Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Tuesday 19th August 2014

Today's sightings;

Castle Lake - 29 Mute Swan (probable new site record), 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Buzzard flew over, 1 Kestrel, 1 juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 8 Dunlin, 60 Curlew, 10 Green Sandpiper (a new site record), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Yellow Wagtail.
The wildlife garden produced a Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Willow Tit, at least two each of Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler and 2 Grey Wagtail (a new breeding species for Bishop Middleham?).

A few pictures from today;
juvenile Grey Wagtail
juvenile Wood Sandpiper
some of the many Goldfinch around at the moment
Little Egret

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