Monday, 5 September 2016

SUNDAY 04/09/2016


Finally managed to get out with the camera again yesterday, after a real photography famine.
Started off at Marazion where the Buff- Breasted Sandpiper was showing well,also three Knot on the beach, other species Sanderling, Dunlin & Ring Plover did not catch up with the Curlew Sander Pipers or Little Stints.
Then on down to Pendeen for a bit of sea watching, plenty of Manx Shearwaters and a few Sooty Shearwaters also four Choughs dropped in on the cliffs right below us giving great views.
We then went on to Nanquidno, the best we could get here were two Blackcaps M/F and a Kestrel with a male Blackbird it had just predated. 





BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER ( MARAZION ).




BUFF- BREASTED SANDPIPER ( MARAZION ).




CHOUGHS ( PENDEEN ).




CHOUGH ( PENDEEN ).




KESTREL WITH PREDATED BLACKBIRD ( NANQUIDNO ).




KNOT & SANDERLING  ( MARAZION ).




SANDERLING ( MARAZION ).



Thursday, 21 July 2016

BITS AND PIECES WEEK 17/07/2010





A few images from a couple of outings this week, nice to have some really warm sunny weather for a change.
Best memory from the week was to see the two juvenile Peregrine Falcons displaying at Hell's Mouth, could have watched them forever.




Collared Dove ( Lanner )




Common Ragwort ( St Gothian Sands )




Fisherman's Cove ( Godrevy Head )




Green Veined White ( St Gothian Sands )




Peacock ( St Gothian Sands NR )


Pergerine Falcon Juv ( Hell's Mouth )





Small Copper ( St Gothian Sands NR )


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

RECENT ROUNDUP 13/07/2016





Have not been out for nearly three weeks now, due mainly to the weather and family commitments, so these images were taken around home and the birds were from a trip to De Lank Water Works on Bodmin Moor.
Just hope things start to improve over the coming weeks.




Cuckoo Bee {Psithyrus Barbutellus ( Lanner  )




Mistle Thrush ( Killivose GC )




Spotted Flycatcher ( De Lank WW )




True Fly  Tachina Fera ( St Gothian Sands )





Yellow Dung Fly ( St Gothian Sands )



Friday, 24 June 2016

HELP !!!!





Hi Folks, could anyone please help me to Identify this plant, I have scoured books and on-line but cannot find anything like it.
Found it at St Gothian Sands NR Godrevy, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks. The Numty Botanist.













Thursday, 23 June 2016

FLICKR SETS 2016




Have set up a new Flickr Page, Link www.flickr.com/photos/111676050@N03/albums,also link on left hand side of Blog.


Thursday, 16 June 2016

DALMATIAN PELICAN 16/06/2016





Popped over to Point Quay at Devoran this morning overlooking Restronguet Creek, where the Dalmatian Pelican seems to have relocated from the west of the County.
This is the third attempt to try and get some decent images of this bird, arrived in thick fog,which started to lift after about 30 mins and located the Pelican quite a way out on the creek. I was using the 400mm lens with the 1x4 extender added still not the greatest of images but much better than any I got previously. 
























Monday, 6 June 2016

MOTHS, DAMSELFLIES, BUTTERFLIES & FLORA 06/06/2016




A selection of images taken of various trips made during the last couple of weeks. good to see things warming up at last.




CINNABAR MOTH (ST GOTHIAN SANDS )



COMMON BLUE DAMSELFLY ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS )




EARLY MARSH ORCHID ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS )




EARLY PURPLE ORCHID ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS )




GREEN-VEINED WHITE ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS )




HEATH SPOTTED-ORCHID  (CARN GALVER )




RAGGED ROBIN (ST GOTHIAN SANDS )




SPECKLED WOOD ( LANNER )




SPECKLED WOOD ( LANNER )




YELLOW IRIS ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS )



Tuesday, 17 May 2016

FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCK & WHITETHROAT 17/05/2016



A couple of images from Sunday morning,started off at St Gothian Sands where a Fulvous Whistling Duck had been reported, although this is a possible escapee it was still worth a look. we then proceeded on down to Land's End, and though the Serin was still around other bird activity was almost zero.
So onward to Botallack to see if any Choughs were around, but again we drew a blank, just managed to grab a few shots of an obliging Whitethroat. So all in all not the most productive of mornings, but as they say that's birding.






FULVOUS WHISTLING DUCK ( St Gothian Sands NR ).




WHITETHROAT   ( Botallack ).




Friday, 13 May 2016

SERIN & OTHER BITS 11/05/2016






Popped down to Land's End on Wednesday morning for a second look for the Serin thats been there for a few days. arrived in thick fog and a very cold N/W wind, after a couple of hours it finally showed up in a horse paddock by Swingates house.
This was a lifer for me and the couple of shots in the set below were the best I could get under the conditions.
Some of the other images are from Marazion where I stopped on the way back .




GREY HERON ( MARAZION ).




PHEASANT ( LANDS END ).





SEDGE WARBLER (MARAZION ).



SEDGE WARBLER (MARAZION ).




SERIN ( LANDS END ).




SERIN ( LANDS END ).




STONECHAT ( MARAZION ).




STONECHAT (MARAZION ).




Wednesday, 20 April 2016

LANNER & BULLER DOWNS 18/-19/04/2016





Just a few images of common stuff over the last couple of days.




ROBIN




LLAMAS (New species on Buller Downs ).




LLAMAS




HOUSE SPARROW




CHAFFINCH




CHAFFINCH





GOLDFINCH



GOLDFINCH