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

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

1 Feb 2010 - Trip down Monkey Hinger land & The Smog Marshes

Picked the right day to head down the A19.
Barely use a motor & the one day i do the main road is grid locked.

Did a bit survey on the edge of H'Pool
First impressions were of arable wasteland, but picked up a few bits & bobs in spite of "adverse" weather including Treecreeper, GSW, Tree Sparrow, Fieldfare etc & signs of water voles.

Set out to find DC, thought he may be able to fill in a few gaps . . .
Found him guiding beginners around at Cowpen - What a star - He insisted on showing me the ducks

North American Tufted Duck

After a natter & a blizzard i managed, after 20mins to find one of the owls, though i had been told there were 3 . . . ?
Lots of pleasant chatty birders here, a nice little set up with Tree Spugs on tap !

Moved away from the shelter of CB CPk &
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1 of 3 zzzed gulls today - surprisingly this one wasnt asleep

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