Monday, 9 January 2012


Dull and overcast this morning but at least it was dry, so decided to have a look on the Hayle Estuary to try and add a few bits to the year list (it now stands at 66).
Tide was at its lowest point so everything was far out and had to be scoped, still did manage Redshank, Shelduck, Bar-Tailed Godwit which were added to the list.
I then decided to have a quick look on Carbis Bay near St Ives as this is a good place for wintering seabirds.
On the way I picked up Ashley and we made a short visit to the bay.
First spot was an Iceland Gull flying just offshore, also added Balearic Shearwater, Shag and Ganett.
So although it was a short outing I was still pleased to get these species particularly the Iceland Gull.
The Images below of a Bar-Tailed Godwit were Taken on Ryans field opposite the Estuary and were the best I could get under the conditions having to use a High ISO and low shutter speed.




  1. Another two great Images Monts,fantastic list number.
    Thank you for your directions on Saturday,hope to meet up with you soon.

  2. A massive count already Mounts, good effort. Hopefully the cloud will go soon and let the sun out, light is just very poor for pictures at present. Good luck with the Egyptian Goose.

  3. Lovely photos of a stunning bird, Monts.

    Have a wonderful day.