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

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Little bit of what you fancy

Temperature up to a balmy 7 degrees - felt like a Spring evening as the light went tonight.

The coveys of Greys, so prominant during 5 weeks of snow, now split into noisy territorial pairs dashing all over.

Little Owl activity building as the afternoon wore in, with much calling from multiple birds at dusk

kissy kissy
  - this culminated in a pair "getting jiggy" on a fence post 

the action shot - possibly the worst owl photo ever....
i suppose this is to do with strengthening the pair bond rather than a breeding attempt......

Here a Little Owl in a local working quarry
LO enjoying the sun on a Limestone face

Evidence beneath a rather open Long-eared Owl roost
Leo pellets beneath recently evacuated roost, boot toe cap for scale.

for a pair of orange eyes that were waiting for me

Long-eared eyes
Doesnt show up too well, but this was all i could see of him


Rid said...

Blimey Stevie LO porn, I wasn't "turned on" but I like it!

Anonymous said...

Lol !
Thought you'd like it ;-)

Richard Pegler said...

Great stuff, Stevie - took me a while to find the LEO eyes in the first image. Will be passing your way next week, so will keep my eyes open for northern LOs that most people seem to think don't exist!