Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Pale Face

Finally added Short-eared Owl to my BM list today and in some style with six together over Low Hardwick this afternoon. One even ventured up to Castle Lake and hunted (and caught prey) around the south-east corner, allowing Tony and myself superb views from the opposite bank.
Earlier in the day Joe had a fantastic eight SEO.
Short-eared Owl has been a bit of a bogey bird for me since I started birding with very few sightings anywhere so today provided by far my best ever views.
Also over Low Hardwick was the long-staying immature Hen Harrier, whilst the 13 Eurasian White-fronted Geese where still on the A1 flashes.

Year tick #135 Short-eared Owl  (Patch tick #148)

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