Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Monday, 27 June 2011

Monday 27th June 2011

Sightings today from John Olley, Alan Jones and myself.

Farnless Farm and Stoneybeck Lake
Peregrine with Juveniles, Hobby through, 12 Corn Bunting, 50 Linnet, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 70 Skylark, 6 Grey Partridge, 22 Tree Sparrow, 6 Pied Wagtail, 5 Mute Swan, Shoveler with ducklings, 40 Coot, 36 Mallard, 10 Lapwing, 160 Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, 50 Swift high feeding, 8 Whitethroat and 6 Yellowhammer.

Castle Lake this evening;
Little EgretHobby on fence opposite side of the lake from hide, only 1 Black-necked Grebe noted, 2 Kestrel, 4 LR Plover including a juvenile, 4 Curlew, Redshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1-2 Common Sandpiper, juvenile Yellow Wagtail's, Whitethroat singing next to the hide.

Green and Common Sandpiper together.

The first juvenile Little Ringed Plover of the summer.  

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