53 PM
Green Sandpiper on the fire station pool this afternoon and Iceland Gull on Dormans pool 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 15/3/2008 6:41 PM
Zinc Works Road - 4:50pm - SEO x2 battling again. Grey Partridge x2, Stonechat x2. 

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Name: Martin Finney 
Date: 15/3/2008 5:57 PM
Cowpen Bewley Tip this pm 2 Glaucous Gull 1stw,Iceland Gull 1stw,and a possible 3rdw Kumliens Gull seen briefy, also a leucistic Herring Gull,Seaton Tip Glaucous Gull 2ndw. 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 15/3/2008 12:22 PM
1 x Iceland Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip this morning in a quick visit and at least 13 Water Pipit by the pipe line at Haverton. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 15/3/2008 9:33 AM
Craig - Cowpen Bewley Tip isn't that easy to view. Viewing is from the A1185 seal Sands Road. In a couple of places you can pull onto the grass verge but it's a little rough or view from the tip entrance or 1/4 mile SE by the entrance to the electric sub station. Sat afternoon and Sundays and weekday mornings the gulls can be resting on the fields in various places a little closer to the road. If none around then check Cowpen Bewley Road bet the pipeline and the village as the sometimes rest up on the fields there as well. 

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Name: Steve Borthwick
Date: 14/3/2008 11:10 PM
Zinc works road today 5.30 Short eared owl flying parallel with the car landing on and off every other post,for a good 10 minutes 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 14/3/2008 9:52 PM
Could anyone give me details to the best place to view the gulls at Cowpen Bewley Tip? Thanks. 

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Name: Ian Bond
Date: 14/3/2008 9:34 PM
A pair of Short eared Owls were engaged in a series of dog fights over Seaton Common at about 4pm. Not sure if it was love or war! 

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Name: Graham Lawlor
Date: 14/3/2008 8:34 PM
Sleddale 10.00am-2.30pm Rough-legged Buzzard 11.00 am from Chevrons,all so 2 Common Buzzard,Hen Harrier and Peregrine. 

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Name: Darren AP Ward
Date: 14/3/2008 7:33 PM
No sign of RLBuzzard @ Sleddale 14:15 - 16:15, but 'Ring-tail' Hen Harrier from the chevrons @ 15:45 hrs. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 14/3/2008 7:26 PM
The Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler at Norton Churchyard was very showy and extremely vocal this afternoon, it spent approx. 1hr in the blossoming trees just behind the church. Adult Med Gull at Newburn, 2 Little Egrets and a Short-eared Owl on Seaton Common from the North Gare Road. Little Egret on Tidal Pool and 2 x 1st year Iceland Gulls roosting in the cattle field in front of Cowpen Bewley Tip (plumage features and bill pattern indicates that both are different to the 1st year there last weekend). Imm female Peregrine also there and intent on ruining the gull watching. Forgot to post that there was a 1st year Glaucous Gull at the tip yesterday. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 14/3/2008 4:30 PM
North Gare Pier - 1:00pm-2:30pm - RT Diver c.10, GC Grebe x1, Shag x5, Cormorant x2, Eider x3, RB Merganser x7. Snow Bunting perched actually on the pier flew off towards South Gare, Rock Pipit x2. Grey Plover x1, Knot x6, Redshank x4, Oystercatcher x3. Seaton Common - Little Egret x2, SEO x1 viewed 2:00pm-3:00pm mostly in are behind dunes. Merlin close views on sheep/cattle enclosure and later on fence line by ditch from Zinc Works Road. Golden Plover c.500, Stonechat x4, Meadow Pipit 12+, Skylark 12+. Curlew c.20, Lapwing c.20. 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 14/3/2008 3:48 PM
Around 18 Water Pipits just north of the pipeline at Haverton (11:15). Also present here: Stonechat, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Meadow Pipit. 8 Purple Sandpipers on Hartlepool Headland on the rocks in front of the Heugh Battery. 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 14/3/2008 3:20 PM
14/3/08 - 1100-1200hrs Hume's Yellow Browed Warbler still present at Norton Church along with Chiffchaff, Goldcrest,Goldfinch. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 13/3/2008 10:14 PM
Common Buzzard at Sleddale this afternoon being mobbed by a female Sparrowhawk, plus a pair of displaying Sparrowhawks and Kestrels. No sign of Rough-legged Buzzard early to mid-pm. 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 13/3/2008 9:01 PM
13.3.08 - South Gare - 20+ snow bunting on beach. Brambling feeding on feeders at Lockwood Beck, also siskin, Goldfinch and grey wagtail. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 13/3/2008 7:00 PM
Long-tailed Duck still off the power station at lunchtime today. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 13/3/2008 5:49 PM
Minimum of 16 Water Pipits feeding in wet fields on north side of Haverton Pipeline this afternoon. Showing very well. Several Meadow Pipits in with them! 1st year Iceland Gull and 2 1st Year Glaucous Gulls at Cowpen Bewley tip. 

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Name: Ray g
Date: 13/3/2008 5:00 PM
Eston moor & pig wood area, bullfinches 6+, goldfinches 4, LT tits 6+, 1 treecreeper lots of great/blue tits, 1 reed bunting & a kestrel. On decending from Eston nab through the woods came across 2 deer, roe i presume after some investigation on the net. 

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Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 13/3/2008 3:23 PM
"Nordic type" Jackdaw in Dormanstown, Redcar this lunchtime on roadside grass verge 400 yards south of the Steel House roundabout off the A1085 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 13/3/2008 11:31 AM
Rough-legged buzzard showing well at 9am at lower end of Sleddale, from the chevrons on the road corner. 

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Name: Nick Johnson
Date: 13/3/2008 10:52 AM
I notice there have been no sightings of the Hume's Leaf Warbler at Norton for a while. Can I assume that it has moved on, or perished, or is it just because no one has been looking for it? Thanks 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 12/3/2008 8:45 PM
Zinc Works Road - 3:30pm-4:30pm - Short-eared Owl, Canada Goose x2, Greylag Goose x2, Snipe c.10, Golden Plover c.500, Stonechat x2. Distant views of Merlin along ditch towards North Gare car park. Fire Station Pool - 5:00pm - Green Sandpiper. 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 12/3/2008 6:26 PM
30+ Brambling at Lockwood Beck this afternoon. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 11/3/2008 9:24 PM
Fire Station Pool - 3:00pm & 5:00pm -Green Sandpiper & Redshank. Zinc Works Road - 3:30pm SEO already out hunting. Seaton Common birds - Stonechat pair x2, Golden Plover c.500, Kestrel x2, Grey Partridge x2, Snipe c.8, Greylag Goose x2, Lapwing and Curlew. 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 11/3/2008 5:18 PM
Short Eared Owl hunting just south of Zinc Works Road, at it's western end. Also around 300 Golden Plover on Seaton Common. Around 110 Dunlin on the town Moor, Hartlepool Headland. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 11/3/2008 4:20 PM
Juvenile Eurasian White-fronted Goose at Scaling Dam, found by Martin Blick earlier this morning and still present at least to midday. It was mobile, alternating between the resevoir (near the Reserve), the fields behind 'The Grapes' and the fields immediately to the west of the reservoir, just after Bog House Lane. Seven Pink-footed Geese were also present. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 11/3/2008 2:49 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - 10:30am-11:30am - Bank Vole appears to be living/feeding in the feeding station taking sunflower hearts/peanuts. Also present Wren, Yellowhammer x7, Reed Bunting x9, Tree Sparrow x9, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk. If calling take some food as park staff appear stop providing food from 1st March. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 10/3/2008 8:51 PM
Firestation Pool - 2:00pm Green Sandpiper and Redshank. Seaton Channel - Long-tailed Duck x1 by power station outfall feeding on crabs, Red-throated Diver x3, Red-breasted Merganser c.12, Wigeon c.20, Shelduck x5. Waders c.300 on beach prior to high tide mostly Dunlin, Knot, Redshank, Ringed Plover and Grey Plover. 4:00pm Zinc Works Road - SEO x1 headed off north over Seaton Common, Little Egret x2, Grey Partridge and Snipe. Further Little Egret at Greatham Creek. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 10/3/2008 6:51 PM
09:00 Beautifully-marked male Merlin unsuccessfully chasing passerines on Coast Field, Marske/Redcar. Headed off towards Redcar along coast. 2 Snow Buntings Marske beach/cliffs. 

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Name: Anon
Date: 10/3/2008 10:30 AM
Liam Cleveland Camera in linthorpe Road have various adaptors in stock 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 9/3/2008 10:54 PM
Liam, try RGB in Newport Road, Middlesbrough, up from Binns corner, after Jessops. They give a discount to TBC members and should be able to help you if you take in your camera and scope. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/3/2008 10:16 PM
Twite, Greenabella Marsh : c.20 beside Greatham Creek (14:30) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/3/2008 10:14 PM
Black Redstart, Skinningrove : still near the jetty (09:00) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 9/3/2008 8:26 PM
Ruff and 2 Pink-feet at Back Saltholme, Med Gull at Newburn, 1st year Iceland and Glaucous Gulls at Cowpen Bewley Tip. 6 Pink-feet at Cowpen Bewley and Long-tailed Duck at Seaton Snook. 80+ Siskins and 5+ Lesser Redpolls at Guisborough Forest also a flock of about 40 migrating Twite flew north through the valley. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 9/3/2008 7:42 PM
Zinc Works Road - 4:00pm - Short-eared Owl landed on fence post by first lay-by - big thanks to Power station police for spotting it and 'pulling me up' just to pass on the sighting! Grey Partridge x6 by last layby plus Common Snipe c.10 and Jack Snipe x1. Also Golden Plover c.500 trying to roost repeatedly disturbed by Merlin chasing something. 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 9/3/2008 5:00 PM
North Gare this afternoon (Tees Bay Side): 2 Snow Buntings, 1 Red Throated Diver, 4 Red Breasted Merganser and 5 Ringed Plover. 

