Wednesday, 10 February 2016

CIRL BUNTING

WE PAID A VISIT TO DAWLISH WARREN YESTERDAY TO VISIT FAMILY
 SO MADE A QUICK STOP AT BROADSANDS FOR CIRL BUNTING.
THE WEATHER CLEARED BUT WE ONLY SAW 3 OR 4.






Saturday, 6 February 2016

MARAZION

We went to Perranuthnoe for the first time ever, looking for the Hudsonian Whimbrel. 
We missed it so we consoled ourselves with coffee and cake from the cafe and 
then on to Long Rock, Marazion for the Glossy Ibis.

St. Michael's Mount
Dunlin


Dunlin

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Great Black-backed Gull

Herring Gull

Pochard

Sunday, 24 January 2016

A DAY AROUND THE ESTUARY.

 HAD A GREAT DAY OUT IN THE WEEK WITH VISITS TO CARNSNEW POOL,
 HAYLE ESTUARY AND HELSTON SEWAGE WORKS.


FIRECREST

CHIFFCHAFF

GREY WAGTAIL


RED-NECKED GREBE


SLAVONIAN GREBE

RAZORBILL


CURLEW


COMMON SANDPIPER


OYSTER-CATCHER


ROCK PIPIT

Sunday, 17 January 2016

VISIT TO FALMOUTH

JUST A QUICK POST. THESE WERE TAKEN ON 
A SHORT VISIT TO THE FALMOUTH AREA.


BARNACLES

BLACK REDSTART, fem

BLACK REDSTART, male
GREENSHANK


KESTREL

ROBIN

SHAG

WREN

Friday, 8 January 2016

A SLOW START TO 2016.

A slow start for 2016 as we have all had the virus that's doing the rounds.
These were taken at Newlyn and St. Clements.


Great Northern Diver

Great Northern Diver

Great Northern Diver

Kingfisher

Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper

Rock Pipit

Spotted Redshank

Spotted Redshank

Spotted Redshank with Redshank

Turnstone

Turnstone

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Is Plastic Fantastic?

 I saw this unfortunate Cormorant a few days ago at Swanpool. The RSPB site says they  do not (apparently), deal with injured birds, which I could maybe understand if it was an act of nature but this is a man made problem. The RSPCA said they were aware of the situation and were monitoring it daily! What do they think is going to happen? certainly the fishing line/net is not going to just fall off. Maybe they are monitoring how long it takes it to starve to death. Myself and Peter from the Swanpool Cafe did try to approach it but it moved further away. I'm sure that one of the professional organisation, with their expertise could manage to rescue the poor thing. Hopefully, it has now been dealt with one way or another.












Thursday, 19 November 2015

OUT and ABOUT

The Following were taken at 2 of my favourite places, Stithians Reservoir in
 Cornwall and Yarner Woods in Devon. The first 4 are from Yarner were
 we also had good views of Lesser-spotted Woodpecker.

WREN
NUTHATCH


NUTHATCH

BLUE TIT

WATER RAIL

GREAT-SPOTTED WOODPECKER


LONG-TAILED TIT