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Birdwatch

Chiffchaff wins race of the summer migrants

A Snow Bunting

Rare sighting of the elusive Woodcock

Standing tall at Nosterfield

Great White Egret

Great white turns up with a Little pal at reserve

Red grouse among the more intriguing sightings

Snow Bunting

Surprise as House Martin sighted before the end of March

Milder weather fails to bring the birds home to roost

DINING OUT: Greenfinches get stuck into a feeder at Saltholme nature reserve on Teesside

A sanctuary in the shadow of industry

Some hardy visitors, but cold comfort for summer migrants

PREY-ING FOR A BITE: a hen harrier was seen at Nosterfield reserve

Quiet month but birds of prey livened things up

SEASONAL: A waxwing, flocks of which enlivened winter watching

Wading in with memories of the year’s geese and gulls

The ring-billed gull at Scorton pictured by Richard Stephenson

Rather a gull month in birthwatching calendar

MYSTERY: The Little Blue Heron, pictured by Brian Morland at Bellflask - or is it a Little Egret?

The month of the egret - and a little blue mystery

‘THREAT MODE’: one of Brian Morland’s dramatic pictures of the bittern at Bellflask

Don’t be bitten by a bittern if you venture too close

Fascinating year ends with an Asian mystery

Waxwing: arriving in great numbers

Waxwing and bittern

Summer migrants overlap with winter visitors

Wading birds in the spotlight

White-tailed eagle just one of the highlights

Bittern: has a new home at Nosterfield

Sand martins take the ‘early bird’ honours

IN FLIGHT: sightings of geese in the region have increased as the weather has improved

Birds flock to gardens in numbers as severe January weather bites

A fascinating year, from avocet to waxwings

A new addition to the area’s list of bird exotica

Little warbler is big news

Role reversal as phalarope flies in

Our American friends fly in

A bumper month for birds of prey

Gargeny provide highlight

The remarkable resurgence of the Buzzard – now a regular sight

Handsome heron is pick of the month

Word goes out about a star attraction in Cleveland

Canvasback causes dip in twitcher spirit

The second coming of Honey Buzzard

Black Kite sighting one of a number

Lesser Scaup and Night Heron were highlights

White Stork was a genuine find

A poor March but Spring is upon us

November 23rd, 2007

Interesting month, even without rarities

Birdwatch - August

August 10th, 2007

June 8th, 2007

St George's Day brings report of first cuckoo

A birding first in North Yorkshire

A good year for birds of prey and gulls

Birdwatch with Nick Morgan

Rare sighting of an avocet may signal change of habit

Are parakeets now more at home here than cuckoos?

Rare sightings and new records for start of spring

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