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


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

another cool evening

A cool damp evening with limited activity
Males off out hunting, branched young remaining within & begging from the natal area with females in close attendance - one repeating an odd low rasping note whilst she sat on watch waiting for her mates return.
As the light went we went to leave, enjoying open, close range views of the female attending to one of her youngsters - even at this young age the youngster knowing when to remain silent & still to help avoid detection.

Digi-binned shot of calling female awaiting her mates return

phone-image of male circling around us checking us out before continuing his hunt

Very little else to report other than good numbers of Swifts, only 1 Noctule bat, no sight nor sound of any other owl species.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

That is so interesting, you are in full contact with nature! Animals can become a passion, and that is sort of what happened to me. I now go to every zoo I can find. Last year I travelled to Argentina since I had been told there are species you can only see there. I got an apartment rental in Buenos Aires very near the Zoo, in the neighbourhood of Palermo.
You should go to the bat section they have over there, you´d love it!
Nikki