In Dusk We Trust - Some Owling in Co.Durham, North East England, Great Britain
Leucistic Little Owl image copyright Hilary Chambers, Durham.

Friday, 15 January 2010

12th Jan 2010 - Ice Gull & thaw


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 )

12th Jan
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.

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