Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Tuesday 22nd February 2011

Sightings today from John Olley and myself.

Castle Lake
1100 Lapwing, 80 Golden Plover, 21 Redshank, Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 65 Curlew, 400 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, 380 Teal, 5 Goosander, Goldeneye, 2 Pintail, 44 Gadwall, 98 Coot, 60 Mallard, 10 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck, G.C. Grebe, 13 Canada Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 130 Common Gull, 60 B. H. Gull, Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron, 1m Shoveler, Lesser Black-backed Gull and the escaped Chiloe Wigeon.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull at a very gloomy Castle Lake this morning.


  1. nice selection there Neil

  2. Hi Steve, John saw the vast majority after I (and the fog) had gone, it was a real pea souper to begin with!