Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Saturday, 20 November 2010

20th November 2010

A very dull misty morning with low cloud and frequent bursts of heavy rain.

The Red-necked Grebe was present for its third day. It favoured the southern end of the lake and was usually seen feeding amongst groups of Wigeon and Tufted Duck.

Distant record shot of the Red-necked Grebe.

Other birds of note included two adult Mute Swans with four juveniles, 200 Wigeon, 1f Goldeneye, 1f Pochard, drake Goosander, 300 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 15 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 9 Curlew, 10+ Redshank and a Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Also present was an escaped Chiloe Wigeon. The Eurasian Wigeon were pretty curious but the Chiloe Wigeon became quite aggresive if they got too close.

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