Friday, 27 February 2015

RING- BILLED GULL SWANPOOL FALMOUTH 26/02/2015.


Finally managed to catch up with the 1st winter Ring- Billed Gull at Swanpool yesterday afternoon, still had to spend a couple of hours for it to show.
I feel it was well worth the wait as it posed rather nicely for me in the end, have also posted a few images of some of the other residents though I have omitted the Brown Rats that seemed to be everywhere yesterday.




1st WINTER RING-BILLED GULL (SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).




1st WINTER RING-BILLED GULL (SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).




BLACK-HEADED GULL (SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).




BLACK-HEADED GULL (SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).




MOORHEN ( SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).



Saturday, 21 February 2015

SWANPOOL FALMOUTH 20/02/2015



Popped down to Swanpool yesterday morning to try to catch up with the Ring-Billed Gull that has been hanging around for a few days.
Again it was a story of no luck, though apparently it turned up later in the day so maybe I will have another try for it next week if it sticks around.
Still did managed to get a few shots of the Long-Tailed Duck which is being a bit of a long stayer, also the Great Crested Grebe is beginning to show some adult plummage.
These images also show the difference of shooting with the light behind you :ie the Coromant and having to shoot into the light with the other three images be nice if you could turn the pool around when you needed it He He. 






CORMORANT (SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).




GREAT CRESTED GREBE (SWANPOOL FALMOUTH ).





LONG-TAILED DUCK ( SWANPOOL FALMOUTH )



LONG-TAILED DUCK ( SWANPOOL FALMOUTH )



Thursday, 5 February 2015

CASTLE BEACH FALMOUTH 03/02/2015





Finally after four attempts I managed to catch up with the stunning Male Black Redstart at Castle Beach Falmouth, and even then it proved to be very elusive.
Still after tracking it up and down the rocks I managed to get a few decent shots even though at times it disappeared then returned, but I managed to fill in the time with a very obliging Grey Wagtail and Rock Pipit. 




BLACK REDSTART.




BLACK REDSTART.





GREY WAGTAIL.



ROCK PIPIT.



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).