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

Monday, 17 May 2010

Recce for H'ton/Hetton Bird OFFH Race

Patch 09:00-13:00 before work pm - 77species

Recce visit in anticipation of Mickys 24 hr patch Marathon !

- only a few days remain & as far as we are aware , only the 3 of us competing.

24 hours On Foot From Home & some interesting rules to go with it !

Stroll around today produced, No Cuckoo, Redshank, Grasshopper Warbler, Partridge nor Stock Dove.

Joes Pond:
1 passage Spotted Flycatcher, 7m1f Garden Warbler, Oystercatcher with young, 1Cormorant, 1Common Tern

Rainton Meadows:
5Kestrel up, 3m Bullfinch feeding together, prWigeon, 2mLesser Whitethroat, 1Common Sandpiper, mWillow Tit, 5mReed Warbler,

awesome wader combo at Pool II

1Little Ringed Plover, 2GBBGull, 1Greylag Goose, 2mTeal, 1Curlew, prGadwall.

Durham Turf/Morton Woods:
mWheatear, 1Curlew, mSparrowhawk, prNuthatch, 1Treecreeper, 1GSWpkr, 1Heron, prMistle Thrush.

3distant Buzzard, 2-3Sparrowhawk up, Grey Wagtail, Dabchick.

Tourist brochure pic of Sludgeletch

The real thing :-

Sludgeletch 1

Sludgeletch 2

Where theres muck theres brass as they say
Since Friday MH has seen Wood Sand, Goosander, Common Tern, Osprey, Common Sand, Yellow Wagtail.

Chester Park this evening produced 2 day ticks:-
BHGull & Stock Dove

& Mute Swan scarer
(butter would melt)


Andrew Kinghorn said...

Your Common Sandpiper and LRP shot isn't bad, however you still haven’t quite mastered the art of terrible digi-scoping shots, the problem is these shots are quite good and the birds can be identified. If you want some advice on how to take terrible shots of distant waders then just give me a ring. ;)

You haven’t even had Gropper, just roll your tongue onto the roof of your mouth and make a “drrrrrrrrrrr” sound. ;)

Stevie Evans ( owler ) said...

hav just getn one of them new Eye-Fones, so i'll see what i can manage to dodgy-scope with that.

forgot about that toungue rolling drrrrrrr !
i should practice what i preach ! lol