Sunday, 18 January 2009
The morning was bright and sunny with no sign of the predicted southerly storm, so drove down to Carbis Bay near St Ives (Pics above) and joined two friends for a mornings birding.Not many birds in the bay so we decided to head for Marazion on the south coast in the hope that with the coming storm a certain bird may come inshore.
Arriving after a short drive and about one hour before high tide, there was a good surf running. It was down onto the beach with camera's at the ready. So did we find one of the birds we were looking for NO! to our surprise we found SIX, along the beach a group of birders were looking at one in particular that was really close in.
Joining them this one was really obliging and coming to within 1 metre and flying around our legs.
So after 1 1/2 hours of great watching and being thrilled by its ability and 400+ shots later we called it a day as the wind was picking up and storm clouds gathering.
Well your all asking what was this bird, well it's all in the next item and I have given it a name in brackets I thought of whilst watching it.
So folks may I please introduce you to................