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

Saturday, 23 January 2010

23 Jan 2010 - In dusk we trust.... a Bittern !


Weekend birding is generally a scarce commodity, but managed a quick scoot round while the bairn was at a kids party.
Met up Spuggy & Jim, we caught up with The Heron & patch year ticked Gadwall !
Plenty of Fieldfare & redpoll about.
Only a few ducks have moved back in, as still load of ice on pools - 4Goldeneye, 2Wigeon, 2Gadwall, 2Tufted.

Waited around for the last of the light, owling was pretty much non-existant, but we were rewarded for standing freezing with a fox hunting & catching / eating a vole, then a fine Bittern coming in to the main pool at dusk.
(some wag asks if its a ghost)

Scores so far:-
garden year list - 39
local patch yearlist - 94 (inland location)
on foot from home - 94

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