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

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

6th April - 3 Kes boxes

Three Kes boxes

Box 1 - Well past its best, but still in working order.
Kes being ousted this winter by TO's & their growing family.

Box # 1

Box 2 - One which The Finch & i installed in an Ash a couple of year back.
Its held Little Owls untill very recently, they have only just been turfed out by Kes.

Box # 2

Box 3 - A new discovery ! - Walked past this a few times & never clocked it till today

Box # 3
Looks like one of those made freom re-cycled plastic.
Cunningly blending in on this telecommunications mast - how have i been missing this !


Other stuff today:-
A handful of warblers in sheltered spots: -4Willow Warbler, male Blackcap, singing in quiet sub song a new addition to the yearlist (2 others reported close by). Rather rudely, already stopped looking at Chiffchaffs !
7Sand Martin, 1Swallow, 1Green Sandpiper, 1GCGrebe, 1White & 12Pied Wagtails, 4pr+2m Teal, 70Meaadow Pipit, 1Water Rail.

Green Sandpaper

Vexxed at fluffing a redstart . . .
Dropped down from a hedge twice - i moved to get a better vantage point & never saw it again despite waiting 30mins. Possibly moved into an industrial compound on the windy side of the hedge . . .

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