Monday, 21 April 2014

MACRO DAYS EASTER 2014.





Well things have been hotting up over the weekend, had two very nice days on Friday and Saturday so spent the afternoons pottering around in the garden.
I did keep the Macro setup close at hand as a few insects were starting to move around, managed to get the first two shots below.
The second two images were from the Moth trap on Saturday night, only managed six moths, 5 Hebrew Characters and 1 Common Quaker, so at least things hopefully can only get better. 




TRUE FLY (DEXIA RUSTICA 10-12mm ).




TWO SPOT LADYBIRD.




COMMON QUAKER.




HEBREW CHARACTER.




Wednesday, 16 April 2014

LINNET & SEDGE WARBLER 15/04/2013





Had a couple of hours down west yesterday morning, started off at Hayle Estuary not much about a small number of Gulls, about 10 Little Egrets, and one Sandwich Tern which was a first for the year.
I then drove to Marazion where I walked around the marsh,it was good to pick up three Sedge Warblers again first's for the year, also had three Cetti's Warblers and a few more common species.
The wind was strong from the South East and very cool which kept a lot of birds under cover, still Spring is well and truly on its way. 





LINNET ( MARAZION MARSH ).




SEDGE WARBLER ( MARAZION MARSH ).




SEDGE WARBLER ( MARAZION MARSH ).




Monday, 14 April 2014

WHOOPER SWAN, PEACOCK BUTTERFLY, SEA KING 14/04/2013





Sadly just another quick post, as I have not done much Photography over the last week or so, having been busy replacing garden fencing that was destroyed during the winter storms.
Still did manage to get down to Helston boating lake last Friday,as the Grand children wanted to visit the play area there. I was very surprised to find that the overwintering Whooper Swan was still in residence, and very confiding for the camera.
The Peacock butterfly was a first for the year in the garden yesterday. The Sea King was taken on Friday flying over Helston.






WHOOPER SWAN (HELSTON BOATING LAKE ).




WHOOPER SWAN ( HELSTON BOATING LAKE ).



WHOOPER SWAN ( HELSTON BOATING LAKE ).





PEACOCK BUTTERFLY ( LANNER).



WESTLAND SEA KING ( HELSTON )




Friday, 4 April 2014

SPARROWHAWK, SHELDUCK & GREEN SANDPIPER 03/04/2013.



Managed to get out for a few hours yesterday morning, started off at Marazion hoping for a few Swallows and Terns, but things were very quiet.
So then went to Hayle Estuary, here there were good numbers of Gulls, Greenshank,and Redshank along with a few other species, But all to distant for images.
Final port of call was St Gothian Sands NR at Godrevy, although things were quiet here also did manage to get the images below, I was very pleased when the Sparrowhawk perched briefly on a nearby  post.






SPARROWHAWK (St Gothian Sands NR )



SHELDUCK (St Gothian Sands NR ).




GREEN SANDPIPER (St Gothian Sands NR ).


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

THREE WEEK ROUNDUP 01/04/2013



Sorry for the lack of posts over the past three weeks I have been out birding a few times but the weather has certainly been against photography. Most of the things I have seen have been to distant anyway.\I have also had a couple of computer problems over the last week, which I have now got sorted.
So this post's images are a roundup of the past three weeks from various spots around the county, and hope the weather improves so I can really get going.






MEADOW PIPIT ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS NR GODREVY ).





CANADA GOOSE (MARAZION MARSH ).





ST MICHEALS MOUNT.





MARAZION BEACH.





CAPE CORNWALL (ST JUST ).



Sunday, 9 March 2014

SWANPOOL FALMOUTH .




Just a quick post before I head off out this morning, These images were taken at Swanpool early last week, when Brian and myself went down for the Black Guillemot which was in Falmouth Bay.
We did get it but far to distant for any images.




COLLARED DOVE (LANNER ).




COOT (SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).




ROBIN (SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).




SONG THRUSH ( SWANVALE, SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).



Wednesday, 26 February 2014

GREAT TIT & CHAFFINCH.





A couple of images taken on a early visit to Tehidy  Country Park with my Granddaughter and Grandson last Friday morning.
The birds here can be very confiding as the area attracts a lot of visitors, this image is of Emily with a Great Tit taking seed from her, Sadly Taylor would not keep his hand still for long enough to get some shots, but I suppose boys will be boys.
The Chaffinch was on a nearby branch but would not come to hand, after a short time we were hit with a very heavy rain and hail shower and had to make a dash for the car.





GREAT TIT ( TEHIDY COUNTRY PARK ).

A bird in the hand !!!!.





CHAFFINCH ( TEHIDY COUNTRY PARK ).



Monday, 24 February 2014

SLAVONION GREBE & GREAT GRESTED GREBE 20/02/2014





A little late getting this post on as I have had a few other things to do, the images were from a trip to Stithians Res last week.

Also I do check my visitor stats regularly an on the  20th & 21st I saw that an unidentified visitor had trolled through the whole of my blog and archive over that two day period.
I did a check on the IP address which was 162.220.58.188 and found it belongs to hosting website near Wichita USA, I cannot tell if this was someone just looking or if my images have been hacked, but it is most unusual for someone to go through the whole of my blog in two massive visits over a few hours.
I wonder if anyone else has noticed anything unusual, I would be interested to know.

If anyone is interested you can check IP addresses at http://www.ip-tracker.org/locator/ip-lookup.php 






SLAVONION GREBE ( STITHIANS RES ).




SLAVONION GREBE ( STITHIANS RES ).



SLAVONION GREBE ( STITHIANS RES ).





GREAT CRESTED GREBE  (STITHIANS RES ).




GREAT CRESTED GREBE  (STITHIANS RES ).




GREAT CRESTED GREBE  (STITHIANS RES ).




Thursday, 20 February 2014

HELLS MOUTH, MARAZION & HAYLE.





A few images from last Sunday and Tuesday, on Sunday it was a lovely afternoon so my wife and I went for a walk along St Georges Walk, at Copperhouse Creek  Hayle, and along the new development at North Quay. It was very crowded at times as everyone wanted to get out and enjoy the lovely weather.
So the last four images are from Sunday,also the Meadow Pipit was taken at Hell's Mouth on a drive back along the coast road.
The other three bird images were taken on Tuesday on a birding trip to Penzance and Marazion, I did manage a couple of year ticks, a Surf Scoter at Penzance and a Cetti's Warbler at Marazion.




MEADOW PIPIT (HELLS MOUTH NORTH CLIFFS ).




COMMON BUZZARD ( MARAZION MARSH )




DUNNOCK ( MARAZION MARSH ).



WREN ( MARAZION MARSH ).




COPPERHOUSE CREEK ( HAYLE ).




ST EUNY CHURCH (LELANT ).




NORTH QUAY ( HAYLE ).




ST ELWYN CHURCH ( HAYLE ).








Friday, 14 February 2014

GOLDENEYE LITTLE GREBE & SHOVELER 14/02/2014.





Well we are still being ravaged by Atlantis Storms, so any photo opportunities are few and far between at the moment.
Did manage to get out for a couple of brief periods this week to Stithians Res and Brian and I made a trip up to Wadebridge on Tuesday.
So just a few images from the trips. 




GOLDENEYE (STITHIANS RES ).




LITTLE GREBE (STITHIANS RES ).




SHOVELER (WALMSLEY  NR WADEBRIDGE ).