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Name: Liam
Date: 9/3/2008 3:59 PM
I know this site isnt supposed to be used for this but could anyone tell me where i could buy an adapter that fits onto my camera and attaches to my scope Much thanks 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 9/3/2008 2:10 PM
9:00am Seaton Channel from end of dunes LT Duck x1, Grey Plover x5, Bar-taield Godwit x1. Meadow Pipit x3 on power station field plus Skylark x1. Meadow Pipit x1 and Stonechat x2 along Zinc Works Road fence. Humes Leaf Warbler still present at Norton. Lesser Redpoll c.12 at Beck Valley with LTT and Treecreeper x2 nearby. 

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Name: Martyn Sidwell
Date: 9/3/2008 2:03 PM
Rough Legged Buzzard from the chevrons at Sleddale distantly at 10.45am, then showed very well from the chevrons 11.30am to 12.10pm. Also 2 Common Buzzard, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk & several Feildfare. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 9/3/2008 10:18 AM
Yesterday, Swallow over Marske. Warm weather and weeks of strong South winds, I guess? 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/3/2008 9:12 PM
7th Mar - Taiga Bean Goose, Saltholme Pools : 5 feeding with Greylag Geese at Back Saltholme, but no sign of Green-winged Teal (15:00) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 8/3/2008 8:33 PM
Crossbill, Merlin and Lesser Redpoll in Guisborough Forest. Med Gulls at Hemlington Lake and Newburn. Rough-legged Buzzard, Peregrine and Woodcock at Sleddale. Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler at Norton still and 11 Pink-feet in the Back Saltholme area. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 8/3/2008 7:50 PM
At Sleddale today; Peregrine and juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard from the Kildale to Commondale road, at the chevrons. Several good flocks of Crossbills in Guisborough Forest (ca 50) and about 40-50 Siskins. 

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Name: John Christal
Date: 8/3/2008 6:29 PM
1215 today. Merlin showing in the area South of the Golf Course by ZW road. Also 2 Kestrel, Stonechat, GL Geese, Large numbers of Widgeon, Teal, Curlew. c500 Starling put on a bit of an arial display in the strong winds and while watching them c400 Golden Plover dropped in behind them for a rest in the field between Seaton Common and ZW road. Counted 320 but the small trees obscured the rest. Several were well on the way to getting full breeding plumage. 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 8/3/2008 6:23 PM
Green Sandpiper on pool opposite Billingham Fire Station. (17:15). 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 7/3/2008 9:33 PM
I know this site should not be used for correspondance, but re rubbish blowing from landfill. Environment Agency should be informed. The operator's licence requires them to cease work in conditions of high wind or erect netting. Clearly neither is being done. 

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Name: Colin Severs
Date: 7/3/2008 9:14 PM
I went for a quick look at Seaton Common today at lunchtime to see if there was anything interesting. I was absolutely disgusted!! There was so much rubbish on the common it was unbelievable. I watched from my car as hundreds of bags were blowing from the tip across the road and onto the common. DISGUSTING. Certainly not enjoyable bird watching. - Letters will go to the press - how people put up with this i don`t know. Driving back to Middlesbrough the road was littered right down past Greatham Creek and approaching Saltholme - God knows what will happen when the new RSPB centre opens. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/3/2008 10:37 PM
Little Egret and 6 Pink-footed Geese on Back Saltholme Pool (12:40) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 6/3/2008 9:06 PM
Drake Green-winged Teal at Back Saltholme today on the flash between the main pool and the road (still present at 5:20pm - asleep on the bankside). Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler still in Norton Churchyard and yesterday 1st year Glaucous Gull at Cowpen Bewley Tip. 

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Name: peter garbutt/roger wilson
Date: 6/3/2008 4:29 PM
6/3/08 between 10 am and 3:30pm haverton hole-1x long eared owl,1x woodcock.greenabella marsh-34x twite,1x jack snipe,2x stonechat,1x little egret,21x black tailed godwit.seaton common-1x little egret. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 6/3/2008 3:39 PM
Green canvas cover for telescope eyepiece found at Portrack Marsh today. If it's yours and you want it back, e-mail me at: gary.sharples@durham.ac.uk 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 6/3/2008 9:16 AM
Yesterday, ca 120 Oystercatchers in field between Church Howle Crescent and sea, Marske, pushed up there by high tide and dogwalkers. They are going to build houses on this field in the next couple of years. Stonechats nest there too. Oh well... 

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Name: Tom Francis
Date: 5/3/2008 8:19 PM
Hume's Warbler still at Norton at 1400hrs and Blackcap 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/3/2008 6:30 PM
Forgot to mention - Beck Valley - Long-tailed Tit x2 nest building. They were lining the cup with feathers yesterday and today were completing the roof dome. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/3/2008 6:24 PM
Seaton Snook - 11:00am-12:30pm - Power station field - Skylark, Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting x2, Shelduck x25, Oystercatcher c.20. Seaton Channel from blockhouse - Red-throated Diver 5+, Long-tailed Duck x1, RB Merganser 20+, Eider 10+, Cormorant, Bar-tailed Godwit x1, Oystercatcher 50+, Redshank c.12, Dunlin x4, Sanderling c.20, Wigeon c.12. From Seaton Snook - Shag x5, Grey Plover x5, Dunlin x2, Oystercatcher c.12, Cormorant x2. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/3/2008 6:18 PM
Beck Valley - 9:00-10:30am - Redpoll x9, Siskin x2, Goldfinch c.6, Long-tailed Tit 8+, Treecreeper x4, Kingfisher on stream, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Canada Goose x5, Sparrowhawk x1, Kestrel x1. Feeding station - Bullfinch 20+, Willow Tit x2, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Pheasant, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit and Blackbird. 

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Name: Martin Finney 
Date: 5/3/2008 4:08 PM
Cowpen Bewley Tip still 100s of gulls present 1 ad Med Gull,1 2ndw Iceland Gull,1 1stw Glaucous Gull,1 ad YL Gull,6 LBB Gull.Seatom Common 2 Little Egret.Hartlepool Headland 1 ad Med Gull,1stw Glaucous Gull. 

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Name: Ian Thompson
Date: 5/3/2008 4:04 PM
1 male Red-Breasted Merganser : Seal Sands diving in sea in front of hide @ 12.15. 

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Name: peter garbutt
Date: 5/3/2008 10:49 AM
for sale:leica ultravid 10x42 br,good condition with guarantee,etc for 600 pounds.contact 01642 860273 or mobile 07721412770 

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Name: John Christal
Date: 5/3/2008 7:33 AM
Highlights of an hour at Billingham beck yesterday morning 0830 were Kingfisher, Tree Creeper several Willow Tit and Bullfinch. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 4/3/2008 9:47 PM
3rd Mar - Glaucous Gull, Bran Sands : juvenile late afternoon 

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Name: Mike Small
Date: 4/3/2008 7:07 PM
Adult winter Little gull,Marske in ploughed field south of Redcar rd railway bridge with other gulls at 16:00. 

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Name: RICHARD TAYLOR
Date: 4/3/2008 2:57 AM
WAITING IN KAGOSHIMA AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT TO OKINAWA. SEEN VARIOUS BIG OWLS AND EAGLES AS WELL AS 3 SPECIES OF ALBATROSS AND MILLIONS OF AUKS AND MORE GLAUCS THAN EVEN COLIN CAN MANAGE!!!! 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 3/3/2008 10:23 PM
Short-eared Owl, Saltholme Pools : one at the south end this morning 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 3/3/2008 7:18 PM
Long Eared Owl at Haverton. Female Red Breasted Merganser on Haverton Hole. 

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Name: Martin Finney 
Date: 3/3/2008 3:54 PM
Cowpen Bewley Tip 3 1stw Glaucous Gull,Hartlepool Power Station 1 Merlin,Seaton Common 2 ad Med Gull 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 3/3/2008 3:28 PM
Portrack Marsh this lunchtime: 5 Jack Snipe, Water Rail (calling) and 8 Bullfinch. 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 3/3/2008 1:51 PM
3rd March 20008. Hume's Leaf Warbler, Stockton-on-Tees : Showing well in Norton Churchyard at 13:00. Seen from the path that leads behind the church, just as the path finishes and goes off to the left. The bird was very mobile. Fourth time lucky!! 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 2/3/2008 9:20 PM
Hundreds of gulls still at Cowpen Bewley Tip. Three different Glaucous Gulls today (all different to the 1st year bird seen yesterday which was the usual gingery looking bird). 2 pale 'milky tea' 1st years were seen this afternoon and a bleached 2nd year bird was seen this morning. 2 Iceland Gulls were also seen, 1 x 1st year and a bleached looking 2nd year bird with milky brown centres to the primaries, difficult to establish whether this colouration was darker than the rest of the markings but bill pattern was more like Iceland. Usual Med Gulls at Hartlepool and Newburn. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/3/2008 9:02 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard, Sleddale : juvenile again, viewed from cattle grid along Kildale-Commondale road (12:00) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/3/2008 9:01 PM
Hume's Leaf Warbler, Stockton-on-Tees : still in Norton Churchyard at c.NZ443221 this morning 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/3/2008 9:01 PM
Iceland Gull, Cowpen Bewley : 2nd-winter again this morning plus 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 2/3/2008 6:12 PM
2 Short Eared Owls by the Zinc Works road at 17:00 

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Name: Keith Cowton
Date: 2/3/2008 3:37 PM
Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard - Sleddale at 12 noon from cattlegrid on Kildale to Commondale Road 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 1/3/2008 8:22 PM
The Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler was still present this afternoon and very vocal. Good numbers of gulls at Cowpen Bewley tip included 2 x 2nd year Iceland Gulls, 1 x 1st year Glaucous Gull and 2 adult summer plumaged Med Gulls. Also summer plumaged Med Gull at Hartlepool and the usual winter plumaged bird at Newburn. Immature Whooper Swan still at Crookfoot and a Buzzard over Pudding Poke Farm. 2 Pink-feet with the Greylags at the Seal Sands roundabout in the flooded area behind the fire station. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 1/3/2008 4:19 PM
Beck Valley 2:00pm-3:00pm - Redpoll x14 still present in Larches north of ring road along the path on west side between A19 and the reserve. Two potential Mealy. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 1/3/2008 10:57 AM
Redpolls, Mealy and Lesser, present with 2 siskins at Billingham Bottoms at 9.30am.
February Name: Tom Francis
Date: 29/2/2008 7:33 PM
Hume's Warbler still Norton am.,Iceland Gull 2nd Winter Cowpen Tip 1300hrs,Two Med Gulls on Seaton am. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 29/2/2008 4:04 PM
A Mealy Redpoll was showing very well this morning with at least 18 Lesser Redpolls in the Larch trees alongside the western (A19) boundary of the Billingham Beck Valley Country Park, just before the entrance to the Visitor Centre. A Little Egret was on Cowpen Marsh early afternoon. 

