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

Saturday, 7 August 2010

6th Aug - Bish Midd waders / Offending Article #2

Stoneybeck - with Farnless Fm ( of BeeEater fame)  in the background

Waders at Castle Lake / Stoney today :-

8+ Green Sand
2-3 Common Sand
1 Wood Sand
2 Ruff
2 Dunlin
2 Greenshank
1-2 Ringed Plover
7-8 Lrplover

also small nos of Pintail, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveller, Pochard, Shelduck

Would you have know by this photo Sandpiper

4 Greens & a Dunlin below the hide

Big influx of Snipe, with several feeding very actively - 50 seen from hide

Hiders - 2Dunlin, 4Lrp

Sadly, this just about emptied the lake of duck & waders . . . P#icks
Local landowners have chased them off

Moved off to Hurworth for the Osprey, a few other bits & bobs here
18 Pochard, sev groups of Tree Spugs, GCGrebes with young & 1 still incubating

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