Fairburn Ings

Today I had a trip to a very icy Fairburn Ings to see the five long-eared owls that are roosting near Lin Dyke. I found them very quickly, and below is some of the most mindblowing photography this blog has ever seen!

Long-eared Owls... honestly!

A Long-eared Owl... honestly!

The first lifer of the year, and a what a good one!

Other highlights included a good few year ticks, including kingfisher (one at Lin Dyke and one at the Cut Hide), a snipe, several goldeneye, and small flocks of lesser redpoll and siskin.

A couple of icy mallard pics…



Today’s full list below (year ticks in bold)…

Mute swan, gadwall, coot, mallard, magpie, robin, blue tit, black-headed gull, blackbird, cormorant, greenfinch, mistle thrush, wren, grey heron, teal, carrion crow, greylag goose, kestrel, moorhen, fieldfare, long-eared owl, kingfisher, great tit, Canada goose, woodpigeon, dunnock, song thrush, collared dove, tree sparrow, chaffinch, pheasant, willow tit, goldfinch, bullfinch, long-tailed tit, shelduck, shoveler, goldeneye, pochard, great crested grebe, tufted duck, lapwing, lesser redpoll, snipe, jay, coal tit, siskin.


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4 thoughts on “Fairburn Ings”

  1. Just discovered your blog Pete (great idea) and looked to see if smew was one of your ticks today. A week ago a regular at Fairburn said they were already late, but it looks like they’ve still not arrived.

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