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

Saturday, 1 February 2014

been a long time

Summer 2013 was pretty much a blank nesting season for Co.Durhams Long-eared's, so at the moment winter roosting birds are on the whole "bad to get".  That being said, i know of  two double figure roosts, one holding at least a dozen birds.
Heres one sitting nicely - taken at range with iPhone 4GS hand held to Nikon fieldscope x30 mag.

From New Year, it has been pleasing to note that our male Longs have commenced their display flights right on cue , with several local owlers connecting & yet another new pair found in suitable habitat.  (MH/DC/GS/SE et al )
Heres an iPhone snap shot of a male displaying overhead :-