Outing to North Gare & Seaton Snooks 8th July Leader D.I.Griss This was a replacement for the advertised outing to the Salterns and Greatham Creek which was not available because of engineering works in the area. 14 Members gathered at Abbey road for the start and another joined at the North Gare car park. The […]

Sandsend – Saturday 24th June 2017 NZ 862128 to NZ 859130 On a fairly dull morning four members went down the shore at low tide and collected various specimens that were later identified after lunch in the car park. There were some beautiful red seaweeds on the lower shore particularly Sea Beech and Batters Frond. […]

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

13th February 2017

13th February 2017  Caroline Found, Visitor Experience Manager, gave an excellent illustrated talk on RSPB Saltholme’s Washlands Project (SWAP). Since 21 January 2009, this site has been transformed from car dumping area to a fantastic wet and windy grassland haven for birds such as the Glossy Ibis. Avocet and Lapwing numbers have increased due to […]

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 […]