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


Tuesday, 9 February 2010

9th Feb 2010 - Waxwing / Cee-Bee s

We keep an eye out walking round the school & hit on lucky with a single Waxwing this morning.
Heard the distinctive trilling & looked up to see a flock of about 30 . . . Starlings . . with the W-wing tagging along.
Had some here last winter, they resorted to eating Crab apples in the end.

Reading from the UK 4,000 site, it appears there have been @ 20 birds recorded today from Orkney down to Suffolk.

Guess we have been lucky with that one
Even more so when we heard him again at @5pm when he looked to be going to roost.

Looking forward to tomorrow morning - will be taking some bins this time !

Another bit good news,
just found out one of our local farms has signed to one of these new schemes were they get paid for producing birds - well its something like that anyhow.

We have a relict Corn Bunt population with 4 or 5 males - after seeing the set up down Bish Midd at Farnless, the futures got to be a bit more rosy.

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