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

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

4/5 on NYD

The first day of the new year was wet & windy, so it wasnt looking the best at the onset,
although by the end of day one after 11 hours & 22 miles on foot,  i'd managed 4 of the 5 local owl species, with 2Littles, a Tawny, a dozen or so Shorties & half that of Long fellas.

Barn Owl though is still eluding me, but i did manage a bonus of a ringtail Hen Harrier while checking a regular Barnie hunting area.

Heres a Long roosting openly close to home at Durham City :-


Christian said...

Lovely shot of the LEO Stevie - a special bird.

Stevie Evans said...

Not often you get an un-obscured view when they're in mature conifers, so I was pleased with those pics.

Been back to have another peek at this 1 today & he was in pretty much the same spot, a lot sleepier & not quite as visible - but nice to see. Weekends aren't the best time to visit or look as they tend to get bumped about by various human ( or even sub-human ! ) activity !

Atb Steve

Richard Pegler said...

Sorry, Stevie - only just got round to looking at this post. I could say (truthfully!) that I'm jealous of your owls (particularly the LEOs) up there, but I guess that the main part of the story is your exceptional skills at finding them.

Well done, and some really nice images there!