In Dusk We Trust - Some Owling in Co.Durham, North East England, Great Britain
Leo food-pass image copyright Michael Brady, Newcastle.


Monday, 12 April 2010

We parked up to eat our bait. The Laughin' Lad was the first bird we saw.



12:30-15:00
Spent a while strolling round semi-natural Oak woodlands in the Derwent Res area
Flat calm, sunny & warm - absolute bliss.

Hoped to find an early Pied Fly, but no luck.
Others this afternoon :-
1mRedstart, 1mTree Pipit, 1mGreen Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, prMarsh Tit, 5Nuthatch, 3Treecreeper, 2prBuzzard, prLesser Redpoll, several singing Siskin etc.
40Pink feet, 60Wigeon mostly paired up, 4Goldeneye, 3GCGrebe, 2prBuzzard, 1Raven.

2 comments:

Phil said...

I take it "Laughin Lad" is a local name? If not, well done it made me laugh anyway too.

Stevie Evans ( owler ) said...

Hi Phil
Name local to Durham City area, though seldom heard by birders.
Thats the last twice ive been "off patch" & good a good view of male.