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


Thursday, 30 December 2010

Ar nuther tic

Well thats another very enjoyable year on the local patch birding.

A real flourish over the final 4-5 weeks with resulting in a personal total of 165species seen on the patch, with good views of 2 of our Arctic Redpolls today.

Of these, 161 being "OFFH"  - On Foot From Home.


with 178 species OFFH resulting from 1 visit to coast..... on our local 'bird race' - this being a 24hr, 42km walk in mid May !

Lots of highlights, all 5 owls seen on New Years Day, 10 new local patch ticks for me during the year, a late winter record of all 5 owl species seen in 37 minutes.







2 comments:

Rid said...

Wow, 5 owl species in 37 minutes, must be a world record!!!!!
Nice one Stevie.

Richard Pegler said...

I'd like to be able to find 5 owls (of any species!) in 37 minutes! Amazing!!