Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sunday 31st March 2013

A good selection of birds seen this Easter Sunday around Bishop Middleham;

Castle Lake (about 75% frozen); drake Pintail, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Woodcock flushed from the north end of the lake and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull.

A1 Flashes/River Stell; 2 Pintail, 2 Shoveler and a Kingfisher.

Fishburn Lake; 1 Goosander, 1 Jay and 2 Bullfinch.

Low Hardwick; 1 Common Buzzard and a Little Owl (pictured below)

Stoneybeck Lake; 5 Shelduck, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Mistle Thrush.

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