Thursday, 29 April 2010


Wednesday 28/04/2010.
Buller Downs.
Weather, High Cloud
Wind S/E FORCE 3/4.

Took a stroll around Buller Downs yesterday morning for about 3 hours, bird activity was a little on the quite side with Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats, Linnets and the normal farmland species. I did however have my first though distant sighting of a Cuckoo sitting on some Telegraph Wires, there was one in this same area last year and I wonder if its a returning bird.
I then did a small circular walk along part of the Tresavean Tramway to the first Bridge, then down off the embankment and up a small lane to the B road that would take me back to the car. I was halfway along when passing a small piece of scrub land a flicker caught the corner of my eye, I saw it was a Whitethroat and it was very mobile. So I spent the next 30 mins standing quietly watching it flit around, it then disappeared behind a bush, thinking that was it I was almost ready to walk on when it flew back and settled on a fence post. It gave me about minute to get a few shots off, So I think the moral of this short post is " Never be in to much haste".




  1. Your patience with the 'Nettle Creeper' paid of handsomely. FAB.

  2. Lovely photos, Monty. Well done on your persistence! You were well rewarded with a beautiful pose.

    The interesting old church on the previous post reminded me of the little chapel which used to be in our local cemetery, (sadly it was demolished some years ago) I wouldn't have noticed the similarity if Adrian hadn't mentioned that it reminded him of one.

  3. As Grandma always said, "Good things come to those who wait."
    Wonderful pictures.
    Sunny :)

  4. The wait was well worth it,great shot monty.

  5. A just reward for patience Monty. Great shots.