Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Saturday 25th February 2012

Another circular walk around Castle Lake this morning where this Little Grebe was new since my last visit.

Others of note were 8 Shelduck, a female Pintail, 2 female Goldeneye, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher and the Green Sandpiper (pictured below).

The regular late winter build-up of passage Oystercatcher on the A1 Flashes saw nine birds present this morning. Of more interest was what appeared to be this dead Fox.

Not quite sure what's going on here, never moved an inch and appears to have something with it.


  1. Poisoned bait ?

    Our 1st Dabchick are back this week too.

  2. Could well be Steve, looked like a Hare.