Monday 27 November 2023

The Dales part two

25.11.23 Teesdale in search of Short-eared-Owl and at last some images. At least four owls were seen out hunting and there were lots of disputes taking place as you will see. I took so many shots of the Owls that I have put together two Blogs. 

There was a lot of chasing going on.

One of the owls caught what looks like a Vole.

I was hoping it would land on a nearby wall to eat it.

However, it landed in the grass instead.

Kestrel sitting on a wall minding its own business.

However the Kestrel took exception to an Owl sitting on its wall.

The Owl took no notice.

So the Kestrel flew off and it came right in front of my car.

Sunday 26 November 2023

The Dales part one

 25.11.23 first stop the Durham Dales in the search of Crossbill which I’m pleased to say on this visit my wife and I found some. There was a small flock of around a dozen mixed with a small flock of Siskin and Goldfinch high up in the pine trees.




Wednesday 22 November 2023

Burdon Moor (again)

 21.11.23 and another walk around Burdon Moor. Very few birds this time however there is (nearly) always something to photograph.

Common Green Shieldbug.

Another Common Green Shieldbug.

Gorse Shieldbug.

I have only seen this once before and I was told (thanks Alan and Maria) that this Gorse Shieldbug and the one below could be infected by a parasite Beauveria bassiana.

7-spot Ladybird.

Wren. As it was in among the brambles and in shadow, I had to use a high ISO so not the best of images.

This is probably the same Roe Deer that I saw the other day only this time it was a lot closer.

As I walked back to the car the same Roe Deer was bounding across the field and into the wood. A couple of dog walkers were coming from the carpark and spooked it.