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


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Hainings

The 3 Haining areas:
470+Herring Gull, 7LBBGull,

2m Lesser Whitethroat, 4prGrey Partridge,

2m Willow Tit including one singing between feeding on Ash buds at 40 feet,

2prLapwing with young,

1fWheatear,

1 late Fieldfare nr High.H. radio mast,

Sand Martin colony in full swing,

3Little Owls in 3 seperate locations,

1Heron trying his luck at a netted garden pond,
8+Tree Sparrow, 25+Whitethroat,
Barn Owl scoped in roost,
good nos of Linnet, Yellowhammer, Skylark,

Blackbird nesting on ground with 3 eggs,

4+pr Stock Dove, 1Curlew, 3mChiffchaff.

Herrington CPk:
Year tick with 3Common Tern, 2Grasshopper Warbler, 1Garden Warbler, 2Reed Warbler, Sparrowhawk.

Herrington Hill / Woods.
1Buzzard, Mistle Thrush with 2 fledged young, 10Blackcap, 1GSW, 4Chiffchaff











tree spugs





Spring 2010 - woodland trackway






View - looking N to Penshaw Monument (Cheviots in far distance)






Kes / LO roost


Ending on a less positive note
Not a sight nor sound from any Corn Bunts . . .
We helped 'em through the worst of the winter with supplemental feeding
From the look of it there isnt a single field of Barley to be seen . . .
Looks like autumn sown Wheat right across from the A19 - hope theyre still there . . & if not hope they havnt gone far . . .



record count of 42 wind turbines from the elevated vantage point

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