Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sunday 12th February 2017

Sightings from today with thanks to John Olley.

Castle Lake/A1Flashes - 2800 Lapwing, 700 Golden Plover, 1000 Wigeon, 400 Teal, 60 Curlew, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Dunlin, 16 Oystercatcher, 6 Ruff, 100 Coot, 2 drake Pintail, 10 Pochard, 12 Shelduck, 3 Goldeneye, 6 Shoveler, 30 Herring Gull and a Little Egret.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Some sightings from today;

Town End Farm - 6 Tree Sparrow.

Castle Lake - 5 Mute Swan, 16 Euro White-fronted Geese flew in from the south and stayed about 45 minutes during which time a further single WfG flew over south then back north, 8 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, 20 Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 11 Oystercatcher, 40 Curlew and 2 Redshank.

River Stell - 3 Little Grebe.

A1 Flashes - 10 Shoveler.

Low Hardwick - 8 White-fronted Geese (presumably part of the group of 16 seen later on Castle Lake), 7 Grey Heron, 1 Woodcock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Coal Tit and 8 Bullfinch.

Foumarts Lane - 1 Treecreeper.


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Saturday 28th January 2017

Sightings for Saturday with thanks to John Olley and Joe Hughes;

Castle Lake and A1 Flashes - 4 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 200 Golden Plover, 2,000 Lapwing, 300 Curlew, 1,000 Wigeon, 250 Teal, 4 Pochard and a Little Owl.

Friday 27th January 2017

Sightings from Friday with thanks to John Olley;

Castle Lake - female Merlin hunting, 5 Pintail, 1,000 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 130 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 600 Lapwing, 10 Redshank, 12 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye and 10 Stock Dove.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Thursday 19th January 2017

Sightings for Thursday with thanks to Joe Hughes.

Castle Lake - 1,000 Lapwing, 350 Golden Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlin, 11 Redshank, 1 Snipe and 1 Ruff.

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.