Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Thursday, 25 December 2008

LEO at West chevington

It's nice to see birds that are not rare but are rarely seen. Last night on my way home from Amble a Long eared owl was sitting on a fence post on the edge of Northsteads plantation near West chevington farm. No photo equipment for night time photography but it just sat on the fence post unperturbed by our presence and it didn't even fly off. It's pose was almost identical to the pic on Newton stringers blog. A nice surprise as I was looking for Barn owl at the time.
Quiet around the meadows with one Fox sighting. Nuthatches and Tawny owls are very vocal at the moment and there are still two Goosanders on the Wansbeck in Morpeth town centre.

4 comments:

Newton Stringer said...

LEO's are great birds !! A very nice christmas present indeed !

I'd love to get a nuthatch at Newton it would be a patch tick, although I have seen em just inland a little way up the brunton burn..

Merry Christmas !!

abbey meadows said...

Thanks NS, I don't know if it's of interest but last night I saw a nice Tawny owl at High newton.

Newton Stringer said...

ARRRGGGHHH !! Was it in the walled garden of Newton House ?

Still need Tawny Owl for my patch list, I know they are seen at High Newton but I have yet to get one... There's been one in my ringing site too this last week, but I've not seen it... 8(

I did think about spending a couple of hours walking round at night, but that V the pub.... and the pub always wins, so I've never got round to it...

abbey meadows said...

I think it was just a bit of luck. I've driven around there loads of times and not seen anything. It was at Newton house. I think the pub would win with me... I like the pubs around there.