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


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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