Topped up the feed, over the hill
Very very encouraging, 4 Corn Bunts with 1 singing briefly.
Close by another landowner has signed up to help produce buntings too
& here was us thinking our relict pocket of birds was being overlooked in favour of the Bish Midd stronghold.
Difficult to count the rest, Yellowhammers, Reed Bunts & Skylarks mixed together, continually up & down in dribs & drabs
Couple of Stock & Partridge & a Song Thrush looking a bit lost amongst the arable fields. Couple of Skyks up aloft but only limited bursts of song.
Gave the gulls a good grilling for at least 5 minutes
A couple of new species discovered including the wrestlers favourite:
an immature Half-Nelson Gull
Half Nelson ?
& an good example of the equally unheard of :-
asian sub-species, the Curry Headed Gull
otherwise ad LBB was the only thing of note, but many BHGs now getting their dark chocolate hoods.
After yesterdays haul of half a dozen, brief Photo assignment to try to capture a decent LO.
Pleased with this one
i moved on without it seeing me.
I still reckon it the most numerous owl species in Co.Durham.
Back at home, a pair of Tawnies sat cheek by jowl
Tried to get a close up through scope, but wouldnt quite focus on face
A couple of local Barnies at 2 locs, out hunting at @ 16:30