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

Monday, 31 May 2010

Holiday afternoon

Went up Charlaw, to visit the farm for the first time

A nice little place with Tree Spugs zipping around the car park, while the adventure trail area wood, with its zip slides / ropes etc produced singing male Redstart, which was a pleasing surprise given that it was 95+% Scots Pine.
Others included Siskin, Treecreeper, GSW, Coal Tit etc

Moved off to have a look at the Tawny stick nest

It wasnt looking good, evenyually trailed the family through nettles, bracken & brambles to find an empty nest . . .

No sooner had i said we need to look out for some fluffy white balls up the trees, when Jack shouted (from ontop of my shoulders) "i can see an owl"

& there it was :-

The smile says it all, Yes no doubting he found it !

& no doubt one of many more to come . . .

pretending it didnt exist

Junior Foto Ninja
(the school camera is filling up with owl images quite nicely)

Interesting tree right over top of footpath on the adventure trail - remind us not to go back on a windy day

a pleasant afternoon

bugs on declining Scots Pine - cockchafers ?

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