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Name: SJH
Date: 29/2/2008 1:14 AM
Hi Lads, Been stroking the streamers of RB Tropicbird today! Just as good as I remember, especially from 6 inches! 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 28/2/2008 11:57 AM
Norton - Hume's Leaf Warbler present 10:00am onwards. Also Goldcrest x2, Blackcap pair, Bullfinch pair, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren x3. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 28/2/2008 7:58 AM
1 Mealy and at least 9 Lesser Redpolls in Billinham, feeding in Alders and Larches by the footpath on the south-east corner of A19/A1027 roundabout at 7:20 this morning (the birds were also present yeaterday). 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 26/2/2008 5:06 PM
Some interesting discussion on the Norton Hume's Leaf Warbler (etc) on BirdForum: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1135497 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 26/2/2008 3:52 PM
"Norton" Warbler I have a series of calls on a cd -" Complete birds of the Western Paleartic" attributed to the two species . For further confusion ring me to listen over the phone. I am in the book. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 25/2/2008 7:22 PM
23rd Feb - Red-necked Grebe, Seaton Carew : on the sea with 17 Great Crested Grebes, opposite the tip (15:45) 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 25/2/2008 7:19 PM
Hume'Yellow-browed Warbler still in Norton Churchyard mid morning. Quite elusive in cold conditions but subsequently quite vocal when it finally appeared. 

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Name: Stan Taylor
Date: 24/2/2008 7:41 PM
Short-eared Owl hunting over fields near North Gare car park 3.55pm. to 4.10pm. showing well from car park. Black-tailed Godwit x2 on Seaton Golf course at 4.15pm. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 24/2/2008 6:27 PM
Ward Jackson Park, 4 Ring-necked Parakeets flying around and calling aprox. 10.30am. Hume's warbler in Norton churchyard early pm. Smew still present at Portrack Marsh at 4.45pm. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 24/2/2008 12:48 PM
Seaton Channel - 10.00am-11.30am low tide - Skylark, Pied Wagtail and Reed Bunting by cattle feeder on power station field. Shelduck x2 on beach. Seaton Channel - RB Merganser c.20, Eider Duck x4, Cormorant x2, Great Crested Grebe x4. Long-tailed Duck - male between outfall and opp field centre hide - sorry Keith it appeared 2 mins after you'd left! Oystercatcher 20+, Black-tailed Godwit x2, Redshank, Turnstone, Curlew,Merlin over Seaton Snook. Twite 25+ on sea grass corner. Wren x1 in migrant bushes. Stonechat pair by sand extraction site. Kestrel x1. 

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Name: IAN
Date: 24/2/2008 10:48 AM
female hen harrier at scaling dam this morning 24/2/08 seen at7.55 to8.20 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 23/2/2008 10:20 PM
Iceland Gull, Coatham Marsh TVWT : second-winter on field by the fire station (15:00) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 23/2/2008 10:19 PM
22nd Feb - Mediterranean Gull, Saltburn : adult on the beach south of the pier (15:00); Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : two still in trees opposite Ward Jackson Park (16:00) 

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Name: L Curwen
Date: 23/2/2008 7:26 PM
6 Snow Buntings Coatham Sands/South Gare midday. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 23/2/2008 6:14 PM
Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler was very vocal this morning. 1st year Glaucous Gull at Cowpen Bewley Tip. Summer plumaged adult Med Gulls at Hartlepool and at Seaton Carew golf course. Ruff and 9 Pink-feet at Port Clarence pool. Little Egret behind the fire station at the end of the Seal Sands road. 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 23/2/2008 6:06 PM
Hume's Leaf Warbler still present In Norton churchyard today but was very elusive whilst i was there around 11am. Had been showing well and calling prior to my arrival. 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 23/2/2008 6:03 PM
The Smew was still present at Portrack Marsh this morning aswell as 1 x Jack Snipe. Two Lesser Redpoll in Norton Churchyard. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 22/2/2008 9:06 PM
Hume's Leaf Warbler, Stockton-on-Tees : still in Norton Churchyard at c.NZ443221 early afternoon 

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Name: STAN TAYLOR
Date: 22/2/2008 1:06 PM
GADWALL x6 4 DRAKE AND 2 DUCK, SALTHOLME POND (EAST SIDE)SEEN ON 20/02/08 FROM 11:30AM TILL 12:00 NOON. SHOWING VERY WELL FROM ROADSIDE. SORRY THIS IS LATE, BUT NO "ON LINE" ACCESS TILL TODAY. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 21/2/2008 5:42 PM
PM - Med Gull x2 Newburn Bridge. Little Egret Gretham Creek roadside pool. Fox on Greenabella Marsh. 

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Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 21/2/2008 1:22 PM
21.2.08 - 1.15pm - 4 waxwings still present feeding in bushes nr. Holy Trinity Rosehill Sch in Hartburn. 

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Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 21/2/2008 9:38 AM
All 20/2: 6 RN Parakeets around the clock tower entrance to Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool (12:15-13:00); 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 L.Grebe on Greenabella (14:15-14:45); 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Knot, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 L.Grebe on Greatham Creek (14:45-15:15); 1 LT Duck from Seal Sands hide (15:15-15:30); 1 ad. M. Gull, 2 ad. LBB Gull at tip by west end of Zinc Road, 3 G. Partridge, 1 Stonechat, on Seaton Common and 80+ Golden Plover in horse field behind power station (16:10-16:50) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 20/2/2008 8:11 PM
Hume's Leaf Warbler, Stockton-on-Tees : still in Norton churchyard this morning c.NZ443221 (10:30) 

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Name: Eric James
Date: 20/2/2008 8:09 PM
Yellow-legged Gull was at Bowesfield about 14:00, perched on a lamp post at the end of the road past Archers Law. A redhead Smew was on the ice-free area of the TVWT Reserve pools. Other birds on the Reserve included 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 8 Snipe. 

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Name: Martin Finney 
Date: 20/2/2008 6:43 PM
1stw Glaucous Gull Dormans pool and 7 LBB Gulls in the area today. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/2/2008 10:52 PM
Bittern, Coatham Marsh TVWT : in the reedbed by the railway bridge 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/2/2008 10:52 PM
18th Feb - Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult on light at Tees Barrage (16:00) 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 19/2/2008 9:22 PM
Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler still present today 3.00pm. Also Blackcap pair still, Goldcrest and Long-tailed Tit x2. 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 18/2/2008 7:35 PM
Hume's Yellow Browed Warbler still present in Norton Churchyard at 3p.m. Saw the bird in the trees on the southern perimeter of the Churchyard. Also Yellow Legged Gull present on it's usual light at the Tees Barrage at 4p.m. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/2/2008 7:24 PM
Little Gull, Cowpen Bewley : one still on main lake (12:00) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/2/2008 7:23 PM
17th Feb - Snow Bunting, South Gare : four on the beach today 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 18/2/2008 3:24 PM
3 Waxwings still present (12:00 to 12:30) in the tree at front of Holy Trinity school,stockton moving to the lower bushes opposite the bus shelter to feed on the berries when it was quiet. The road was about to be dug up at (12.35) 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 18/2/2008 11:58 AM
Hume's Warbler seen at 11.00. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 17/2/2008 9:25 PM
Smew, Portrack Marsh : redhead still 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 17/2/2008 9:23 PM
Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult still and a 1st-winter at the Tees Barrage 

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Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 17/2/2008 8:46 PM
Dipper on the River Leven at Weary Banks about 200-300 yards downstream from the bridge. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 17/2/2008 5:11 PM
Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler still showing well this morning (+ male and female Blackcap). Little Egret on Seaton Common and Red-necked Grebe off Parton Rocks at Hartlepool with 173 Eider and 91 Common Scoter. Immature Whooper Swan at Crookfoot and 28 Pink-feet there with 434 Greylags. Adult Med Gulls at Seaton and Newburn and 1st year Glaucous Gulls at Seaton Meadows landfill and on the rocks between the breakwaters at Hartlepool Headland. Water Pipit by the pull-in at Cowpen. 

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Name: Mike Hunter
Date: 17/2/2008 4:17 PM
Common Buzzard from the chevrons, Sleddale was at the palest end of the range for this species. It also spent a lot of time on the ground behaving somewhat like a Rough-legged Buzzard - a definite pitfall for the unwary. Bramblings still at Lockwood Beck but no sign of Iceland Gull at Redcar. 

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Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 17/2/2008 10:18 AM
17.2.08 - 10.10am 4 Waxwings still present flying between school and Killinghall Rd/Surbiton Rd. Seen from school field. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 17/2/2008 9:16 AM
2 peregrines East of Hummersea (1 mile). One bird had caught small gull or white pigeon and headed west with it while other bird circled. Also, all white mustelid stalking pheasant in brush on cliffs. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 16/2/2008 8:04 PM
Little Gull, Cowpen Bewley : second-winter still in the Woodland Park today 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 16/2/2008 7:03 PM
Blackcap male still at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park this morning. Ring-necked Parakeet x3 at Ward Jackson Park this afternoon. No sign of any owls at Zinc Works Road before 5.40pm however Short-eared Owl x1 5.50pm crossed A1185 by entrance to Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park heading to SW side. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 16/2/2008 6:08 PM
Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler (+ Blackcap) at Norton this morning and 4 Waxwings at Holy Trinity School in Fairfield early am. Adult Med Gulls at Hartlepool and Newburn and a 1st year Glaucous Gull still at Cowpen Bewley Tip. Yellow-legged Gull still at the barrage. 

