Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Thursday 17th March 2011

An afternoon visit produced the following of note;

Castle Lake
6 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Shelduck, 1f Goldeneye, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 13 Redshank, 2 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5+ Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit & 2 Grey Partridge.

A1 Flashes
22 Oystercatcher.

Low Hardwick Carrs
Green Woodpecker heard & seen, 2 Willow Tit & 1pr Mute Swan.

Stoneybeck Lake
1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Shelduck, 1pr Shoveler, c50 Curlew & 2 Redshank.

Green Woodpecker seen today at Low Hardwick (Only the second sighting in four years in the BM area for this observer).

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