Tuesday, 17 May 2016

FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCK & WHITETHROAT 17/05/2016



A couple of images from Sunday morning,started off at St Gothian Sands where a Fulvous Whistling Duck had been reported, although this is a possible escapee it was still worth a look. we then proceeded on down to Land's End, and though the Serin was still around other bird activity was almost zero.
So onward to Botallack to see if any Choughs were around, but again we drew a blank, just managed to grab a few shots of an obliging Whitethroat. So all in all not the most productive of mornings, but as they say that's birding.






FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCK ( St Gothian Sands NR ).




WHITETHROAT   ( Botallack ).




Friday, 13 May 2016

SERIN & OTHER BITS 11/05/2016






Popped down to Land's End on Wednesday morning for a second look for the Serin thats been there for a few days. arrived in thick fog and a very cold N/W wind, after a couple of hours it finally showed up in a horse paddock by Swingates house.
This was a lifer for me and the couple of shots in the set below were the best I could get under the conditions.
Some of the other images are from Marazion where I stopped on the way back .




GREY HERON ( MARAZION ).




PHEASANT ( LANDS END ).





SEDGE WARBLER (MARAZION ).



SEDGE WARBLER (MARAZION ).




SERIN ( LANDS END ).




SERIN ( LANDS END ).




STONECHAT ( MARAZION ).




STONECHAT (MARAZION ).




Wednesday, 20 April 2016

LANNER & BULLER DOWNS 18/-19/04/2016





Just a few images of common stuff over the last couple of days.




ROBIN




LLAMAS (New species on Buller Downs ).




LLAMAS




HOUSE SPARROW




CHAFFINCH




CHAFFINCH





GOLDFINCH



GOLDFINCH




Wednesday, 6 April 2016

SNOWY OWL ( ST JUST ) 04/04/2016






Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but have not done much birding, having been away for a week in North Wales and then had pc problems for the last week.
Anyway did manage to get down to St Just on Monday afternoon for the Snowy Owl that turned up there. This must be the moat photographed bird in Cornwall at the moment.
Still it is a beauty.




Friday, 26 February 2016

BULLFINCH, CHAFFINCH & ROBIN 26/02/2016.





Had a new visitor to the garden feeders this week,this beautiful male Bullfinch turned up on Wednesday afternoon and visited the niger seed feeder 5 times, it then left and I have not seen it since.
Still getting all the regulars such as the Chaffinch and Robin as well as the local family of House Sparrows.





MALE BULLFINCH.





MALE CHAFFINCH.




ROBIN



Thursday, 18 February 2016

NEWLYN W/E 14/02/2016





A few images from a trip to Newlyn last weekend, nice to catch up with another Glaucous Gull in the Harbour.




RESTING IN A RARE SPELL OF SUNSHINE.





GLAUCOUS GULL (NEWLYN HARBOUR )



TURNSTONE ( NEWLYN HARBOUR )




TURNSTONE ( NEWLYN HARBOUR )




ST MICHEALS MOUNT  ( FROM SANDY COVE )






Sunday, 7 February 2016

GLOSSY IBIS LONGROCK 05/02/2016





  A few images of the Glossy Ibis taken on Friday at Longrock Marazion, this bird has been there for almost a week now giving great views. The weather conditions on the day were not good heavy cloud and light rain, it would have looked much better with a bit of sunshine.

























Thursday, 4 February 2016

MARAZION 03/02/2016





Finally managed to get out with the camera yesterday, after another long spell of very soggy weather.
Ended up at Marazion where there was a lot of common species around, and managed to get the images below of Rock & Meadow Pipits, Grey Heron & Oystercatcher.


































Monday, 4 January 2016

STITHIANS RES 02/01/2016.





So here we go another new year, and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Peaceful one.
First post is a short trip to Stithians Res yesterday afternoon, have not been there for quite a while so it was nice to see all the activity around the feeders. Also it was great to get out with the cameras again.
So the four shots below  were the afternoons efforts.




GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER.




FEMALE BULLFINCH.





MALE REED BUNTING.




LONG-TAILED TIT



Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas 2015






Just to say thank you all for stopping by my Blog over the past year, and hope to see you all again in 2016.
Very best wishes to you all.