Monday, 8 March 2010


Its still been pretty cold over the weekend with strong East-North East winds, but at least it was dry and sunny. So on Saturday Morning I went to St Gothian Sands to see if any Spring arrivals had turned up, I was rewarded with 5 Northern Wheatears and 1 Skylark also about 20 Tufted Ducks, 1 Redshank, 2 Canada Geese, a few Mallards and Shelduck. Leaving here I drove back along the north coast road , and as I was passing Hells Mouth I caught a glimpse of a bird soaring along the cliffs. So parking the car I walked to the cliff edge and was rewarded with 5 Fulmars, I did take some flight shots but they are not worth showing so will try for some more a bit later. Well that ended the morning with three year ticks for the log. On Sunday it was a stay at home day as we had our 5 yr old Grandson for a sleepover on Sat night.



Mon 08/03/10.

 This morning I went early to Tehidy Woods and on arrival found the car park was empty so had the whole place to myself for about 1 1/2 Hours. Sadly the cold wind kept many of the birds under cover so not very many photo opportunities. Still I managed a year tick with a Firecrest at Otter Bridge tho it was very mobile and no chance for pictures. Also seen were Nutchatch, Gt Spotted Woodpecker, Jay and a couple of late Redwings and plenty of common species.




  1. Lovely photos throughout Monty but what a cracking one of the Herring Gull!! The Northern Wheatear is a lovely looking bird.

  2. Beautiful shots. The Herring Gull is exceptional.
    Sunny :)

  3. Hi Monty. Well your Spring has definitely begun with (5) Wheatears and a nice shot. FAB.

  4. Lovely to see the return of the Northern Wheatear,well captured monty.
    Your herring Gull is superb.
    Cya John.

  5. Cracking photos Monty. Glad to see the Wheatears have arrived.