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Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 16/2/2008 5:52 PM
16.2.08 - 3.30 - 4 waxwings seen 8.30 this morning in tree at front of Holy Trinity school/church then not seen again by myself until 3.30pm. Then mobile between school and estate bottom end of Surbiton Rd. Humes YBW still in Norton churchyard until 5.20pm. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 16/2/2008 5:19 PM
The juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard showed well this afternoon in North Yorkshire and Cleveland, very close to the road. Three female Goosanders flew into Scaling Dam at 15.35. 

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Name: Steve Borthwick
Date: 15/2/2008 6:33 PM
15/02/2008 Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park 2.30pm All the usual stuff at the feeding station plus a first for me. A nuthatch!! 

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Name: JOHN CRUSSELL
Date: 15/2/2008 5:50 PM
Jacksons Landing black throated diver present 1030am,also imm iceland gull Dormans Pool Tip this pm 

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Name: Mike Small
Date: 15/2/2008 4:02 PM
Yellow-legged Gull at Tees barrage,also male goosander flew up river.12:00. 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 15/2/2008 3:09 PM
15.2.08 2.30 - 6 waxwings Upsall Grove Fairfield, Stockton Holy Trinity Rosehill School. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 15/2/2008 11:37 AM
Hume's Warbler still present at 10.35 this morning. 

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Name: Ian Geaves
Date: 14/2/2008 8:24 PM
Margrove Ponds 3.30pm Single Pink Footed Goose still with flock of Greylags.5 Mute Swan inc 1 last years juvenille,also usual suspects Tufties,Mallards,Coot,Moorhen and B-Headed Gulls. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 14/2/2008 7:23 PM
Iceland Gull, Coatham Marsh TVWT : juvenile again on playing field by fire station mid-morning (09:20) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 14/2/2008 7:22 PM
13th Feb - Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : 5 still in Ward Jackson Park near the clock tower (12:30) 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 14/2/2008 4:52 PM
I took my wife along to see the HYBW this morning - unfortunately missed it by 20mins as it had left the churchyard heading west feeding through the stand of trees alongside the ring-road - hopefully it may return though. Blackcap male and Great Spotted Woodpecker showing well in the feeding station at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park this afternoon. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 13/2/2008 7:19 PM
Apart from the HYBW at Norton also this morning were a pair of Blackcap with the female showing very well and at least two Goldcrest also Lon-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch and Great Spotted Woodpecker. The verger said there's no weddings this Sat so no problem with birders visiting and using the church car park. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 13/2/2008 2:27 PM
The Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler still present at Norton between 12:00 to 12:30 today. 

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Name: GXMegson
Date: 13/2/2008 1:08 PM
Ist winter Iceland gull on playing field by Redcar fire station on the Trunk Rd, 11.30am. Very calm sea with 3 RT Diver, 4 RB Merganser, 2 Razorbill and a few Shag between Redcar and South Gare. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 12/2/2008 11:38 PM
Little Gull still present at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park this morning. Blackcap male in feeding station 10:30am. Also Siskin x3 in with flock of 40+ Goldfinch. Humes Leaf Warbler still at Norton until at least 3:00pm. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 12/2/2008 11:35 PM
The Smew at Portrack is okay. It was present on Sunday at least. It's not fishing line it's filaments of green coloured weed. 

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Name: simon duckworth
Date: 12/2/2008 9:53 PM
is the smew still at portrack looking at ian forrests' photos she has fishing line wrapped round her head and beak was she feeding ok?? 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/2/2008 8:03 PM
Hume's Leaf Warbler, Stockton-on-Tees : still in Norton Churchyard (13:00) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/2/2008 7:49 PM
Iceland Gull, Redcar : 1st-winter by the fire station 

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Name: DavidSmith
Date: 12/2/2008 5:07 PM
almost forgot no sign of Crossbills which i went for 

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Name: DavidSmith
Date: 12/2/2008 5:03 PM
12/02/08 Codbeck Reservoir 11am-1.30pm 6 long tailed tits, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Goldcrest,1 Treecreeper,1 Willow tit,1 gs Woodpecker,m and f Little Grebe,6 Siskins,1 Goldeneye drake, 2 pair Moor Hens 102 Greylags. 1 Drake black head,no white ring around neck, light coloured back ,grey tail black and grey wing flash not blue/green swimming with Mallards. Any ideas please 

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Name: DavidSmith
Date: 12/2/2008 5:00 PM
12/02/08 Codbeck Reservoir 11am-1.30pm 6 long tailed tits, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Goldcrest,1 Treecreeper,1 Willow tit,1 gs Woodpecker,m and f Little Grebe,6 Siskins,1 Goldeneye drake, 2 pair Moor Hens 102 Greylags. 1 Drake black head,no white ring around neck, light coloured back ,grey tail black and grey wing flash not blue/green swimming with Mallards. Any ideas please 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 12/2/2008 1:01 PM
Hume's y-b warbler still present Norton churchyard to 10 am at least. Redhead smew on Portrack Marsh at 10.30. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 11/2/2008 8:40 PM
Iceland Gull, Cowpen Marsh : juvenile near Cowpen Marsh at recreation ground (09:50) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 11/2/2008 8:38 PM
The Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler was present at Norton until at least 4:45pm. The bird appears to be moving around the churchyard (only a small area) favouring the holly trees. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 11/2/2008 8:12 PM
The Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler was present at Norton until at least 4:45pm. The bird appears to be moving around the churchyard (only a small area) favouring the holly trees. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 11/2/2008 8:00 PM
Very quiet at Sleddale this afternoon, with only a single Sparrowhawk and 55 Golden Plovers, despite the good weather conditions for raptors. The Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler continued to show well to late afternoon at least and was calling frequently. A Barn Owl was seen near Nunthorpe at 4.50pm. 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 11/2/2008 6:37 PM
11.2.08 - 5.20pm - 2 little owl in view together - Larberry Farm Rd. Stockton. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 11/2/2008 5:12 PM
Male Red-Breasted Merganser and Male Eider at Skinningrove 14:00. Also c.15 Fulmars 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 11/2/2008 3:31 PM
Ring Necked Parakeet at the corner of Green Lane/Acklam Road. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 11/2/2008 3:12 PM
The warbler in Norton Churchyard has been re-identified as a Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler and is still present at 2:40pm. 

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Name: Graeme Joynt
Date: 11/2/2008 1:24 PM
Have just heard there is a Yellow-browed Warbler in Norton chuchyard, in trees behid the church. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 11/2/2008 9:25 AM
8th feb c. 20 crossbills in conifer woods Gribdale Terrace, afternoon. Also 2 roe deer 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 10/2/2008 7:50 PM
Waxwing, Middlesbrough : at Ormesby in the garden of 24 Ormesby Bank by the junction with Fairfield Ave (11:53) 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 10/2/2008 6:25 PM
No sign of the Rough-legged Buzzard at Sleddale today but an unidentified distant Buzzard seen briefly at 4pm. Please read the announcement on the front page about this localtion as someone was slashing birders tyres this morning (it was quiet this afternoon but all birders were stood next to their cars) 

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Name: Mick & Sylvia Brennan
Date: 10/2/2008 5:27 PM
10.2.08 - 12.25pm Buzzard circling overhead near farm heading towards Hutton Rudby at top of bank from Weary Bridge, excellent views. In field opposite at least 6 skylark and one meadow pipit along with lapwings. Treecreeper and longtailed tit at weary bridge. 

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Name: Mick & Sylvia Brennan
Date: 10/2/2008 5:24 PM
10.2.08 - 12.25pm Buzzard circling overhead near farm heading towards Hutton Rudby at top of bank from Weary Bridge, excellent views. In field opposite at least 6 skylark and one meadow pipit along with lapwings. Treecreeper and longtailed tit at weary bridge. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 10/2/2008 4:24 PM
chiffchaff with wingbar in norton churchyard this afternoon. 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 10/2/2008 8:40 AM
Yesterday morning on Seal Sands - 3 Red Throated Diver, 1 Brent Goose and 1 Long Tailed Duck. A Short Eared Owl was hunting near the Teesmouth Field Centre at 2.30 pm. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/2/2008 9:31 PM
Caspian Gull, Cowpen Bewley : 1st-winter at Cowpen Bewley tip then lost to view (09:45) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 9/2/2008 9:25 PM
Juv Rough-legged Buzzard between Commondale and Sleddale at 1:30pm. Peregrine, 180+ Fieldfare and 18 Pink-feet over Sleddale. 1st year Iceland Gull at Coatham playing fields and female Merlin in fields behind Marske. Adult Med Gull, Barnacle Goose and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Hemlington Lake. 19 Barnacle Geese at Back Saltholme. Little Egrets at Cowpen, Seaton Common and Tidal Pool. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 9/2/2008 7:38 PM
7 Ring-necked Parakeets at Ward Jackson Park, (15.30). Male Stonechat along the power station road. (upto 17.00. 

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Name: Mike Hunter
Date: 9/2/2008 7:12 PM
1st W Glaucous Gull and usual ad Med Gull Newburn Sewer, and 2 Ring-necked Parakeets at Ward Jackson Park. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 9/2/2008 6:00 PM
Juv rough-legged buzzard reported nr Commondale at 2pm, MRKA and I re-located it at ca 3pm in Baysdale (North Yorkshire)where it moved south deeper into the National Park. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 9/2/2008 5:37 PM
Juv rough-legged buzzard reported nr Commondale at 2pm, MRKA and I re-located it at ca 3pm in Baysdale (North Yorkshire)where it moved south deeper into the National Park. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 9/2/2008 5:21 PM
Cowpen Bewley WP - 10.00am-12.00pm - Scaup x2, Grey Partridge in Faith Wood, Lesser Redpoll x1 north end of park in birches by footbridge. Goldfinch flock 40+ on north edge. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 9/2/2008 5:15 PM
Smew still present on Portrack marsh at 3.00. 

