Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Tuesday 12th July 2011

Many thanks to Steve Evans for Tuesday's sightings and picture.

3 Common Tern - 1 presenting fish to its mate, also chasing Crow from 'gravel tray area'
2 Little Egret
6 Common Gull (4 ad & 2 sub-ad)
1 Green Sand
1 Dunlin (ad)
11 Oystercatcher
3+ Common Sandpiper
9 Little Plover 6juv
1 Curlew
juv Peregrine unsuccesfull twice by noon.
1 Hobby A1 Flashes
4+ Kestrel
9 GCGrebe pr with nest, pr with 3 & a third pair.

last but not least, a minimum of TEN Gadwall broods seen, with a total of 92 ducklings.

Common Tern's at Castle Lake.

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