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

Saturday, 20 February 2010

20th Feb - Sounds like Spring

Sounds like Spring, doesnt feel like it
Vast majority of the residents now recorded in song
Corn Bunting & Treecreeper tuning up today.
Reed Bunt being one thats yet to sing.

Rms this morning with Jack to meet Waxy & collect some Pfly & Rstart boxes he'd knocked up.
Superb bright day, but quiet.
Bumped into Stewie - thats twice already this year
Tawny remains in the prone position, 10 Oiks in, 2m1f Goosander, 2pr Geye, half doz Snipe, 120+Redpoll, singing Willow Tits.

Couple of Leo sites early this evening.
A gadge with couple of dogs was in wrong place at wrong time, but Barnie over the back and delayed appearance from 2 male Long-eared at dusk interacting with one another, chasing & wing clapping.
The "additional" male being persued back to one of his song posts (small Hawthorn) whilst wing clapping low over the ground.
Another location producing a static female calling 2-3 times a minute from a nest area - picked this calling up from @200m away.
I hear female / male vocalisations on a ratio of about 10:1.

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