Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Tuesday 23rd November 2010

A much brighter morning, though showers remained widespread with a cold north-westerly wind.

Seen at Castle Lake this morning were the Red-necked Grebe still, a Spotted Redshank, 31 Redshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Curlew, 300 Golden Plover, 350 Lapwing, 22 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1f Pochard, 1 Kestrel, 6 Meadow Pipit and most of the regular wildfowl.

This afternoon the following were seen between Stoneybeck Lake and the Farnless Farm Pool;
35 Greylag Geese, 40 Mallard, 27 Teal, 65 Curlew, 25 Stock Dove, 1 Little Owl, 33 Goldfinch and a Fox.

Today's Spotted Redshank which represents the latest ever record for this species at BM.

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