Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Monday, 20 October 2014

Monday 20th October 2014

Another excellent selection of birds seen around various locations today, sightings come from John Olley and myself;

Castle Lake - 21 Mute Swan, 400 Pink-footed Geese over south, 600 Greylag Geese, 5 Bar-headed Geese, 10 duck species including 3 Pintail, 2 female Goldeneye, 1 female Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Egret (with another 2 on the River Stell at the same time), 100 Golden Plover, 1100 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 3 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 adult Great Black-backed Gull.

Low Hardwick - 7 Cormorant over together east, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 6 Snipe over west, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat (locally scarce), 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Tit, 13 Redwing.

Fishburn Lake - very quiet with only 6 Mallard seen.

Some pictures from today;
One of the two Stonechat which were together at Low Hardwick this morning before being chased off by a Reed Bunting.
The five Bar-headed Geese at Castle Lake this afternoon.

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