Sunday, July 22, 2007
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
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.