Saturday, 11 October 2014

HAYLE ESTUARY 10/10/2014





A few images from a quick trip to Hayle Estuary yesterday morning, after early rain it turned out to be one of those beautiful Autumn mornings.
The light was superb crystal clear with great light.  







BAR-TAILED GODWIT.




LITTLE EGRET.




LITTLE EGRET.




OYSTERCATCHER.




REDSHANK.




ROCK PIPIT.

Not the best of shots as this one was in total shade.




Thursday, 2 October 2014

COMMON BUZZARD & RAVEN 02/10/2014





Thought I would start the month off with good intentions, and get a post on.
These two images were taken over the past two weeks on trips down to Kenidjack & Nanquido Valleys.
I am at the moment playing with some new Raw editing software, Its Adobe Lightroom 5 and I am now starting to get to grips with it. 
First impressions are that it is an excellent piece of software which has some pretty powerful and useful features.
So these are the first two images I have posted  using it.





COMMON BUZZARD.




RAVEN.






Monday, 29 September 2014





Real lack of posts this month as I have not done much photography and the times I have been out subjects have been few and far between.
So it was nice to get down west yesterday morning,started off at Marazion and managed to catch up with the Spotted Crake which has been around for a few days, on the way back I stopped at Hayle Est and got a few images of a Curlew which was just below the bridge on the causeway,




CURLEW (HAYLE EST ).





SPOTTED CRAKE ( MARAZION )



Thursday, 28 August 2014

COMMON SANDPIPER & GREY HERON STITHIANS RES 28/08/2014





Just a few images of a visit to Stithians Res this Morning, all taken with the 400mm Lens, for the sandpipers I used A 1x4 extender and for the heron a 2x.
Also nice to see you John and have a catchup.





COMMON SANDPIPER.




COMMON SANDPIPER.




GREY HERON.



Wednesday, 27 August 2014

LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER STITHIANS RES 26/08/2014





Caught up with the Little-Ringed Plover at Stithians Res yesterday afternoon,with some nice views in front of the hide.
This juvenile bird has been around for a couple of days,and with some other species picked up around the county it looks like the Autumn migration is under way.  




LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER (STITHIANS RES).




LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER (STITHIANS RES).



DUNLIN & LITTLE-RINGED PLOVER (STITHIANS RES).



Monday, 18 August 2014

FULL MOON & BAR HEADED GOOSE.






These images were taken over the last week, the moon was taken last Monday when it was at its nearest point to Earth in the last 20 years.
The Bar Headed Goose was taken at Hayle Estuary on Sunday and has been there for a few days, although it is possibly an escapee it is not ringed so as far as I am concerned it is added to the year list.





FULL MOON  (FROM CARN MARTH ).



BAR-HEADED GOOSE.




BAR-HEADED GOOSE.



Monday, 4 August 2014

BUTTERFLIES & DRAGONFLIES GWITHIAN 30/07/2014



Once again apologies for the lack of posts,I have been having PC problems for the last couple of months. So I have upgraded from XP to windows 7 after  a number of installations issues its now working reasonably well. Also have been away for a week into the Cotswolds which was very enjoyable.
So these images were taken last week on a visit to Gwithian NR , and just shows how the butterfly activity has improved with the hot weather.







SMALL SKIPPER.




COMMON DARTER.




DARK GREEN FRITILLARY (FEMALE ).




GATEKEEPER.




GOLD-RINGED DRAGONFLY.




PALE CLOUDED YELLOW.




PEACOCK.




RED ADMIRAL.




SMALL COPPER.




MEADOW BROWN.




SMALL TORTOISESHELL.




SPECKLED WOOD.




Wednesday, 16 July 2014

CARNON VALLEY NR 15/07/2014





Spent a nice couple of hours at Carnon valley NR yesterday morning, the object of the visit was to try and find Greyling Butterflies which are local to the area. Insect activity was very quiet and it took me quite a long time to locate a solitary Greyling which was very active and difficult to Photograph.
I also had a few other species which are included in the post, I was really pleased with the Labyrinth  Spider which I found on a patch of heather, and managed to coax out of its hole by tickling its web with a piece of grass. 




GATEKEEPER.




GREYLING.





HAWTHORN SHIELD BUG.



LABYRINTH SPIDER.



Wednesday, 2 July 2014

MIXED BAG 02/07/2014





A few images from a couple of trips during the last week, at last the warm weather is bringing a few species around.
So hopefully the rain forecast for the next couple of days will not put a damper on the activities.




BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER.




GOLD-RINGED DRAGONFLY.





RED ADMIRAL.




RINGLET.





RINGLET.




SMALL SKIPPER.





SMALL TORTOISESHELL.




SMALL TORTOISESHELL.



SPECKLED WOOD.




THE CINNABAR CATERPILLAR.





Thursday, 26 June 2014

MOTH WEEK 25/06/2014



As its been about three weeks since I've posted anything thought I had better put a few images up.
The truth is although its been beautiful weather I have not been out with the cameras,instead I have been clearing up my neighbours garden for him as it was very over grown and at 93 years young he's not able to do it any more, still have a little bit to do but the bulk of it is sorted.
So back to the post, I have put the moth trap out three nights this week and have averaged between twenty and thirty moths each night, although this is a small amount it suits me fine as I can get through them quite quickly.
So these images are some of the species trapped, I will mention they are all released back into the trees when I've finished.
Also went down to Godrevy Wednesday morning and had a few things, I will post these next time after I have sorted them.





BUFF ERMINE.




BUFF TIP.




HEART & DART.




MARBLED WHITE SPOT.





MOTTLED BEAUTY.



RIBAND WAVE.




SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER.




SHOULDER-STRIPED WAINSCOT.




SMALL ELEPHANT HAWKMOTH.





SMALL MAGPIE.



SMALL MAGPIE.




SMALL PHOENIX.