Category Archives: Weekly Sightings

Monday 2 October 2017

Monday 2 October 2017   This week Members observed: Goosanders at High Coniscliffe, Chiff Chaffs at Barton and Low Coniscliffe, Ladybirds in Darlington. Pink Footed Geese are moving south. At RSPB Saltholme, Whooper Swans from Iceland, Wigeon, Golden Plovers, Black Tailed Godwit, Dunlin and Red Shank. The Scopes Owl is still at Ryhope. Compiled by […]

13th February 2017

13th February 2017 Members’ sightings included:- Redwing, Little Egret, Mallard, Moorhen, Brambling in Darlington: bullfinches at Tees Barrage; White Fronted Geese at RSPB Saltholme.  In Darlington, mammals such as Hedgehog and Mouse are slowly emerging with the promises of Spring around the corner. Writer:          Fleur E Miles

16th January 2017

17th January 2017 Members’ sightings included:- Waxwing, Green-Winged Teal, White Winged Gull, Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Mediterranean Gull all in the Hartlepool/RSPB Saltholme area; two spot ladybird in a Darlington house; murmurations of starlings at Barton; Kingfisher, Tree Creeper, Goldcrest, Goldfinches in Darlington. A stone chat before Christmas and a sparrow after Christmas had been […]

Monday April 25th 2016

Monday April 25th 2016 This week Members’ sightings included: wasp nests in a Darlington shed; Greylag geese with goslings at Piercebridge; the first swift of the year, sandmartins, swallow, reed warbler, wheatear all seen at RSPB Saltholme; Siskins at Barton; Kingfisher at Snipe Pond, Darlington; Redpoll, Siskin, Bullfinch at Foxglove Covert. In Cleasby, a member […]

18th April 2016

18th April 2016 This week Members’ sightings included: a slime mould Myxomycete Trichia Botrytis, Mallard Ducklings and Chiff Chaff all in Darlington. Black Swans, Sand Martins, Swallows, Grey, Pied and Yellow Wagtails, and Wigeon were observed at Bolton-on-Swale during a Field Club trip held on Saturday 16 April 2016. Writer:          Fleur E. Miles

14th March 2016

14th March 2016 This week Members’ sightings included: Long Earred Owl, Newton Morrell; Whooper Swans at Nosterfield and Seaton Carew; Penduline Titmouse, Smew and Short Earred Owl at RSPB Saltholme; Goosanders and Yellow Stars of Bethlehem at Low Coniscliffe; Goldfinches, Coltsfoot, and Tortoiseshell butterfly feeding on Dandelion all in Darlington. A member brought in a […]

7th March 2016

7th March 2016 This week Members’ sightings included: Dipper on the Cocker Beck; Red Squirrel at Egglestone; Abraham-Isaac-Jacob and Comphrey at Gainford; Moschatellina at Headlam, Primroses on the A1 and at Kiplin. Winter Heliotrope is still just in flower in Darlington Denes. Bees have been observed feeding on crocuses and the flowering prunus trees in […]