Sunday, February 24, 2008

Felbrigg Lake

Mild overcast WSW 3-4 0820- 0945

The lake was really low on wildfowl this morning with just Tufted Duck (8), Pochard (1), Mallard (10), Mute Swan (pr) and Coot (8). However there were a pair of Shoveler on the marshy area to the south, where a pair of Barn Owl were hunting. The Little Owl was seen again, with another heard very close by, and a pair of Oystercatcher came in piping from the west before settling with the Shoveler. The Oicks presumably a breeding pair returning.

Hawthorn breaking out

Marble Gall Andricus kollari (agamic)

Barn Owl

Little Owl...."you ain't sin me, right!"


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