Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Today's sightings;

Castle Lake;
24 Greylag Geese, 5 Shoveler, moulting drake Garganey, 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 85 Lapwing, 1 summer plumage Black Tailed Godwit, 10 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 2 Corn Bunting, 6 Yellow Wagtail.

Low Hardwick;
1 possibly 2 Quail calling, 7 Reed Bunting, 5 Sedge Warbler, 20 Skylark. (NF, JO, BC).

A rather messy looking drake Garganey on Castle Lake this evening before it flew to the A1 Flashes in company with the five Shoveler. Presumabley it is the same individual that has been present on and off for the last few weeks.
Plenty of Gadwall broods around now
The Little Egret looks well settled despite the close attentions of one or two Grey Heron.

Corn Bunting singing close to the hide.


  1. A rather nice selection of birds for you there. Very nice indeed.

  2. Things starting to pick-up now Johnny, looking forward to seeing what drops in during the next few months.