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23:00 18-07-2017
Peter Bowman
8am,a Common Tern (carrying a fish) flew along the River Ure from the direction of Ripon Racecourse towards Newby Hall, it was then seen to turn away from the river towards Staveley NR.
9-30pm Swift c40 over Starbeck
18:23 18-07-2017
Pat Rumbold
Second brood Holly Blues in Ripon today, two at the Courthouse and two along the River Skell at Fisher Green
12:17 17-07-2017
Will Rich
Buzzard over my New Park (HG1 3HW) house yesterday being mobbed by corvids. Increasingly an urban bird, it seems.
17:05 16-07-2017
Paul V Irving
The Sabines Gull on flasks/ Kiln Lakes at Nosterfield was seen to fly north this morning at 08:20 and has not been seen since. 3 Common Terns and a Hobby were in the same area along with Purple Hairstreaks in several oaks.
20:12 12-07-2017
David Postlethwaite
Three purple hairstreak on the oak tree near the car park at Staveley YWT at 7.30pm this evening, also two barn owls on the reserve.
11:48 08-07-2017
Stephen Root
A ruddy shelduck at Hay-a-Park GPs this morning (may be the bird reported at Flasks Lake earlier this week). Also grasshopper warbler present.
20:18 07-07-2017
Peter Bowman
This evening a check on the four Swift nest boxes on my house revealed 8 young, there are two broods of two, a one and a three.
10:38 07-07-2017
Mike Smithson
A Spotted Flycatcher at Ripley this morning. Take the lane next to the castle to the bridge. It was flycatching over the water to the left. Also a family of Grey Wagtails.
20:07 06-07-2017
Ian Webster
Flasks lake.
1 Osprey.
1 Hobby.
1 Sabines Gull.
1 Scaup. ( m)
11:50 30-06-2017
Stephen Root
A peregrine has been sat on the Exchange Building Harrogate all morning
21:18 27-06-2017
Colourful display of Orchids including Bee Orchid at Stainburn Forrest today
08:23 27-06-2017
Paul V Irving
yesterday afternoon and evening a 1st summer Sabines Gull was on Flasks Lake Nosterfield.
10:32 26-06-2017
Ian Webster
Ox Close plantation ,near Leighton Reservoir.
4. Tawny Owl ( 1 adult ,3 young )
1. Woodcock.
2. Roe Deer.
11:30 24-06-2017
Stephen Root
Just past midsummer and autumn passage has started - three common sandpipers at Hay-a-Park GPs this morning. Also present three white letter hairstreaks, comma and emperor dragonflies.
20:55 22-06-2017
Joe fryer
Today on dallowgill moor 3+ golden plover red kite medow pipits stone chat red grouse with chicks
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