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

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Toads loads - Frogs nil

Took the bairn to have a look for some frogs & toads later on this morning, after it had warmed up.
A pair of Grey Wags undulated by as we watched a fly fisher up to his chest in the Wear, & a Moorhen with a fully built, but empty nest here.

Moving on towards the frog ponds & out of the breeze, the warm sun was a delight, as was a steady & instantly pleasurable "Tiff-taffing".
Saw my first 2 Chiffchaffs of the year as they sang away on a scrubby woodland edge.

Last one i saw was in early November, & cant remember the last time i didnt see local overwintering birds.

Strange co-incidence, just listened to Small Faces "Lazy Sunday" - never paid much attention to the bird song at the end of the track, but lo & behold Chiffchaffs there.

Disturbed a pair of Magpies from a big old Hawthron, jogging my memory of the 50+ we put up from a thorn copse last night.

no idea where you're hiding . . .

Frog-spotting in a crystal clear pool


Half time

Final Score:- Brazil(me) 4 - Sun'land (them) 10

No dusk this evening
Consolation in the form of watchig a Little Owl from the back door.
He sat calling his curlew like "whaup" for a good ten mins without reply - right between known territories. Our first visual from home this year.


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