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


Friday, 21 May 2010

Micks Marathon On Foot From Home Bird Race



a view looking north towards that well known NE birding Mecca of Hendon.


Some data has emerged from the first Houghton / Hetton On Foot From Home Bird Race.

Results include :-

Sore eyes
Bunt bacon-like ears
Blistered Feet
Blistered Blisters
Heat Stroke
Chaffed buttocks
Trapped Nerve
Soggy socks
Jelly Legs
Slurred speech

Most telling was the news that all 3 combatants were unwilling & unable to go birding in any way shape or form, the following day, Friday.

Combined total of over 100 species noted

Highlights including:-
Quail
Redwing
Little Tern
Long-eared Owl
Wheatear
Pink footed Goose
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Flycatcher
Teal
Kingfisher
Turnstone
Woodcock
Stonechat
Cuckoo
9 species of warbler.

more detail & pics to follow

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