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


Monday, 9 August 2010

9th Aug - Mixed Bag at Bish Midd

A morning round Bishop Middleham produced the usual excellent mix of species.
Highlights being:-

2 Ruff, 6Green Sandpiper, 3Common Sandpiper, 21+Snipe, adRinged Plover, 4+juv Little Ringed Plover, 28Curlew,

717 Greylag inc 471 on C.Lake,

All 3 wagtails with 2Grey, 12+Pied & 32+Yellow wag,

Signs of a good breeding season with passerines well represented:-
Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Willow Tit, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, Long tailed Tit, Pheasant, Tree Sparrow, Whitethroat, Linnet, Goldfinch all with young.


A Cuckoo near Allans Pool looked like a young bird too

A mixed roving flock of wagtails & pipits along Foulmarts Lane held a Tree Pipit, with 20 Meadows

Corn Buntings were still singing at Stoneybeck, with another singing close to the DBC hide.


2 juv Corn Bunts - male was singing close by



Ringed






Stoneybeck looking good to pull in a wader or two
2 each of Ruff & Green Sand

Back home for midday via the shops & the chippy

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