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


Thursday, 22 April 2010

Roll on The Light Nights

Couple of Prowlers have been busy.

GJB, suffering from a bout of owl-somnia, set out at 4am & went on to collect numerous individuals of 4 types including BO in a new area & an unexpected TO out in the open on a moorside fence post.

JS, enjoyed an early evening LEO, active out in the Derwentside sunshine.






Nocturnal my @rse




Rather Green-eyed i managed to get out from 20:15 & straight off had a LEO hunting in good light & a pr LO feeding together from fence posts.

Others included a lucky year tick of 2-3Common Sandpiper.
A pr LRPlover flew in noisily as it was getting dark at 9pm - later heard calling high up heading over farmland nearby.
2pr Oystercatcher, 2 redhead Goosander, pr Gadwall, pr Redshank, 8+ calling Grey Partridge, Golden Plovers heard going over after dark.


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Strange one last night was watching as one of a pair of scrapping cock Pheasants was hit by a car & killed stone dead.
The remaining demonic Pheasant jumped back into the road & visciously attacking the corpse, pecking at its head !

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All the breeding warblers have been noted locally, other than Garden
Im still Gropper-less, although at the moment these are a joy to listen to :-



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Roll on the Light Nights.
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1 comment:

Phil said...

LEO in daylight. Very nice occurence.