Wednesday, 23 May 2018

MARAZION AND GOTHIAN SANDS

I HAVE ONLY BEEN OUT A FEW TIMES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS 
AND THERE IS NOTHING VERY DIFFERENT AROUND. 
IT IS STARTING TO BECOME QUIETER AND SOON IT WILL BE 
THE BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES, ALTHOUGH WE
 HAVEN'T GIVEN UP HOPE OF A CUCKOO FOR THIS YEAR.
THESE WERE TAKEN AT EITHER MARAZION BEACH OR GOTHIAN SANDS.


SANDERLING

SANDERLING

SEDGE WARBLER

STONECHAT

STONECHAT

WHEATEAR

WHIMBREL

WHIMBREL

WHITETHROAT

WREN

Saturday, 28 April 2018

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

A FEW SHOTS TAKEN AT 2 OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES.
THE LINNET AND SAND MARTIN WERE TAKEN AT GWITHIAN.
THE WHITETHROAT AND THE WILLOW WARBLER 
WERE TAKEN AT STITHIANS RESERVOIR.













Wednesday, 11 April 2018

CATCHING UP

A FEW SHOTS TAKEN SINCE WE'VE COME BACK FROM BRAZIL.
MOST WERE TAKEN AT HOUSEL BAY ON THE LIZARD AND 
HAYLE ESTUARY.  THE DIPPERS WERE TAKEN IN TRURO.

ALPINE SWIFT


ALPINE SWIFT

BARN SWALLOW

BLACK-TAILED GODWIT
LITTLE EGRET


BUZZARD
SKYLARK
NORTHERN WHEATEAR
DIPPER
DIPPER

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

BRAZILIAN BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES.

SOME OF THE BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES WE SAW IN BRAZIL.
SORRY, I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO NAME THEM. SUE






















THIS LAST ONE IS CALLED A HELICOPTER DAMSELFLY 
AND IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD. 
THE BODY IS APPROX. 5 INCHES LONG. 
IT'S FLIGHT IS SO SLOW THAT IT'S A WONDER IT STAYS UP.  
NOT THE BEST SHOT BUT AMAZING TO SEE.


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

MORE FROM BRAZIL

SOME MORE SHOTS FROM BRAZIL, GETTING THERE SLOWLY.
WE HAD A GOOD TIME IN BRAZIL ALTHOUGH IT WAS HARD
 GOING AT TIMES WITH LOTS OF RAIN AND LIGHTENING.
FOR OBVIOUS REASONS WE WEREN'T IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF
 MIND AND THIS IS THE FIRST TRIP WE HAVE DONE SINCE LOSING
 LEE SO IT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT. WE THINK
 THOUGH THAT IT HAS HELPED US GET BACK INTO  OUR HOBBY.


AZURE-SHOULDERED TANAGER

BLACK-GOGGLED TANAGER

BRASSY-BREASTED TANAGER

BRAZILIAN TANAGER

BURNISHED-BUFF TANAGER, fem

GILT-EDGED TANAGER

GILT-EDGED TANAGER

MAGPIE TANAGER

GUIRA CUCKOO

MAROON-BELLIED PARAKEET

WHITE-EYED PARAKEET


SAFFRON TOUCANET


RED-LEGGED SERIEMA

RED-LEGGED SERIEMA
THESE REALLY ARE AS BAD-TEMPERED AS THEY LOOK. 
THEY SCREAM A LOT AND THINK NOTHING OF CHARGING AT YOU.