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

Saturday, 28 August 2010


Some prepping up for next phase of Barnie boxes . . .
This entailed 3 of us hand-balling 4 big numb telegraph poles onto the truck.

2 delivered to our fellow owl enthusiasts at the University of Durham & the other 2 to Durham Wildlife Trust HQ to be used for pole mounted Barn Owl boxes. - hopefully they should be out of harms way up on these - although the way things have been going perhaps we should daub some tar & apply some wire half way up . . .

recent image from a local prowler.

We endured, sorry, thats enjoyed ;-) a further indoor meeting with DWT officials to finalise arrangements.

Good job we had some big strong young men from the bird club to give it a bit heave-ho (i mean with the poles, not the trusts staff !)

Another project we aim to implement with DWT is an organised viewing opportunity for roosting Long-eareds - this will hopefully go some way to counter some of the problems these birds experience over the winter months.

In the afternoon we erected new boxes in local study areas, with evidence of Barn & Little owl having been present.

Another very positive owl day & good team effort.
its a good job we got those poles yestday . . .as overnight someone has chored the truck tailgate whilst parked outside my front door !
misc & random addition :-
in a forgotten corner of the yard the farmer has been establishing a new Typha bed

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