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

Saturday, 12 June 2010

DBC's Castle Lake

10:30 - 13:00 yestday

Castle Lake:

very wide selection - all these seen from the hide :-

Peregrine Buzzard Kestrel Sparrowhawk Heron Lapwing Oystercatcher Little ringed Plover Yellow Wagtail Pied Wagtail Common Tern LBBGull HGull CGull BHGull Pochard Wigeon Shoveller Gadwall Mallard Moorhen Coot Dabchick GCGrebe Tree Sparrow Linnet Skylark Meadow Pipit Reed Bunting Corn Bunting Starling Stock Dove Wood Pigeon etc
(SE / JO)

male Peregrine with prey at Stoneybeck

Tree spugling - sev pairs in & around reserve area

Good nos of Yella wags nesting in area
the closest part of 1 wheat field had 2 female but only a single male returning to nests - the male was visiting both - landing with bill fulls of insects & leaving with faecal sacs

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