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

Monday, 24 October 2011

Shorter days

Within a space of little over a week our local Short-eareds have changed tact from daylight hunting to crepuscular activity.

At the weekend i watched 2 of the Shorties vanish as soon as the sun was up & at another site 2 more roosting late in the afternoon - but not hunting untill the light had almost gone -

When it did, the first thing his bird attempted to catch was a Blackbird, swooping through thorns & boughs but failed on that attempt.

Hopefully theyll be out & about & a bit more conspicious as the winter kicks in.....


Another roosting Long-eared Owl shot from DaveA from one of my old stomping grounds nr Sacriston ;-

Nicely taken - & just rewards from someone who doesnt mind putting a bit of time , effort & legwork in.


Christian said...

That's the hope Stevie! It's my target species this winter.

Stevie Evans said...

looking at some of the habitat in your pics Christian , id say its only a matter of time before you're screeching to a halt & hanging out of the window with camera ! ;-)

Christian said...

I think you're right Stevie! I'm really looking forward to the winter daylight hours.