Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Give Your Head A Shake

With the ice gone for the time being, bird numbers are starting to increase, with the following highlights around Castle Lake this morning;
55 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 20 Gadwall, female Pintail, 3 Shoveler, 15 Pochard, female Goldeneye, 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 12 Curlew, 7 Redshank, Green Sandpiper and 3+ Skylark.
A further Oystercatcher and 45 Curlew were on the A1 Flashes.

Two of today's Great Crested Grebe already displaying to one another.

Sole Ringed Plover that dropped-in this morning.

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