Monthly Archives: December 2014

1st December 2014

1st December 2014 This week Members’ sightings included: Isobelline Wheatear at Seaton Sluice; Barnacle Geese, Canada Geese, Golden Eye and Gadwall at Bolton Gravel Pits; Whooper Swans at RSPB Saltholme; Sisken at Low Coniscliffe; Goldcrest in Darlington and Croft; 58 rook nests at Croft; Jays, Cormorant, Dabchick, Wrens on Teesdale Way Hurworth to Middleton One […]

24th November 2014 This week Members’ sightings included: Isobelline Wheatear at Seaton Sluice; Barnacle Geese, Canada Geese, Golden Eye and Gadwall at Bolton Gravel Pits; Whooper Swans at RSPB Saltholme; Sisken at Low Coniscliffe; Goldcrest in Darlington and Croft; 58 rook nests at Croft; Jays, Cormorant, Dabchick, Wrens on Teesdale Way Hurworth to Middleton One […]

17th November 2014 This week Members’ sightings included: cormorant at Hurworth, tree creeper in a Darlington garden; Siskins, Goldfinches, Marsh Tit and Longtailed Tit at Low Coniscliffe; Peregrine Falcon, Sparrow Hawk taking a Moorhen, Fox taking a Teal, Pintail, and Merlin at RSPB Saltholme; Gadwall at Bolton Gravel Pits; Heron, Wren, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Goosander, […]

“Chippings at High Force, New Year’s Day 1897” By Derek Risbey

Monday (01 December 2014) we visited staff and students of the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College who had been studying our Geology Collection during the year in their laboratory. This visit was followed by a meeting of the Club at which Derek Risbey illustrated an amusing Teesdale Mercury newspaper article he had found in the […]

“What does my Local Council know about Wildlife” By IAN Bond

Monday (17 November 2014), Ian Bond, a Member of the Club, gave an excellent talk on “What does my Local Council know about Wildlife (A Hartlepool Perspective with a nod to Darlington”.  Ian has been employed for 11 years as an Ecologist with Hartlepool Borough Council.  Ian’s talk covered The Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities […]

“The Roman Occupation in The Tees Valley”

Monday (10 November 2014), Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology gave a fascinating talk entitled “The Roman Occupation in The Tees Valley”.  He provides advice to Local Authorities.  A lot of work carried out during the last 10 years has revolutionised people’s understanding of The Romans.  Robin’s talk covered jewellery, glass, pottery, weapons, roads, bridges, walls […]

The Health of the Tees Catchment.

Monday (03 November 2014), Graeme Hull, a member of the Hull family of Cockerton, gave an excellent talk entitled “The Health of The Tees Catchment” of which he is the Co-ordinator for the Environment Agency.  Natural and man-made features prevent migrating fish from travelling up the River.  Escaped American Signal Crayfish have voracious appetites eating […]