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

Friday, 18 February 2011

5 owls in 2 days - things are picking up.

A cold overcast day, after having been spoilt with yesterdays sun

A wander north round the edge of the City of Sunderland

I saw it first for a change - how folk get so close to these little b~~~~ers is a mystery to me.....
 Little Owl sheltering at the edge of a farmyard

Very fortunate to find this Long-eared sitting rather openly in a semi-mature Ash within a thorn copse

another site i dont get to very often, but hit on lucky

even though hes roosting within the open canopy of an Ash, theres allways twigs & branches in the way

Long-eared Owl pellets - easily identified, as they often seem to regurgitate pound coins ;-)
slightly weathered pellets - showing variability in sizes.

Headed back & got into place to see distant views of Barn Owl in the half light - day light hunting Barnies allways a scarce commodity round here for some strange reason.....

Thats all 5 seen over the last 2 days.


Rid said...

Lucky you!! I don't know anout seeing all 5 in 2 days, around here it could take 2 years!!

Wanna get close to LO's? Get a landy!!! !-)

Dave from Durham said...

awesome Steve, still trying to track down me tawnies in my neck of the woods, their are about but not in the normal habitats this year, possible bad winter to count for, other species are pointing in this theory (awesome owling)