Thursday, 1 December 2016

AROUND THE ORCHARD

AFTER GETTING PERMISSION FROM THE OWNER, I SPENT A 
DAY WANDERING AROUND A LOCAL ORCHARD.
FIELDFARES WERE QUITE NUMEROUS BUT VERY FEW REDWINGS.
MORE EXCITING THOUGH WAS THE STOAT THAT STARED AT ME 
AND THEN DECIDED HE WASN'T GOING TO BE PUT OFF HIS LUNCH.

FIELDFARE

FIELDFARE

BLACKCAP

BLACKCAP

SONGTHRUSH
WREN
STOAT
STOAT
STOAT

STOAT


Sunday, 13 November 2016

I'VE JUST BEEN BIRDING LOCALLY THIS WEEK.
FIRST STOP WAS RESTRONGUET FOR THE DALMATIAN PELICAN
THEN AROUND TO DEVORAN FOR THE GREENSHANK,
KINGFISHER AND SPOTTED REDSHANK.
THE WATER RAIL WAS TAKEN AT STITHIANS.
DALMATIAN PELICAN
DALMATIAN PELICAN
GREENSHANK

GREENSHANK

KINGFISHER in the RAIN.
SPOTTED REDSHANK
WATER RAIL
WATER RAIL
NUTHATCH
 NUTHATCH TAKEN AT ST. CLEMENTS, TRURO.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

HAYLE ESTUARY & SWANPOOL.

Well, I never did catch up with the Franklin's Gull that's been hanging
 around but I did see this Cattle Egret on Hayle Estuary instead of 
in a field of Cattle so that was an unexpected bonus.
The Nuthatches were taken at Lelant Saltings.

CATTLE EGRET

CATTLE EGRET

CANADA GOOSE


COMMON SANDPIPER


CURLEW SANDPIPER


GOLDEN PLOVER


LAPWING


LITTLE EGRET

NUTHATCH


NUTHATCH

NUTHATCH

The following were taken at Stithians NR and Swanpool.


MED. GULL
COOT


COOT

LITTLE GREBE


BULLFINCH

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

DOWN WEST.

 ALL BUT THE LAST SHOT WERE TAKEN AT GODREVY POINT LAST WEEK.
THE FIRST 2 WERE VERY DISTANT SO HEAVILY CROPPED.

LAPLAND BUNTING

LAPLAND BUNTING
ROCK PIPIT
ROCK PIPIT
SNOW BUNTING
SNOW BUNTING
SNOW BUNTING
STONECHAT
SKYLARK
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE


THIS PINK-FOOTED GOOSE WAS TAKEN AT GOTHIAN SANDS.


Sunday, 16 October 2016

SHORT-TOED LARK

 I FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH THE SHORT-TOED LARK AT ST. AGNES.
A PRETTY NONDISCRIPT BIRD REALLY.
THE REST WERE TAKEN AROUND TRURO.

SHORT-TOED LARK
SHORT-TOED LARK
SHORT-TOED LARK
COMMON SANDPIPER
KNOT
MISTLE THRUSH