If you have any interesting wildlife sightings from our area then please let others know by submitting your sightings on the form below, include place and time seen.
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Note: none of the sightings below has been verified


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20:06 21-05-2017
Jess Bradley-Smith
A pair of Spotted Flycatchers at Hampsthwaite by the Nidd down from the bridge.
19:56 21-05-2017
David Gilroy
Pair of Yellow Wagtails. Staveley, mid-day today, West Lagoon. Not sure if they were settling down or passing through, as they vanished from view. Both flavissima, British race.
20:56 20-05-2017
Mike Metcalfe
Drake Garganey at Staveley today, showing well on east lagoon, recent sightings include, Marsh Harrier, Hobby (2), Pintail, Little Egret (2), Whimbrel, Greenshank (2), and Whinchat (2)
19:16 19-05-2017
Joe fryer
Osprey flying over ripon whitcliffe lane and the top of lead lane first one of the year for me and it was a good view.
22:56 18-05-2017
Yes same Joe Fryer local patch Nosterfield, Staveley & Farnham. Thanks to all who share their knowledge with him. Fantastic day, very proud grandparents
21:35 18-05-2017
Will Rich
A Joe Fryer spotted on Bird Guides. If it's the same Joe Fryer as regularly reports sightings here then many congratulations for being the first to spot a confirmed Black-browed Albatross at Bempton. Pretty good for a 12-year-old!
13:35 16-05-2017
David Holmes
500+ Early Purple Orchids in Pikeshaw Wood 1 mile SE of Goldsborough on the Knaresborogh Round
16:19 13-05-2017
Stephen Root
Osprey through Hay-a-Park GPs this morning clutching a large fish - pursued by a posse of 6 red kites!
20:36 11-05-2017
Joe fryer
Today on dallowgill 2 cuckoos calling and seen first for me got some nice photos meadow pipits 1 wheatear snipe and lots of little baby red grouse
09:28 11-05-2017
David Gilroy
Yesterday afternoon 3 Northern Wheatears (almost certainly Greenlands) by the huts on the Scargill Reservoir track. Also 2/3 Whimbrel calling from the far side of the Reservoir. This morning, our first House Martins over the house, and several parties of Swifts passing north.
20:06 10-05-2017
Peter Bowman
Tues 9th, Great Ouseburn 2 Cuckoos heard and seen, today, one heard north of Ripon and today near Great Ouseburn, a minimum 20 Corn Buntings poss up to 30
17:11 10-05-2017
Jim Greenfield
Cuckoo on fence post at road side on Dallowgill Moor this morning. Flew off as I approached in the car with camera at the ready (of course)
14:30 10-05-2017
David Postlethwaite
Cuckoo calling at Dallowgill Moor this morning also two buzzards and a red kite. Dingy skipper, wall brown and green hairstreak seen in the Grantley area.
12:57 10-05-2017
David Gilroy
Grasshopper Warbler calling at Stainburn Forest car park this morning, immediately opposite over the track. Mike Metcalfe - I can still hear them after all!!
20:08 09-05-2017
Mike Metcalfe
Female Whinchat at Staveley today, seen on fence on far side of east lagoon.
200+ Swallows & 400+ Sand Martins over water Yesterday.
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