In Dusk We Trust - Some Owling in Co.Durham, North East England, Great Britain

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.