A few images of a very obliging Firecrest at Nanquidno yesterday morning, I have tried for years to get some good images of this species, but always failed, so it was great yesterday to finally achieve this wish.
Monday, 9 October 2017
Saturday, 30 September 2017
A few images from Thurs & Friday on a trip to Hayle Est & St Gothian Sands LNR.
The last image is of rough sea state at Portreath along the North Cliffs coast road.
BLACK -HEADED GULL
BLACK- HEADED GULL
JUV SANDWICH TERN
JUV SANDWICH TERN.
Posted by Monts at 11:14
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Thursday, 7 September 2017
Went down to Penzance yesterday afternoon, and on the way back made a quick stop at Marazion to see if the Baird's Sandpiper was still about.
I saw someone along the beach taking photo's, so grabbed the camera in the hope it was the Baird's, as I approached I was surprised to see it was Jr from JR & Sue's blog . So I can say Great to see you John, and sorry I was on very limited time, but will have to have a longer catch up next time.
Anyway did not see the Baird's and below is a selection of the birds we were looking at, the Baird's was located further along the beach but I did not have the time to see where it was.
When I got back home I found a very nice Common Blue Butterfly and three Small Tortoiseshell's in the garden.
So all in all a very nice day.
DUNLIN ( MARAZION ).
RINGED PLOVER ( MARAZION ).
SANDERLING ( MARAZION ).
TURNSTONE ( MARAZION ).
SMALL TORTOISESHELL ( LANNER ).
COMMON BLUE (LANNER ).
Posted by Monts at 08:58
Sunday, 3 September 2017
A few images from a trip to St Gothian Sands on Friday, quite a few migrating species around.
beside the images below good numbers of Sand Martins,Swallows, Two Swifts, and a couple of House Martins.
The Speckled Wood was taken on the other part of the reserve, where I saw five of these and a couple of Small Whites.
Posted by Monts at 08:24
Sunday, 20 August 2017
A few images from around the house yesterday, good to see some of this years broods coming to the feeders. The Small Tortoiseshell was the first I have had in the garden this year,and not seen any in other places. So they seem to be declining compared to previous years.
Posted by Monts at 09:03
Monday, 14 August 2017
Just a few images from the last weekend, the weather is certainly not good at the moment and most of the small birds are keeping under cover. So hope things pick up again soon.
BLACK-HEADED GULL (Boscowan Park Truro ).
HERRING GULL (Boscowan Park Truro ).
WHITETHROAT ( Buttermilk Hill ST Ives ).
Posted by Monts at 09:07
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
A few images from the last four days, not much on the land bird sightings at the moment, although the sea watching has been very good.
Butterflies and insects are hard to find at the present time due to the inclement weather we are having. I did manage to get these butterflies on Monday when we had a dry sunny mornig although it was a struggle.
There are a few early sings that some migrants are coming through ,and hopefully this will increase over the next few weeks.
JUVENILE WOOD PIGEON
Posted by Monts at 08:43