Sunday, July 22, 2007

Chunky Monkey...









Above - Little Owl. Looks like a Toby Jug....

The weather this morning was the usual. Rain. I left the house at 0720 and was back home at 0830. An hour sat in the car gazing seaward through dismal drizzle at Boulmer had -

Roseate Tern 2
Arctic Skua 1+
Common Scoter 43 N
Bar tailed Godwit 1 N
Dunlin 39

This afternoon the sun got out and it was quite warm, so I thought that the Longhoughton Little Owls would be out sunning themselves after the recent damp spell. This one in the picture was quite obliging and even let two kids with dogs walk right under him without flying off.
I suppose the rain is a mixed blessing for these chaps. There'll be an abundance of worms to feed on but they dont like a soaking. One of my favourites.

5 comments:

st said...

Great shots, the last ones i saw were two years ago in pigdon

hepmpfam said...

Love the photos! I'm down at Sugarsands fairly often. Are they on the road down to the beach?

Paul

Boulmer Birder said...
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Boulmer Birder said...

Thanks both for the comments. Paul, I'm not too sure about giving site details online incase the birds are breeding now. I tried to access your profile but it came up as unaccessable? If you want to leave a contact email I'll get in touch...

hepmpfam said...

Thanks very much. Dropped out of touch with sites of interest over the last few years - all comes of having a toddler! It's hepmpfam@hotmail.com

Paul