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

Sunday, 28 November 2010

White $hite

A young Arab asks his father:

What is this weird hat that we are wearing ?

It's a "chechia" because in the desert it protects our heads from the sun !
And what is this type of clothing that we are wearing ?

It's a "djbellah" because in the desert it is very hot and it protects your body !

And what are these ugly shoes that we have on our feet ?

These are "babouches", which keep us from burning our feet when in the desert
Tell me, papa...
Yes, my son ?

Why are we living in Birmingham and still wearing all this shit ?


Rainton Bittern sunning itself early afternoon providing good photo opp for DA et al.
Bittern pic

I managed to get there for the last 30 mins of light & DM kindly back tracked through the 10" of snow, where i enjoyed brief scope views of it as a certain small person enjoyed throwing snow in my ear & face.

you can just make out his face, high up in the reeds, left of middle

only just.....
Looks like it was maybe going to roost there - high up out of harms way

harsh conditions for November.....

Despite my snowball launching imp, we had superb views of a Woodcock feeding in the snow amongst the trees, with Jack Snipe, Snipe & Woodcock all seen with ease as the light went around the pool 3/4 area.

red sky at night, snowball in your ear

A small wader, rushing about on the tiny ice free areas remained unidentified in the half light - hopefully a Sanderling, but perhaps just a Dunlin ?
If it stops over, GC will be on hand to mop it up in the morning

late Sunday night, & the skys just been lit up with a hellish crack of Lightening & the longest loudest rumble of thunder i can remember


Fun in the snow

Fun in the Snow Friday

Fun in the Snow - Sunday -getting on for a level foot of the stuff

Fun in the Snow - Sunday

Fun in the Snow - Saturday

Fun in the Snow - Saturday

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