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.



Friday, 18 December 2015

771 NAVAL AIR SQUADRON SEARCH & RESCUE 18/12/2015





Hi Folks, Not exactly Wildlife but still we are all used here in SW UK to seeing the Red & Grey Seakings of 771 Navel Air Squadron SAR flying around. This service ceases on 31/12/2015 and will be taken over by the Coastguard Agency. So I would like you all to join me in saying a great big thank you to all the personnel past and present who were always there when we needed them.
Over the past 50+ years they have carried out many rescues on land & sea mostly in horrendous conditions.
They will be sorely missed. 









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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

MUSCOVY DUCK 8/12/2015





Made a trip down west yesterday morning, stopped off at Sandy cove to have a look around, not much happening a few Great Northern Divers and a Razorbill out in the bay and a Goldcrest and a couple of Chiffs in the shrubs next to the car park.
Then went down to Drift Res to see if the Mandarin Duck was showing, but did not locate it.
Still this Muscovy Duck was down by the gate and giving really close views, sometimes so close I could not get it all in the frame.
I know this is not a native species and is often bypassed by birders, But is still a great looking bird in its own right.




MUSCOVY DUCK (Drift Res ).




MUSCOVY DUCK (Drift Res ).




Thursday, 3 December 2015

RYANS FIELD & PORTHLEVEN 03/12/2015





A few images from earlier in the week, from Visits to Ryans Field at Hayle And Porthleven. Its a real pain that this wet and very windy weather is still hanging around.




GOOSANDER ( Ryans Field ).





GOOSANDER (Ryans Field )



LITTLE EGRET ( Ryans Field )




PORTHLEVEN.



Saturday, 14 November 2015

COAL TIT 13/11/2015


One of a pair of Coal Tits that are frequently coming to the feeders.




COAL TIT ( LANNER ).

Sunday, 1 November 2015

HUDSONIAN WHIMBRIL



Just a quick post with a couple of images of the Hudsonian Whimbril that turned up at Marazion on the end of last week.
Went for it on Friday afternoon found it fairly quickly and managed a few shots, not the best of weather dull & overcast and after a short while it started to rain. Add to this the rip off Car park charge of 4 pounds for one hour. Still Rare Bird & we shared the car park charge.




HUDSONIAN WHIMBRIL ( Little London Marazion )




HUDSONIAN WHIMBRIL ( Little London Marazion )



Thursday, 22 October 2015

VARIOUS POSTED 22/10/2015.





A few images from the last couple of weeks on various trips, Highlight was last Tuesday when I took a run down to Porthgwarra for a rare Brown Shrike that had turned up, this was a lifer for me, and put the life list on 300 and the year list on 176. Sadly it was to far away for any images, but seeing the bird comes first.
It was nice to catch up with the Rosie Starling ant Lands End again  and the Yellowhammers up on Trewey Common near Zennor.



FOREST SHIELD BUG (Lanner ).




GREAT TIT  (Buller Downs ).




HOUSE SPARROW (Buller Downs ).




KESTREL ( Buller Downs ).




LONG-TAILED TIT ( Gwennap ).




ROSE COLOURED STARLING ( Lands End ).




YELLOWHAMMER ( Trewey Common ).




Monday, 5 October 2015

VARIOUS FROM 2/10 TO 4/10/2015





Just a few images from thee last weekend, it was really great to get out and about with the fine weather we have had recently.
Made a trip down to the Lizard on Saturday to look for an Aquatic Warbler that was seen but it was not located again.
Managed to get most of the Autumn  jobs finished up outside so hopefully will get a few more wildlife trips in.




CRANE FLY ( LANNER ).




DUNNOCK (KYNANCE ROAD THE LIZARD ).




FOREST BUG (LANNER ).




SPOONBILL  ( STITHIANS RES ).




SPOONBILL ( STITHIANS RES ).




WHINCHAT (KYNANCE ROAD THE LIZARD ).