Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 20th 2015

April 20th 2015 This week Members’ sightings included: Bearded titmice at Hurworth; Blackcaps in a Darlington garden; Orange Tip, Large White, Peacock butterflies at Broken Scar; Bee-fly, Comma, Kestrel, Buzzard, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Chiff Chaff, Yellow Hammer, Song Thrush at Maidendale; Toads, Newts, Tortoiseshell at Rockwell; Swallows, Sandmartins at Low Coniscliffe; Reed Warbler, Garganey […]

April 20th 2015

April 20th 2015 Sue Colley, a Club Member, gave an illustrated talk entitled “Jackson to Four Corners”. The Colleys made a trip to America in September 2012 to Great Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming; Salt Lake City, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park all in Utah; and Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Four Corners refers to […]

April 13th 2015 This week Members’ sightings included: Black Tailed Godwits at RSPB Saltholme; Chiff Chaff, Black Cap, Willow Warbler and Orange Tip Butterfly at Low Coniscliffe; Golden Eye and Little Ringed Plover at Bolton on Swale Lake Nature Reserve; Yellow Star of Bethlehem at Greta Bridge; Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock Butterflies in Darlington; Butterburr […]

April 13th 2015

 April 13th 2015 Dave Wainwright of Butterfly Conservation gave an illustrated talk on “Butterflies of County Durham”. The reason why butterflies and moths should be conserved is that they are like canaries in a mineshaft: they are “sensitive indicators of environment and climatic changes and countryside health”. There are 58 breeding species of butterfly in […]

30th March 2015

30th March This week Members’ sightings included: Avocets and Water Vole at RSPB Saltholme; Stoat at Baydale Beck, Darlington; Squirrel eating catkins in Darlington Denes; and a Rat and Squirrel eyeing up one another as they fed off spilt bird food in a Barton garden. Writer:          Fleur E. Miles

30th March 2015

30th March 2015 Elizabeth Dickinson, Education Officer at Foxglove Covert and former member of the Club in the 1980s, gave a talk on “The Flowers of Foxglove Covert”. The excellent photographs illustrated the flowers, seed heads and fruits of some of the 476 flowering species found in the 100 acres Local Nature Reserve created on […]

March 23rd

March 23rd  This week Members’ sightings included: Tawny Owl and Speedwell in Darlington; Field Fares at Tunstall as well as at Piercebridge among Redwings and Starlings; Chiff Chaff at Bolton Gravel Pits; Mediterranean Black Headed Gull and Little Owl at Nosterfield; Wheatears at Teesmouth; Black Tailed Godwits at RSPB Saltholme; Spurge Laurel at Whorlton; Yellow […]