Friday, 28 October 2016

FRANKLIN'S GULL HAYLE ESTUARY 27/10/2016.





A few images of a rare visitor, this American Franklin's Gull has been around the Hayle Estuary area for the last couple of days





























Friday, 21 October 2016

ISABELLINE WHEATEAR


Flying visit to Godrevy yesterday afternoon after a call from Steve Rogers to say there was an Isabbeline Wheatear on the point.
Anyway managed to get it between the Point and Hell's Mouth, really pleased as this was a lifer for me.






ISABELLINE WHEATEAR ( GODREVY HEADLAND ).






ISABELLINE WHEATEAR ( GODREVY HEADLAND ).




ISABELLINE WHEATEAR ( GODREVY HEADLAND ).





ISABELLINE WHEATEAR ( GODREVY HEADLAND ).



Thursday, 20 October 2016

VARIOUS FROM PAST WEEK 16/10/2016




A few images from the past weeks outings, nice to see some settled weather at the moment.




CANADA GOOSE ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS NR ).




EARLY MORNING ( ST AGNES HEADLAND ).





GODREVY LIGHT ( GODREVY HEADLAND ).



GODREVY LIGHT ( GODREVY HEADLAND ).





MEADOW PIPIT ( ST AGNES HEADLAND ).




PINK FOOTED GOOSE ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS NR ).




PINK-FOOTED GOOSE & CANADA GOOSE ( ST GOTHIAN SANDS NR ).





SHORT-TOED LARK ( ST AGNES HEADLAND ).



SHORT-TOED LARK ( ST AGNES HEADLAND ).




SNOW BUNTING  (GODREVY HEADLAND )




SNOW BUNTINGS ( GODREVY HEADLAND ).




SUNSET (ST AGNES HEAD ).



Monday, 3 October 2016

SUNDAY 02/10/2017





Finally managed to get a few images,after another photo Drought. These are from a trip Down to Porthgwarra Nr Lands End yesterday looking for the R-B Shrike thats been hanging around. As you can see we were successful.




Red - Backed Shrike ( Porthgwarra ).




Red - Backed Shrike (Porthgwarra ).




STONECHAT ( Porthgwarra )




STONECHAT (Porthgwarra ).



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.