Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Saturday 30th June 2012

Sightings today included the following;

Castle Lake;
Little Egret, 2 Shoveler, 9 Pochard, 4 GC Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3 LR Plover, Common Sandpiper. 
A1 Flashes;
7 Curlew, 2 Grey Partridge. 
Stoneybeck Lake;
8 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, Shelduck pair with 7 juveniles, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Mute Swan.

The first Little Egret of the "summer" at Castle Lake this morning.

Thursday, 14 June 2012


Distant record photo of today's sleepy drake Garganey on Castle Lake.

A Kingfisher was seen on the River Stell.

Plenty of House Martin's still collecting mud in Town End Farm.