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Name: Wayne Richardson
Date: 9/2/2008 1:12 PM
Hemlington Lake. 1st winter Iceland Gull (to 11:30) & adult Med Gull that is now developing a black hood. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 9/2/2008 11:06 AM
Iceland Gull, Juvenile on the field opposite Coatham Marsh,(09:30). Lapland bunting in the coastal fields opposite the first car park out of redcar (10:15). 

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Name: John and Peter McCue
Date: 9/2/2008 10:08 AM
On Sunday, 3rd. Feb., red-breasted merganser and little egret on Saline Lagoon near Greatham Creek. 

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Name: Steve Borthwick
Date: 8/2/2008 8:53 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park. 10.30- 12.30 this morning. At feeding station, great spotted woodpecker,male reed bunting (summer colours, tree sparrows, blackcap plus all the usual. On pond 1 Scaup,1 golden eye, lots of tufted ducks. still no sign of Little gull. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/2/2008 8:52 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard, Sleddale : juvenile still present (14:40) 

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Name: Mike Small
Date: 8/2/2008 4:12 PM
5 Ring-necked Parakeets in trees by Ward Jackson park clock,12;00. Also 2 Med gulls at newburn,13;30 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 8/2/2008 2:19 PM
Another first for Portrack Marsh today - Coal Tit! Smew still on Teal Lake but can be elusive. Yellow-legged Gull at the Tees Barrage. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 8/2/2008 12:39 PM
Blakeston Lane, Stockton - 10am - Merlin female landed in tree overhanging the road by small holding 1/4 mile south of Wynyard Road - headed off towards Thrope Thewles. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/2/2008 8:06 PM
Iceland Gull, Coatham Marsh TVWT : juvenile on playing field (14:23) 

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Name: Simon Duckworth
Date: 6/2/2008 9:14 PM
7.30pm tonight near seal sands roundabout approx opposite dvla site barn owl sat on post seemed to be hunting the lazy way 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 6/2/2008 6:30 PM
Cowpen bewley Woodland Park - am - Blackcap male in feeding station. Scaup on main pond. No sign of Little Gull. Potrack Marsh - Smew redhead still present pm. Zinc Works Road - 5.05pm Short-eared Owl. 5.20pm SEO chasing Barn Owl over south-east side of rough ground towards power station. 

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Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 6/2/2008 10:30 AM
Yesterday 5th at least 3 Rose-ringed Parrakeets in the trees outside the clock tower gates at Ward Jackson Park at 9-15 

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Name: helen duckworth
Date: 5/2/2008 11:16 PM
short eared owl 4:50pm zinc works road also stonechat on fence 

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Name: helen duckworth
Date: 5/2/2008 11:16 PM
short eared owl 4:50pm zinc works road also stonechat on fence 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 5/2/2008 7:06 PM
Smew still present this morning on Portrack Marsh, viewed from Talpore car park. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 4/2/2008 6:21 PM
Zinc Works Road - 4.40pm - Short-eared Owl x1 and Pink-footed Goose x1. SEO hunted the rough ground for 10 minutes before crossing over 1st lay-by Zinc Works Road and onto Seaton Common. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 4/2/2008 4:56 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park (early afternoon): all the usual still present - female Scaup (note that there is also a female Tufted Duck that resembles a Scaup), Little Gull and Blackcap (male at the feeding station). Good to meet a new birding friend there! 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 4/2/2008 3:19 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park (early afternoon): all the usual still present - female Scaup (note that there is also a female Tufted Duck that resembles a Scaup), Little Gull and Blackcap (male at the feeding station). Good to meet a new birding friend there! 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 4/2/2008 11:11 AM
Sunday 3rd February. Redcar. Caravan Park side of the large carpark near the 'Mungle Jungle'. 30-40 Snow Bunting on the beach and 1 very tame Rock Pipit. Also Turnstones taking bread with the Gulls and Starlings!!!! 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 4/2/2008 11:04 AM
Sunday 3rd February. Sleddale from the Chevrons. 1 definate Rough Legged Buzzard (Juv) and two other very brief and distant large birds of prey (anyone see 3?). Rough Legged Buzzard for the most part was in North Yorks but flew up towards Guisborough Forest. 

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Name: Alan Kraus
Date: 4/2/2008 9:50 AM
Water Pipit Sunday 03.02.08 1.30pm. Coatham Marsh @ Grid Ref. NZ 58544 24682 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 3/2/2008 10:41 PM
Iceland Gull, Redcar : 2nd-winter in fields by fire station till 08:35 when it flew off 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 3/2/2008 10:39 PM
On 2nd Feb : Black-throated Diver, Hartlepool : at the Headland off Heugh Gun Battery 

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Name: Mick and Sylvia Brennan
Date: 3/2/2008 9:20 PM
3.2.08 - Coatham Stob Road, Elton 1.30pm - 54 curlew, 250+ lapwing, 16 Golden Plover along with 1 heron and starlings feeding in field adjacent to A66. 70+ stock doves and flock of chaffinch and goldfinch in field adjacent to pig farm. Female goosander and dipper from bridge over river at Hutton Rudby on Sexhow Rd. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 3/2/2008 9:04 PM
Atleast 3 pink footed geese on Back Saltholme this afternoon. In addition the website has been unavaliable to some users a lot of today. I believe this problem was due to a problem within NTL (Virgin Media's) network which effected access to some websites rather than a problem with the website. Hopefully the issue is now resolved. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 3/2/2008 9:00 PM
19 Barnacle Geese at Back Saltholme and 1 Pink-foot still on Seaton Common. 2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls around the Seaton Meadows Landfill/Seaton Common area. 2 adult Med Gulls at Newburn with a further adult in the south car park at Seaton. Barn Owl at the Power Station roundabout from 4:40pm. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 3/2/2008 8:56 PM
Potrack Marsh this afternoon - redhead Smew still present on east pond by fence line. 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 3/2/2008 4:33 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park: Male Blackcap, Yellowhammer, Tree Sparrow and Treecreeper showing well at the feeding station. Scaup and 2w Little Gull present on the lake this morning. 

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Name: Mick & Sylvia Brennan
Date: 2/2/2008 9:56 PM
2.2.08 - Yellowlegged gull and grey wagtail - Barrage am. Siskin on feeders in Swainby village, 2 G S Woodpecker, goldcrest, willow tit, plenty of mistle thrush, redwing and fieldfare in fields near scugdale phonebox - Jay and also peregrine over - pm. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/2/2008 9:14 PM
Snow Bunting, Lockwood Beck Reservoir : five by the road to Castleton between Lockwood Beck and Folly Corner (12:00) 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 2/2/2008 7:18 PM
Weary Bridge/Bank? 9.00am. 2 GS Woodpecker, 3 Siskin and 2 Grey Wagtail. Chiffchaff (in a mixed tit and finch flock). Also 2 Grey Partridge flushed infront of the car from Seamer to Middleton (North Yorks). 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 2/2/2008 6:07 PM
There are two Rough-legged Buzzards frequenting Sleddale: Yesterday I saw the juvenile bird hunting upper Sleddale between the farm and Guisborough Forest (mobbed by a ringtail Hen Harrier)and today I saw an adult bird fly over the junction of the Kildale/Commondale Road and the Sleddale access road before flying up Sleddale towards Guisborough forest and into Cleveland. It is worth noting that although the main roads were OK by lunchtime it was still not possible to drive further than the 'drive around' cattle grid on the Sleddale road due to snow. Other sightings today include a 2nd year Iceland Gull on the playing fields behind Coatham Marsh, 1st year Glaucous Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip, 2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls and 1 x 1st year Iceland Gull at Seaton Meadows landfill site and a different adult Med Gull at Newburn. 19 Barnacle Geese and a Peregrine at Back Saltholme and a single Pink-footed Goose on Seaton Common. 1 Barn and 2 Short-eared Owls hunting the grassland between the Power Station road and the Zinc Works road from 4:50pm onwards (the Barn Owl even flushed a Woodcock!) 

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Name: peter garbutt
Date: 2/2/2008 5:42 PM
2/2/08 15:00 female merlin crossing the A19 near to portrack roundabout. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 2/2/2008 5:14 PM
Yellow-legged Gull still at Tees Barrage; first-winter Glaucous Gull on Cowpen Bewley Tip; 19 Barnacle Geese on Back Saltholme; 1 Pink-footed Goose still present on Seaton Common; 11 Tree Sparrows and 15 Siskins at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 2/2/2008 4:40 PM
Adult Mediterranean Gull on rocks at Hartlepool Headland (near Heugh Breakwater) this morning. At least 3 Ring-necked Parakeets in Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool. 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 2/2/2008 4:07 PM
Female Smew still at Portrack Marsh at 2.30pm, Male&female Gadwall, male Bullfinch near car park. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 2/2/2008 3:22 PM
Adult Mediterranean Gull on rocks at Hartlepool Headland (near Heugh Breakwater) this morning. At least 3 Ring-necked Parakeets in Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool. 

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Name: gordon douglas
Date: 2/2/2008 3:00 PM
A juvenile?? blue phase snow goose was with Canada Geese in Locke Park Redcar at 14:00 today 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 2/2/2008 1:21 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Woodcock, Redshank and Scaup. Grey Heron x6 roosting in the dead tree on the main pond. Mating Goldeneye. Great Spotted Woodpecker x3 together. Little Gull still present. 

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Name: David Smith
Date: 1/2/2008 4:57 PM
Date feb 1st 10.30 Margrove Ponds 1 Pinkfooted Goose in field with a mixed flock of Greylag and Canadas seen in first field after last pond also large flock of Redwing and Fieldfare 

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Name: Tom Francis
Date: 1/2/2008 12:50 PM
Red necked Grebe Hartlepool,West Harbour,North Pier also Whooper Swan on Cowpen Marsh
January Name: Pager Reports
Date: 31/1/2008 7:16 PM
On 30th Jan : Little Egret, Saltholme Pools : one still present plus 2 Water Pipits 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 31/1/2008 3:13 PM
Smew still at Portrack Marsh at 2.45pm (it has moved to the smaller pool - Teal Lake). Adult Yellow-legged Gull at Tees Barrage. 

