2 young Mutes
on a positive note, nice to see one of the local Barn Owls tucked up out of the wind in his quarry roost - looks like this thaw has commenced just in time . . . (for lowland birds at least )
although looking across yon side of Durham ( Sacriston / Pit House & beyond ) all still very white . . .
Only time will tell.
Watch out for a BO article in the Weardale Gazette
also a Pr Barn Owls reported from new location in NZ35 (W'ton / H'ton square )
CLS- Female Mandarin still present + 8 Goosander
Hton - Biffa Landfill
1st winter Iceland Gull in roost on fields to north of site NZ343510.
Approx 2,500 gulls present.
Singing Robin, Dunnock & Song Thrush for first time since before Xmas – now on our second day of the thaw.
Snow starting to go now – grass starting to show through.
Still lot of snow to West & up on top of hill at Haining.
Mediterranean Gull still present around the Doctor's surgery in Grt Lumley early morning
Med Gull digi-binned at ChMoor - different individual to Lumley bird.