Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Sightings for Tuesday with thanks to John Olley and Allan Jones.

Castle Lake - 2,000 Lapwing, 300 Golden Plover, 120 Curlew, 4 Dunlin, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Redshank, 900 Wigeon, 250 Teal, 1 Little Egret and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Saturday 14th January 2017

Castle Lake & surrounds - Kingfisher, 600 Wigeon, 400 Teal, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Redshank, 8 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, 3 Pintail, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Meadow Pipit, 43 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing & a Corn Bunting.

River Stell- 1 Little Egret.

Fishburn Lake/Carr Wood - 3 Buzzard, a Tawny Owl being mobbed by Jays and Blackbirds, a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Bullfinch & a Fox.


Monday 9th January 2017

Castle Lake - 6 Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Dunlin, 21 Curlew, 250 Golden Plover & 2 Goldeneye.

Sunday 8th January 2017

Stoneybeck Lake - 6 Mute Swan, 6 Gadwall, 98 Curlew, 30 Redwing over & 2 Willow Tit.

Castle Lake - 2 Mute Swan, 14 Golden Plover, 5 Ruff, 19 Dunlin, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Meadow Pipit, c25 Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing & 2 Reed Bunting.

A1 Flashes - 1 Little Egret.

Thursday 5th January 2017

Castle Lake - 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 White-fronted Geese, 9 Dunlin, 16 Redshank, 3 Ruff & 2 Pintail.

Monday 2nd January 2017

Castle Lake - 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 20 Redshank, 4 Pintail & 2 Goldeneye.

Thursday 29th December 2016

Castle Lake - 3 Little Egret, 100 Golden Plover, 700 Lapwing, 30 Curlew, 20 Redshank & 150 Redwing.