Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Red-crested Pochard

A single Red-crested Pochard was found on Castle Lake by Andrew Kinghorn yesterday (22nd) afternoon and was confirmed as still present today (JO).
Red-crested Pochard on Castle Lake (photo by Andrew Kinghorn) only the second record of this species at Bishop Middleham.
Andrew also found and photographed this Mediterranean Gull.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sunday 5th August 2012

Today's sightings;

Castle Lake;
juv. Dunlin, Greenshank, 10 Snipe, Common Sandpiper, GC Grebe carrying 3 recently hatched chicks, 500 Greylag Geese, 100 BH Gull, Corn Bunting. 
A1 Flashes;
juv. Shelduck, Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, Peregrine over high south. 
No sign of Pec Sand between 12:00-15:00.

juvenile Dunlin at Castle Lake this afternoon.


Great Crested Grebe carrying three chicks.