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


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Mid February 2017 - local update.

Long-eared males singing & wing-clapping at a couple of sites
Leo surveys his territory at dusk

The 1st Tawnies may well be on eggs - none checked so far
Little Owls becoming more vocal & more showy especially on the recent warm sunny days.
Our wintering Shorties continue their crepuscular activity - having been seen day flying on less than half a dozen dates.

Sunday, I stood with Mr Heron at dusk after a full 13 mile day out - he clocked a Barnie almost over our heads, with Little Owls & a silhouetted Tawny all from the same vantage point.

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2 comments:

Paul Riddle said...

Lucky you, seems an owl fest is occurring up North!

Richard Pegler said...

Seems like you're doing rather well up there, Stevie. We've had a somewhat disappointing winter for Shorties this time round. Seeing a few more Barnies than usual - possibly due to Mr. Riddle's superb efforts with BO box erection. Not seen a LEO in these parts for years!