Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Tuesday 1st January 2013

Happy New Year!

Despite a cold gusty wind today Castle Lake produced an excellent selection to get the year list off to a decent start , highlight was certainly the 1st-winter drake Scaup, a scarce species at Bishop Middleham.

Castle Lake - drake Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 14 Pochard, drake Scaup, 2f Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 18 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper (near the A1 flashes), 2 Great Black-backed Gull over north, 2 Mistle Thrush (1 singing) and 8 Redwing.


A couple of poor pictures of the Scaup.

Stoneybeck Lake - 47 Coot and 70 Curlew.

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