Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Friday, 6 November 2015

Friday 6th November 2015

Today's sightings;

Castle Lake - The daily mid-morning arrival of Geese today revealed 4 Pink-footed Geese, c300 Greylag Geese, c100 Canada Geese, 4 Bar-headed Geese and the presumed hybrid Barnacle Goose (pictured below).

Others included 2 Shelduck, c200 Wigeon, 9 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 200+ Golden Plover, 300+ Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 11 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 5+ Skylark over south and at least 1 Corn Bunting heard.

River Stell - 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret and a Grey Heron.

Near Alan's Pool the River Skerne has been dredged.

Foumarts Lane - 4 Mistle Thrush.

Blog post #400 and two day's away from it's fifth anniversary.

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