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Name: Tom Francis
Date: 31/1/2008 2:10 PM
Smew redhead still on Portrack Marsh 1330hrs 

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Name: Tom Francis
Date: 30/1/2008 8:34 PM
Iceland Gull 1st winter on Zinc Works Road Tip at 1200hrs 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 30/1/2008 4:44 PM
Pair of Barn Owls at Wynyard this morning,also 1-2 seen during the week at Nunthorpe,Guisborough and Skelton (pair) All seen early mornings by my brother (hgv driver) 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 30/1/2008 1:45 PM
Redhead Smew at Portrack Marsh this lunchtime - first record for the site! It was on West Water (the largest pool) but may have been flushed by a helicopter as I couldn't see it on the way back. Also Stonechat and Shelduck. 

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Name: Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford
Date: 29/1/2008 1:45 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard at Sleddale from 10-10 to 10-15, came in from the left and flew round near the road and went up the dale into Cleveland, watched from the main road. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 28/1/2008 9:01 PM
Black-throated Diver, Hartlepool : juvenile still at Jackson's Landing this morning (11:00); Yellow-legged Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : adult still at the Tees Barrage; Glaucous Gull, Dorman's Pool : juvenile still at Hargreaves Quarry tip, also juvenile Iceland Gull; Iceland Gull, Cowpen Bewley : 2nd-winter in field by by tip as view from adjoining road 

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Name: L Curwen
Date: 28/1/2008 7:28 PM
500+ pink footed geese flying NW over Robin Hoods Bay 12.30pm 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 28/1/2008 5:47 PM
Zinc Works Road-Power Station - Barn Owl x2 appeared 5:00pm on dot - first seen in trees by roundabout perched and hunting. One later seen from Zinc Works Rd carrying prey. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 27/1/2008 7:50 PM
6 Barnacle Geese at Saltholme in early afternoon; ad Yellow-legged Gull at Stockton on Tees Barrage; ad Mediterranean Gull at Hartlepool Headland between the breakwaters; juv Glaucous Gull on Cowpen Bewley tiip at 14:00 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 27/1/2008 7:44 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard, Sleddale : juvenile showing well near Sleddale Farm late morning, plus ringtail Hen Harrier and Peregrine NZ620120 (11:45) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 27/1/2008 7:40 PM
On 26th Jan : Iceland Gull, Saltholme Pools : juvenile left of the causeway at Back Saltholme mid-afternoon but distant (15:00); Whooper Swan, Dorman's Pool : one flew over the car park late afternoon (16:15) 

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Name: dave watt
Date: 27/1/2008 7:05 PM
I wonder if anyone saw the unusual duck at Portrack Marsh today? I only got a fleeting glimpse in and out of the reeds near the sewage farm fence. It was either a female Goldeneye or a Smew. I would favour the latter as it had a fairly thin bill. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 27/1/2008 5:34 PM
Ring tailed Hen Harrier hunting the reeds at Dorman's Pool early afternoon. Also the Barn Owl showed from the Field Centre car park and top of the Zinc Works Road from 4:35pm 

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Name: Justin Liddle
Date: 27/1/2008 3:46 PM
Back of Salthome 08.30 - Peregrine, Salthome -Pintail, Goldeneye, Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park 09.30 - female Scaup x2, Goldeneye 1 male,3 female, Gadwall plus GS Woodpecker, Tree Sparrow, and Goldcrest by the feeding station. Med Gull still at Newburn, No sign of BT diver at Jacksons Landing at 11am, RB Merganser x3, L Grebe x1 present. Headland 3 RT Divers. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 27/1/2008 12:44 PM
Seaton Snook 10:00am-11:30am - RT Diver x3, Long-tailed Duck - drake breeding plumage x1, RB Merganser x8, BT Godwit x3, Oystercatcher, Redshank and Eider Duck. 


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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 26/1/2008 9:37 PM
Glaucous Gull, Stockton-on-Tees : 2 juveniles at Hargreaves Quarry tip; also juvenile Iceland Gull; Iceland Gull, Hartlepool : juvenile off the headland still; also Slavonian Grebe (13:25) 

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Name: GXMegson
Date: 26/1/2008 9:37 PM
Presumed escaped Egytptian goose still on beck at Saltburn Valley Gardens nr road bdge. 

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Name: Sylvia Brennan
Date: 26/1/2008 8:32 PM
26.1.08 - 1.45pm - Weary Valley Bridge - Kingfisher sitting near bridge and flew downstream. 

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Name: Darren AP Ward
Date: 26/1/2008 7:33 PM
1st winter Iceland Gull @ Hartlepool Headland @ 12:40, 2 Barn Owls at dusk on rough ground between top/west of Zinc's Works Road & Road to Field Centre/Power Station 

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Name: Darren AP Ward
Date: 26/1/2008 7:21 PM
1st winter Iceland Gull @ Hartlepool Headland @ 12:40, 2 Barn Owls at dusk on rough ground between top/west of Zinc's Works Road & Road to Field Centre/Power Station 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 26/1/2008 6:31 PM
Jacksons Landing pm - Cormorant x3, Shag x1 and Little Grebe x2 all by the end of the Old Quay pub. Newburn Bridge - Med Gull still present Seaton Common - Merlin on first mound on right along North gare road later moving onto Zinc Works Road where Pink-footed Goose x3 still present plus Golden Plover 500+. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 26/1/2008 4:09 PM
At Sleddale today: A juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard was showing almost continuously from late morning to mid-afternoon from the Kildale to Commondale road by the chevrons. It made several forays into Cleveland as it hunted over the moor and was again seen to be taking snails. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 25/1/2008 8:32 PM
Black-throated Diver, Hartlepool : juvenile still at Jackson's Landing (11:43) 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 25/1/2008 10:06 AM
Two Rough-legged Buzzards were reported from Sleddale on 22nd January. I checked the area on 23rd, but only saw briefly a distant, unidentified buzzard species from the Kildale-Commondale road. Otherwise, incredibly quiet! 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 24/1/2008 4:17 PM
Birds seen on 22nd January: 2 Jack Snipes on Holme Fleet, plus an adult Whooper Swan on Swallow Fleet, Cowpen Marsh. Approx. 2,000 Golden Plovers on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 24/1/2008 4:17 PM
Birds seen on 22nd January: 2 Jack Snipes on Holme Fleet, plus an adult Whooper Swan on Swallow Fleet, Cowpen Marsh. Aprrox. 2,000 Golden Plovers on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Geoff Iceton
Date: 24/1/2008 3:41 PM
Glaucous Gull still 2x 1st winters on Cowpen Bewley Tip at midday 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 23/1/2008 7:18 PM
6 Ring Necked Parakeets in the usual trees near Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool. 1 Black Throated Diver and 1 Red Breasted Merganser still near Jackson's Landing. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 22/1/2008 11:46 PM
Ring-necked Parakeet, Hartlepool : three still at Ward Jackson Park; Mediterranean Gull, Seaton Carew : adult again at Newburn 

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Name: pager
Date: 22/1/2008 9:52 PM
11 waxwings coulby newham on coulby farm way near rosewood primary school at 10am 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 22/1/2008 4:41 PM
Common Buzzard flew over Skelton this morning. 

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Name: Helen Duckworth
Date: 22/1/2008 4:06 PM
22/01/08 689 between gretham and newton bewley - 6am barn owl sat on fence post 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 21/1/2008 9:08 PM
On 20th Jan - Glaucous Gull, Saltholme Pools : 1st-winter; also Little Egret, Peregrine Falcon & a Water Pipit 

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Name: Louise Harrison
Date: 21/1/2008 9:16 AM
19/01/08 2.00PM Egyptian Goose on Saltburn beach at mouth of burn 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 21/1/2008 8:21 AM
Sun. midday. Male R-B Merganser off Marske Headlands, in company with a seal close in. Both headed of towards Saltburn. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 20/1/2008 11:24 PM
Juv Black-throated Diver still at Jackson's Landing with 21 Red-breasted Mergansers. Usual Little Egrets at Tidal pool, Greenabella and Seaton Common. 9 Pink-feet at Haverton and 3 on Seaton Common. 1st year Glaucous Gulls on Seaton Common and Seaton Meadows Landfill. Med Gull still glued to it's lamp post at Newburn and 25 Tree Sparrows at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park. 

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Name: Julie Mason
Date: 20/1/2008 7:54 PM
Stanghow - Redwing, Fieldfare and Mistle Thrush Lockwood Beck - ~40 Brambling, Goldcrest, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Goldeneye, Greylag Geese and Pochard. Skinningrove - 4 Rock Pipits and Black Redstart. 

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Name: Darren AP Ward
Date: 20/1/2008 7:11 PM
I checked for the Waxwings on Saturday 19th Jan around lunchtime, no sign... 

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Name: G B
Date: 20/1/2008 4:10 PM
No reports of the Waxwings over the w.end. Anyone know if they are still around? Thanks 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 20/1/2008 10:52 AM
19th/Jan: Woods/moors South of Hutton village flock of 10 bullfinches; several crossbills overhead; Many siskins; peregrine over High Cliff Nab; hen harrier on Guisborough moors 

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Name: Mike Hunter
Date: 20/1/2008 9:43 AM
2 1st W Glaucous and a 1st W Iceland Gull on Cowpen Tip. Thanks to Tom F. for pointing out the easy and much closer Iceland in the field as I was busy scoring through the much more distant gulls on the tip. Usual adult Med Gull at Newburn Sewer, and an adult Peregring over too. 

