Monday, 5 October 2009


Well it turned out to be a very uneventfull Weekend, Saturday morning started dull and overcast with the prospect of rain. So best bet was Stithians Res in the hides, there was a Wood Sandpiper that I needed for my year list, and it was located on the far bank but to far away for any pics. Then it was accross to the Southern Cutoff Hide where I found a few locals Having breakfast on the feeders. So that was the best of Saturday Mornings outing.

On Sunday met up with my pal Mark at 06.50am and set off for Nanquidno Valley near St Just, this can be a good place for Autum Migrants. Guess what it was absolutly dead, Just a few Chiffchaffs, Long Tailed Tits, One Willow Warbler briefly, and a couple of Grey Wagtails + one female Pheasant. The light was reasonable, so took a few pics, GUESS WHAT nearly everyone had Camera shake when I put them up on the PC, in hindsight I knew I should have used a support as my lens is not IS, so being old and thinking I'm smart is not the way to go.Still things can only get better next time : Never to old to learn!!!


  1. Great shots Monty. The Jays are gorgeous.

  2. I love both the Jay and the Marsh Tit particularly Monty. It is years since I saw a Jay, such distinctive looking birds.

  3. Lovely sellection of Images Monty,love the Marsh
    Tit.I tried to capture the Marsh Tit just before your visit,but it would'nt stay still.
    Never mind,always tomorrow.