Friday, 19 December 2014

MERRY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015









Friday, 12 December 2014

SWANPOOL 12/12/2014





Paid a quick visit to Swanpool at Falmouth this morning after not getting out for Two weeks, managed to get a few images of one of the two Scaups that are still around, also had a quick showing of the Long-Tailed Duck but did not manage to grab any shots.
Also took a few of some of the other local residents.







SCAUP ( SWANPOOL).





SCAUP (SWANPOOL).

LOOKS LIKE A PEN FOR BREAKFAST, OR ELSE ITS WRITING CHRISTMAS CARDS.





JUV TUFTED DUCK (SWANPOOL).





LITTLE GREBE (SWANPOOL).






COOT (SWANPOOL).




Monday, 1 December 2014

DESERT WHEATEAR (GWENNAP HEAD) 30/11/2014.






Went down to Porthgwarra yesterday morning and walked up onto Gwennap Head to catch up with the Desert Wheatear which has been ther for a few days.
Managed to get a few images of this very obliging bird in nice conditions.
Then went over to Kelynack and caught up with  the nice but distant Dusky warbler.





DESERT WHEATEAR (GWENNAP HEAD).





DESERT WHEATEAR (GWENNAP HEAD).



DESERT WHEATEAR. (GWENNAP HEAD).




Monday, 24 November 2014

MONO MONDAY WHEAL PEAVOUR MINE RADNOR.



SUNSET WHEAL PEAVOUR MINE, RADNOR NR REDRUTH.



Sunday, 16 November 2014

ISABELLINE SHRIKE, COMMON BUZZARD & GREAT TIT 16/11/2014.




A few images from the last couple of days, The Isabelline Shrike was taken on Friday Morning at Pendeen.
The Common Buzzard was taken this morning at Pendeen, and the Great Tit was taken around the feeders at home this afternoon.





ISABELLINE SHRIKE ( PENDEEN ).




COMMON BUZZARD ( PENDEEN ).




GREAT TIT ( LANNER >



Wednesday, 12 November 2014

LESSER WHITETHROAT (STITHIANS RES) 12/11/2014





Popped up to Stithians Res this morning to try and catch the Lesser Whitethroat that has been there for the last couple of days.
After a couple of hours not seeing it I was just about to leave when I saw a small bird drop into the conifer nearest the road.
Still could not locate it at first, then it appeared low down and I saw it was the Whitethroat, managed to get a couple of shots when a squall of wind sprang up and I lost it again.
After around 30 mins I was about to leave again, and peered over the fence from the road and there it was sitting in a bush sunning itself. So I spent a further 20 mins taking some shots of it, as these are the first images I've got of one.
So in the end patience paid off.




LESSER WHITETHROAT.




LESSER WHITETHROAT.




LESSER WHITETHROAT.



Sunday, 9 November 2014

PAINTED LADY ( SANDY COVE NEWLYN ) 09/11/2014.




Not had much to post lately as I have not been out due to the foggy wet windy conditions over the last couple of weeks.
Still I did manage to get out this morning for a few hours,and although I took a few bird images for some reason they were all rubbish and not worth processing,so a few more for the trash can.
But did come across this Painted Lady Butterfly which was a  real pleasant surprise as its so late in the year, and was totally unexpected.
So at least the morning was not a complete washout. 




PAINTED LADY (SANDY COVE (NEWLYN).




PAINTED LADY (SANDY COVE NEWLYN).




PAINTED LADY (SANDY COVE NEWLYN).



Monday, 27 October 2014

SEMI MONO MONDAY 27/10/2014







Have been toying with the idea to resurrect my Mono Monday series this winter,although I do not have many images in the library as yet so I will see how it goes.
So just to break things in gently here is a Semi- Mono. 







A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME.

Thursday, 23 October 2014





Popped down to Copperhouse Creek at Hayle Yesterday afternoon to see the Lesser Yellowlegs which has turned up.
Although it was quite distant still managed to get a few decent record shots.




LESSER YELLOWLEGS.




LESSER YELLOWLEGS.




Monday, 20 October 2014

ST MICHEALS MOUNT 20/10/2014





Popped down to Marazion this morning,weather was not to bad although the cloud levels were building up.
Not much happening on the Avian front so thought I would take a few shots of the Mount as the light was pretty good.
Stopped off at Hayle on the way home, best I could get were distant views of the Six Whooper Swans flying in, Two Jays and a flypast by a Kingfisher.
Still the Mount was worth the trip.





ST MICHEALS MOUNT MARAZION.