Friday, 17 April 2015

Sad end

Sad news this morning when the Long-eared Owl that has been entertaining so many was found dead. No obvious cause of death, possibly due to collision with fence.

All pretty quiet around Gateshead. Plenty of newly arrived Willow Warbler and Blackcap everywhere, 2 Pink-footed Geese at Lamesley and George had the first Common Tern of the year at Shibdon.

Willow Warbler at Birtley reed beds
Another trip up to the hills gave similar birds to yesterday. Pied Flycatcher showed well, the Ring Ouzel was a bit distant and a couple of Tree Pipit at Winnows Hill were new for the year.

Pied Flycatcher
Roadside female Red Grouse
Male Red Grouse
Looking Good


  1. A crying shame that Rob, no matter what the circumstances :-(

    1. On a happier note, there were 2 LEO out hunting tonight.