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Name: George Smith
Date: 19/1/2008 10:09 PM
Saw six motorcycles on the Coatham side of the Gare today so not much chance of seeing any birds. There were four there on Thursday too. This is now a very regular problem down there. (Look for the vans and trailers parked at the side of the Gare road.) Recent sightings (when there were no bikers) include a number of Herons, Stonechats, Reed buntings and a Short eared owl. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 19/1/2008 9:12 PM
Black Redstart, Skinningrove : still on the sea defences close to the jetty but elusive (14:20) 

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Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 19/1/2008 6:13 PM
Jack Snipe on Holme Fleet this afternoon 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 19/1/2008 5:43 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park 10:00am-11:30am - Little Gull x1, Scaup x1, Goldeneye x7, Little Grebe x2, Gadwall x6, Sparrowhawk x1, Kestrel x1, Siskin x8, Bullfinch c.12, Yellowhammer c.12, Tree Sparrow c.15, Great Spotted Woodpecker x2. 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 19/1/2008 5:28 PM
Little Owl at Pudding Poke Farm and Short-eared Owl on Seaton Common (end of Zinc Works Road). Adult Med Gulls at Newburn and Seaton, 15 Pink-feet (11 at Saltholme, 1 at Back Saltholme and 3 at Seaton Common), 19 Barnacle Geese (inc the colour-ringed bird) at Back Saltholme. 171 Eider and 47 Common Scoter off Parton Rocks at Hartlepool. 1st year Iceland Gull and 2 x 1st year Glaucous Gulls at Cowpen Bewley Tip. 2 Peregrines at Back Saltholme and 1400 Golden Plover. Little Egrets at Seaton Common, Tidal Pool and Greenabella. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 19/1/2008 4:05 PM
Better afternoon outside of Cleveland: Mobile flock of 20 Crossbill in coniferous woodland next to Cod Beck Reservoir (SE470984). Red Grouse in nearby moorland. Stonechat, Fieldfare and Bullfinch. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 19/1/2008 2:56 PM
Short-eared Owl,3 Pinkfeet,2 Stonechats and female Merlin on Seaton Common at 1.00pm. 

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Name: Gary Sharples
Date: 19/1/2008 1:18 PM
No Waxwings (or berries), no Dipper this morning either. At least the weather is nice. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 19/1/2008 10:15 AM
Ted, where exactly are the waxwings. we went on wednesday to Mallowdale/whernside junc. and got nothing. Hope you can help, thanks 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 18/1/2008 11:30 PM
Glaucous Gull, Saltholme Pools : juvenile on Back Saltholme Pool late afternoon, plus adult female Peregrine and 18 Barnacle Geese 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 18/1/2008 4:51 PM
Little Owl this morning at Pudding Poke Farm. Dipper still at Hutton and 4 Waxwings still present in Nunthorpe. 

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Name: Tom Francis
Date: 17/1/2008 7:11 PM
Iceland Gull 1st winter,3 pink-feet and a Stonechat on Seaton Common 

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Name: John Crussell
Date: 16/1/2008 9:02 PM
16/01/08 red necked grebe off hartlepool Headland thismorning also still 9 pinkfeet N of Haverton Hole pipeline at 1300 hrs 

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Name: John Crussell
Date: 16/1/2008 9:00 PM
15th am 33 crossbills in Westworth wood Guisborough also dipper stillin Hutton Village 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 16/1/2008 8:09 PM
Glaucous Gull, Saltholme Pools : juvenile on main pool then flew east to landfill site 

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Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 16/1/2008 6:37 PM
4 Waxwings still present at Nunthorpe @ 12:15 today 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 15/1/2008 6:23 PM
Glaucous Gull, Hartlepool : juvenile at the headland (13:15) 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 15/1/2008 5:54 PM
Jacksons Landing - pm - BT Diver still present, Med Gull at Newburn Bridge, Pink-footed Goose x3 + Merlin on Seaton Common from Zinc Works Road. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 15/1/2008 4:38 PM
4 waxwings still in Nunthorpe, jct of Mallowdale and Whernside. NB: berries are running out. 

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Name: John Crssell
Date: 14/1/2008 9:53 PM
9 pinkfeet flew in to field N of Haverton pipeline with Greylags at 09:30 today 

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Name: Eric James
Date: 14/1/2008 9:18 PM
The Black Redstart was still on the north side of the pier at Skinningrove at 13:00. It was occasionally harassed by a Robin. In the same area were Rock Pipit and Grey Wagtail, with a pair of Stonechats on the other side of the pier. 

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Name: david smith
Date: 14/1/2008 9:32 AM
egyptian goose in river near to road bridge and public toilet car park saltburn sunday 13th jan 11 30 am 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 13/1/2008 10:35 PM
18 Barnacle Geese and a drake Smew at Back Saltholme. 3 Pink-feet on Seaton Common, 2 Black-tailed Godwits on Seaton golf course. Med Gull at Newburn and 1st year Glaucous Gull in the Fish Quay at Hartlepool. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 13/1/2008 8:53 PM
On 12th Jan : Snow Bunting, South Gare : 15 on the beach (13:15) 

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Name: Craig Williams
Date: 13/1/2008 8:40 PM
Nunthorpe, Mallowdale. 4 Waxwing. 13:00pm. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 13/1/2008 6:01 PM
Male Smew Back Saltholme,2 Med Gulls Hartlepool. 

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Name: Clive Greenley
Date: 13/1/2008 4:58 PM
13/01/2008 11.30 am Dipper on stream again in Sandwood Park 

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Name: Clive Greenley
Date: 13/1/2008 4:56 PM
12/01/2008 11.00 am Glaucous Gull imm with gull flock on field, 1 Water Pipit on pipeline, 1 Grey Wagtail by the pipeline, pair of Stonechats on fenceposts by pipeline 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 13/1/2008 4:49 PM
Black Redstart still at Skinningrove this morning,showing very well on North side of jetty. 

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Name: Brian and John-Paul Ward
Date: 13/1/2008 1:29 PM
Little Egret on Seaton Common to left of North Gare road at 0900 12/1/08 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/1/2008 10:00 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard, Sleddale : no sign of bird all day 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 12/1/2008 9:59 PM
Black Redstart, Skinningrove : one still on rocks today, plus 4 Water Pipits and 15 Purple Sandpipers 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 12/1/2008 9:23 PM
Crossbill flew over Skelton Castle towards Guisborough yesterday morning,also a distant flock of Pink-footed Geese flew south between Skelton and Brotton contained upwards of 60 birds. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 12/1/2008 8:54 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Little Egret and Grey Heron x4 roosted in dead tree on west side of main pond. Scaup x2 still present plus Goldeneye x9 (2m 7f). BH Gull c.60 present on the ice but no sign of Med Gull or Little Gull. Water Rail in small ponds car park. Lesser Redpoll x7 1/4 mile west of car park. 

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Name: Mick & Sylvia Brennan
Date: 12/1/2008 8:25 PM
12/1/08 - 10.30 Nunthorpe 4 waxwings present Mallowdale. 3.10pm - Barrage - Kingfisher, Med Gull and Y.L Gull and 1 siskin. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 12/1/2008 5:13 PM
3 Lapland Buntings showing well on seaward side of the Cleveland Way at the Cowbar Lane end late morning and 4 Waxwings at juncton of Mallowdale and Whernside at 14.00 hrs. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 12/1/2008 5:13 PM
Normal flock of Barnacle Geese, Kingfisher and Scaup Back Saltholme this afternoon. Approx 10 Pink-feet in with the Geese in Haverton area. 

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Name: Albert Porritt
Date: 12/1/2008 1:44 PM
We saw an Egyptian Goose by the beck just before it goes under the road at Saltburn this morning. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 11/1/2008 8:38 PM
Mediterranean Gull, Seaton Carew : adult still at Newburn Bridge car park (11:30); Waxwing, Nunthorpe : 4 on Mallowdale (13:10) 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 11/1/2008 8:37 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard, Sleddale : still present this morning; also perched on rock east of West House (12:30) (also seen at south end later in afternoon, with Peregrine) 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 11/1/2008 5:20 PM
Black Redstart still at Skinning grove, showing intermittently on jetty rocks between car park and old jetty. Also several grey wagtails and pair stonechats 

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Name: Mike small
Date: 11/1/2008 4:12 PM
rough-legged buzzard sleddale (south end) 12:00. 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 11/1/2008 2:41 PM
11/1/08, 10am. Mediterranean Gull, Marske beach among Black-headeds. Headed up onto fields next to Redmar Stores field, then back down to beach and along towrds Saltburn. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 10/1/2008 12:09 AM
Marine Drive, Hartlepool - 10:00am Common Scoter 100+, Eider Duck c.50. Jacksons Landing BT Diver x1. Seaton Carew Golf Course Black-taield Godwit x3. Seaton Common from Zinc Works Road - Pink-footed Goose x2 with Greylag Goose c.30. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 9/1/2008 7:48 PM
On 7th Jan, at Hartlepool : Black-throated Diver, juvenile still at Jackson's Landing; Mediterranean Gull, adult at Newburn Bridge; Iceland Gull, juvenile at Partron Rocks briefly. Also drake Scaup on Back Saltholme Pool. 

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Name: Wilf Nash
Date: 9/1/2008 7:18 PM
Rough Legged Buzzard still in Sleddale today. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 9/1/2008 6:11 PM
1st winter Glaucous Gull in very large flock of gulls in field north of Haverton pipe-line late afternoon. Single Black-throated Diver still Jackson's Landing. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 8/1/2008 8:50 PM
At Hartlepool : Black-throated Diver by Jackson's Landing (10:00), Red-necked Grebe off the Headland at the north end of Marine Drive (10:30) 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 8/1/2008 2:51 PM
Black Redstart still at Skinningrove this morning on the sea defences near the jetty but very elusive at times. At Cowbar, at least 10 Lapland Buntings with the Skylarks from the Cleveland Way in the fields between the Pumping Station and Cowbar Lane. They were seen this morning by Martin Blick, then later by Tom Francis and myself. 

