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


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Short interactions

Several noisy Shorty vs Shorty & Shorty vs Crow airborne battles

 These 2 were very close - as this phone picture shows, the assailant coming in low over my head.

Elsewhere, Shorty chasing Shorty, chasing it following every twist & turn -  after seeing it off the 'victor' completed 2 bursts of underwing clapping in quick succession.
This bird was easily identifiable, regularly patrolling this area & aggressive to 2 other individuals.

Most surprising was when we broke off to shadow a Roe Doe as she belted over the open ground !

Finally another field held a quartering bird which hovered with talons dangling - it circled & did the same again - through the scope a feisty little Weasel up on its hind legs.... the owl left empty handed !

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