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

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Rooster II

A couple of images showing how well these birds can conceal themselves
( in this case seeking a bit of peace on a local nature reserve )

This was as good as it got - the only view possible despite looking from numerous angles & heights

Its mate was even less co-operative - the only view being of part of its back....

Not always easy..... Oh, for the roosts of south eastern Europe !

But it is turning out to be a good winter for Long-eareds in the North East

If you are out looking for these Long-fellas this winter..... - remember, dont go where the Birders go.... they'll be deep in cover there !


Christian said...

I'm glad it's a good year for them mate, and your eyesight is not too shabby eh?

Richard Pegler said...

Utterly amazing that you spotted these!! Makes you realise that there's probably a few more around than we think there are!

All the best for 2012 Stevie.

Phil said...

I like to see birders in deep cover - much better

Stevie Evans said...

ATB for 2012 guys

Phil, I can guarantee there'll be a Load of arse-holes out "year-listing" tomorrow
Several of them will be beating about " in deep cover" to flush Long-eared owls - NOT What anyone would prefer to see....
Unless they're an CLASS A ARSEHOLE.