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

Friday, 19 March 2010

Are ewe my mummy

Up Weardale

Bumped into Gavsterley & Jolley & we saw a fine male Wheateater, my first summer migrant of 2010.

Working visit produced:-
male Peregrine, Black Grouse, distant accipitor maybe the biggan, loads of Kes & Buzzard up

Meadow Pipit passage plus birds displaying on territory

holey moley

m Pochard on reservoir, Little Owl, fresh evidence of Barn Owl activity

Lots of waders active with Snipe, Curlew, Lapwing, Redshank & Golden Plover all allowing good views whilst displaying overhead over territory.

1 Green Woodpecker & several Mistle Thrush singing.

Good craic & bird related anecdotes from the farmers.

Met keepers from 2 different moors
The younger one very helpful, the other not quite as accomodating - although im sure he could work wonders on our local nature reserve !!! ;-)
"What we dont want up here is folk"

mummified sheep in a bone dry lean-to.

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