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

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Having a Blast

No blue flags here - but a superb migrant trap at the back of the beach, with Phragmites & Hawthorns

Nothing out of the ordinary today, despite some birds on the coast, but over the years ive seen Pallas's, Barred, Yellow Browed, Greenish & Icterine Warblers, Red Breasted Flycatcher, Firecrest, Wryneck etc

We did see:-
2Lesser Whitethroat, 1Little Owl, 2 seperate Fulmar chicks-1 on a ledge, the other slightly safer in a small cavity - airgunners regularly get birds here, juve Perg went North, recent Barn Owl pellets were an interesting discovery & will have to be followed up, 2Willow Tit, an ArcticSkua was offshore harrassing terns, also 2juvvy Stonechat & several Kestrels.

Fulmar youngster

tide & time wait for no man

the crack shows were the North Sea will reclaim the next chunk
Note the large pale boulder hanging on - it was resting on a wooden stake jutting out of the spoil

i liked the angles in this view & tried for a picture - but someone kept creeping into the shot . . .

pot shot at the Police helicoptor as it went over

goodbye untill next time

We must point out no children were risked in any way shape or form in the production of these images . .


 this individual did fall down the stairs when we got home & had to get his scalp glued after bouncing down a way, making contact with a radiator at the bottom of the flight - Ouch !

Just painted the wall yesterday afternoon & theres claret on it already !

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