Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Monday, 28 February 2011

Monday 28th February 2011

Today's birds included the following;

Castle Lake
3 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 3 Dunlin, 17+ Redshank & 70 Common Gull.
(The Shelduck pair were seen on most of the open areas of water around the Castle Lake area during the day. Interesting behaviour from one of the Great Crested Grebes seen nest building today despite a) only one bird being present as recently as Saturday, b) all three birds were keeping well away from each other c) its still only February (just!), nothing like making a head start!)

Today's three Dunlin on Castle Lake.

A1 Flashes
36 Gadwall, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank & a Green Sandpiper.

Low Hardwick Carrs
Mute Swan pair nest building, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Skylark singing & 40 Fieldfare.

Alan's Pool
2 Mute Swan, 12 Gadwall & 2 Teal.

Fishburn Lake
2 Mute Swan, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 8 Tufted Duck, drake Pochard, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Treecreeper & a Willow Tit.

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