Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Tuesday 26th April 2011

A search for Warbler's today resulted in only six of the hoped for eight species (as far as I know Reed Warbler hasn't been recorded in Bishop Middleham before) with no sight nor sound from Garden Warbler or Lesser Whitethroat.
However apart from numerous Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler the highlights were 6 Sedge Warbler including 5 singing and appearing to be on territory with three together at Fishburn Lake, 3 Grasshopper Warbler were singing intermittently despite the cool cloudy conditions.

Other birds of note included 2 Jay behind Fishburn Lake and a pair of Grey Partridge near Island Farm.

One of an occasional series entitled 'There's a Warbler in there somewhere'.
Actually despite the picture this Sedge Warbler showed incredibley well, holding fort over this small area.

(Grasshopper Warbler = BM list no.134)

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