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

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

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Heavy showers & wind in the East, hoping for a wader or two headed up to check out Seaton - the weekends Wood Sand had only stayed a day . . .

Pick of the crop was a fine male Yellow Wagtail, - presumably a passage bird ?, but hopefully not.

The only other obvious grounded passage migrant was a Wheatear, though a steady stream of Swallows were moving North.

Sev broods of Coot, Greylag & Mallard
2pr Red legged Partridge, 6prGrey Partridge,

Seemingly in good nos this season, 20+mWhitethroat were singing
3Grasshopper Warbler reeled in short bursts only, 3Sedge Warbler, 3Garden Warbler
1mLesser Whitethroat was in his regular hedgerow

A Bird filled oasis in this area of natural regeneration

All these were eyed up by 2Cuckoo

The Wigeon pair hold on, & hopefully the pr Gadwall will too.

Brief & distant views of a large dark raptor - most prob a Buzzard
Also 3Kestrel up & 1Sparrowhawk through.

A scan out to sea - thats a good way off i tell you, but had Gannet no bother, even at 32x mag !

So, NO waders . . . onto plan B - at Bish Midd . . .

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