Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sunday 13th March 2011

Reports today from myself and John Olley.

Castle Lake
6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, single Barnacle Goose, 4 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 1f Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 25 Golden Plover over west, 18 Lapwing, 100 Curlew onto A1 Flashes, 16 Oystercatcher, 10+ Redshank, 4 Stock Dove, 4+ Skylark, 2+ Meadow Pipit over north, 2 Pied Wagtail & a male Reed Bunting.

A1 Flashes
6 Shoveler, Green Sandpiper & 2 Meadow Pipit over north.

Stoneybeck Lake
An adult Mediterranean Gull with an almost full black hood was found amongst the many Black-headed & Common Gull's; also seen were a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 8 Shoveler, 3 Common Buzzard soaring together just east of the lake, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank and various numbers of Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Curlew & Skylark.

Poor record shot of today's Med Gull.

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