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Name: Ben Taylor
Date: 8/1/2008 2:17 PM
R L Buzzard still at Sleddale this morning. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 7/1/2008 10:58 PM
Tom Francis, John Sharp, John Regan and I got close-range views of the Rough-legged Buzzard at Sleddale this afternoon. From 14.00 hrs onwards, it was on show almost continuously, both in the air and on the ground, and by mid-afternoon it was joined by a Common Buzzard. Both birds briefly ventured into Cleveland and then flew back down the valley towards the Commondale road. It was seen to catch snails, drop these from about 10m height to break the shells and then 'peel' them in flight. The best place to look is from the cattle grid before the beck or the chevrons on the bankside. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 7/1/2008 10:50 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard, Sleddale : present mid-afternoon (15:10) 

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Name: mark tyreman-john cooper
Date: 7/1/2008 6:34 PM
black redstart still on rocks skinningrove(13-30) snow bunting x4 redcar stray between roundabout and stray cafe(14-30) 

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Name: Julie Hogg
Date: 7/1/2008 2:28 PM
2 Pink-footed Geese still by Zinc Road, 8.30 am 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 6/1/2008 11:06 PM
Black Redstart, Skinningrove : on rocks near the jetty (14:30) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 6/1/2008 11:02 PM
Dipper still in the stream at 'Midstream' in Hutton Village. 317 Greylays, 104 Pink-feet and 341 Teal at Scaling Dam, also Water Pipit in front of the hide and Willow Tit on the feeder. 

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Name: Stan Taylor
Date: 6/1/2008 6:40 PM
Jackson's Landing - 1:30pm B/T Diver x1, R/T Merganser x16 (6 female, 10 male)Med Gull at Newburn (2:00pm)also at Newburn on high tide shingle - Many Oystercatcher, Redshank, Turnstone, Purple Sand, Sanderling and Ringed Plover. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 6/1/2008 4:57 PM
Rough-legged Buzzard found in Commondale this afternoon and was tracked to Sleddale by the finders who also saw it enter Cleveland although it spent most its time in N Yorks. It then spent about 1 hour mainly sat in trees around NZ635101 before it dropped out of view and could not be refound again by dusk. 

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Name: Paul Leatherland
Date: 6/1/2008 4:29 PM
104 pink feet at scaling dam resv this morning. Also 30+ Siskins; Treecreeper and willow tit near car park + Bullfinches nearby 

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Name: Gordon Douglas
Date: 6/1/2008 3:18 PM
Egyptian Goose still near carpark at Saltburn Gill 

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Name: Steve Duke
Date: 6/1/2008 3:15 PM
11 am. ca 70 Pink-feet Marske, moving up coast towards Saltburn. Honking beautifully! 

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Name: Ian Foster
Date: 6/1/2008 1:01 PM
A few bits seen this morning inc Yellow Legged Gull and Kingfisher at Tees Barrage, Tree sparrow x20+, Siskin, G.S.Woodpecker at Cowpen Bewley Feeding station but no sign of Scaup or Little Gull on the pond. Pink Footed Goose x 2 and Stonechat from Zinc Works road, Little egret on Seaton Common, Little Egret Cowpen Marsh, Twite x 29 on Greenabella, Scaup, Ruff and Barnacle Geese x 11 on Back saltholme. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 5/1/2008 11:50 PM
Red-necked Grebe, Hartlepool : off Jewish Cemetery, also 2 Velvet Scoters flew north (12:00) 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 5/1/2008 9:00 PM
Not much more to add except 2 Pink-feet on Seaton Common from Zinc Works Road, 2 Velvet Scoter off Parton Rocks at Hartlepool (with Common Scoter flock), Velvet Scoter at South Gare and 21 Barnacle Geese flew off high north-west from Saltholme late afternoon. Med Gull at Newburn as always!! 

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Name: Chris Bell
Date: 5/1/2008 8:18 PM
Forgot to mention 4 Little Egrets roosted in Rossmere Park, Hartlepool tonight too. 

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Name: Chris Bell
Date: 5/1/2008 8:16 PM
Birds around Cleveland today (not mentioned already) included Red-necked Grebe (off the Jewish (Spion Kop Cemetery), 1st w Glaucous Gull & 1st w Iceland Gull (Zinc Works Road), 1st w Glaucous Gull (Cowpen Bewley Tip), drake Scaup & several Barnacle Geese (Back Saltholme), & single Water Pipit (Haverton Hill Pipeline). 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 5/1/2008 6:08 PM
Dipper still present at Hutton Gate on stream in garden of 'Midstream' and 40 Siskins near the Old Schoolhouse. At least 25 Bramblings, including some stunning males, at Lockwood Beck feeding on Beech mast between the toilet block and access track. Water Pipit still present at Scaling Dam, showing really well in front of the hide and obviously benefiting from the extremely low water levels in the reservoir, due to water being drawn off for future environmental works. 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 5/1/2008 4:42 PM
Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park - am - Little Gull x1, Scaup x2, Goldeneye x5. Also Grey Wagtail x3. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 5/1/2008 4:17 PM
Adult y-l gull at Tees Barrage at 10am. 

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Name: GX Megson
Date: 5/1/2008 4:16 PM
2 b-t divers Jackson's landing, 1 imm glaucous gull Hargreaves tip, 4 Bewick's swans Dorman's pool & 1 water pipit Haverton Hole pipeline. 

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Name: Mick Brennan
Date: 5/1/2008 4:13 PM
5/1/08 1430hrs - 2x Kingfisher on White water rafting course Tees Barrage 

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Name: Ian Forrest
Date: 4/1/2008 8:09 PM
North Gare access road - 2:00pm - Merlin (f) on post alongside road. 

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Name: mark tyreman and john cooper
Date: 4/1/2008 8:07 PM
jacksons landing juv iceland gull(8,30)black throated diversx2.drake scaup with eider off the headland midday.bewick swansx4 still dormans. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 4/1/2008 8:04 PM
Iceland Gull, Hartlepool : juvenile from Jackson's Landing at c.NZ515331 (08:30) 

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Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 4/1/2008 5:02 PM
At least 2, poss 3 1w Glaucous Gulls in the large cornfield to the north of Haverton Hole this afternoon, roosting with masses of large gulls. These birds were flushed off the tip at Cowpen by the bird scarers. 

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Name: Mark Rowbottom
Date: 4/1/2008 4:25 PM
Dipper again this afternoon at Hutton Gate. Slav Grebe still on Bran Sands, Velvet Scoter in the bay and c30 Snow Buntings on the beach at South Gare. 

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Name: Ted Parker
Date: 4/1/2008 4:01 PM
Hartlepool Headland: 3 adult Little Gulls flew south past Parton Rocks and a first-winter Glaucous Gull and a Velvet Scoter also there. A flock of 50 Purple Sandpipers flew towards Steetley near high tide. Two Black-throated Divers were at Jackson's Landing and the usual Mediterranean Gull was showing down to a few feet at Newburn. Two Black-tailed Godwits on Seaton Carew Golf Course, a Little Egret on Seaton Common (from North Gare Road) and 2 Pink-footed Geese from Zinc Works Road. Four Bewick's Swans still present on Dormans Pool and the drake Scaup on Back Saltholme. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 4/1/2008 11:02 AM
Tawny Owl outside my house in Norton at 3.00 AM. The advantage of having an insomniac partner! 

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Name: A McLee
Date: 3/1/2008 9:50 PM
Adult female peregrine on Saltholme Reserve. View from Petroplus 

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Name: mark tyreman
Date: 3/1/2008 8:12 PM
little gullx1cowpen bewley pond(1400) 

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Name: mark tyreman
Date: 3/1/2008 8:10 PM
little gull cowpen bewley pond(1400)x1 

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Name: Geoff Iceton
Date: 3/1/2008 4:06 PM
Slavonian Grebe still on Bran Sands at midday. 

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Name: Pager Reports
Date: 2/1/2008 11:35 PM
Waxwing, Guisborough : one in trees in gardens around Mossdale Road & Rosedale Road 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 2/1/2008 10:21 PM
Yellow-legged Gull in its usual place on the Barrage, Kingfisher on the white water rafting course and 14 Siskins in the trees on the south side of the Barrage. 

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Name: Keith Ryan
Date: 2/1/2008 4:40 PM
Approx 100 Pinkfeet flying west over Norton at 11.45 am. 

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Name: Damian Money
Date: 2/1/2008 4:37 PM
Barn Owl this morning near the by-pass at Skelton 

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Name: Richard Taylor
Date: 2/1/2008 3:42 PM
2 Black-throated Divers Jacksons Landing, fem Velvet Scoter off Parton Rocks, Little Egrets on Cowpen and Seaton Common, drake Scaup on Back Saltholme and 2+ Water Pipits along the pipeline at Haverton Hole. Also a wierd hybrid gull on the tip at Cowpen, looks a bit like a 1w Glauc but it isnt, although I wouldnt like to comment as to its origins! 

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Name: Gordon Douglas
Date: 2/1/2008 10:34 AM
9:35 a.m. Bittern flew into reeds at Coatham Marsh.Then a few minutes later flew off into larger reeds around large lake. 

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Name: D Lawrence
Date: 1/1/2008 11:14 PM
1 Slav Grebe on barn sands & 5 x L T Duck over south gare heading for seal sands at 11.30 am 

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Name: Colin Dodsworth
Date: 1/1/2008 9:48 PM
In addition to Stew's sighting there was good numbers of wildfowl around today: 18 Barnacles still on Back Saltholme (just before dusk), 2 Pink-feet on Seaton Common viewed from the Zinc Works Road and 3 Dark-bellied Brents on Seal Sands. 64 Goldeneye, 1 Pochard and 1 Long-tailed Duck also on Seal Sands. Usual adult Med Gulls at Newburn Sewer and Hemlingtom Lake, the latter site also had a Barnacle Goose with the Canada Geese. 20+ Tree Sparrows with over 40 Yellowhammers around the feeding station/carpark at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park. 

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Name: Stewart Hinley
Date: 1/1/2008 6:30 PM
Apart from below, other Jan 1 highlights include Little Gull at Cowpen Beley Woodland Park, 2 BT Divers in Jackson's Landing a flock of 7 RN Parakeets in Ward Jackson Park. Also 2+ Water Pipits along the pipeline nr Haverton Hole and 34 Twite on Greenabella. 

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Name: Jamie Duffie
Date: 1/1/2008 4:17 PM
Four Bewick's Swans on Dorman's Pool this afternoon. Drake Scaup Back Saltholme


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