Tuesday, 27 January 2015

REDSHANK & PIPITS 25/01/2015.





A few images from a trip down to Hayle on Sunday morning,also stopped off at Carbis Bay nr St Ives, where we managed a Red-Necked Grebe, Red-Throated Diver,also Black- throated & Great Northern Diver were in good supply in the bay.





REDSHANK.




ROCK PIPIT.
Quite surprised to see that this poor thing only had one foot, but it seemed  very happy and active flitting around with no signs of distress




ROCK PIPIT.





WATER PIPIT.



WATER PIPIT.



Saturday, 24 January 2015

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (COLLEGE RES 23/01/2015 ).





Just one image up today from a trip to College Res at Penryn Nr Falmouth yesterday of a Yellow-Browed Warbler that has been reported over the last couple of days.
Not the best of images I have captured, as it was keeping high up in large trees and not giving the best views.
Still it was another added to the year list which now stands at 107, so the new year looks like getting off to one of the best starts ever.




YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER ( College Res Penryn ).



Friday, 16 January 2015

GREENFINCH & WATER RAIL STITHIANS RES 15/01/2015


Took a quick cold trip to Stithians Res yesterday morning to add a few species to the year list, which at the moment stands at 85.
Did not stay to long as it was quite cold and having a heavy cold at the moment was not feeling like to much birding.
Anyway needs must so managed to get another four species added, it was very nice to see Greenfinches as the ones I used to have on my feeders at home seem to have been wiped out by the virus a couple of years ago.
The Water Rail is normally around the feeder area though rather wary and is gone at the slightest of movement, but I guess it was Hungary as it was very obliging. 




GREENFINCH.






WATER RAIL.



WATER RAIL.



Monday, 12 January 2015

SELECTION FROM THE HOLIDAY SEASON 2014/2015


Well I finally have a few images to add to the blog, But firstly ' VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR' to everyone and hope you all had a good holiday season. 
So needless to say the weather at this time of year is certainly not good for photography, I have managed to get out on a few occasions over the last few weeks but the photos have been few and far between.
So I have put together a selection of shots from those times, and hope the weather gives us a few breaks and more opportunities. 






GOOSANDER ( RYANS FIELD HAYLE ).




LITTLE EGRET ( HAYLE ESTUARY ).




PURPLE SANDERPIPER (JUBILLE POOL PENZANCE ).




PURPLE SANDPIPER ( JUBILLE POOL PENZANCE ).




SCAUP ( SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).




SLOVONION GREBE (JIBILEE POOL PENZANCE )




SLAVONION GREBE ( JUBILEE POOL PENZANCE )



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.