Friday, 16 June 2017

GARDEN POND FIRST.

THIS CAME OUT OF OUR SMALL AND VERY OVERGROWN POND.
I WILL STICK MY NECK OUT AND SAY I THINK IT IS A SOUTHERN HAWKER.
WHATEVER IT IS IT'S THE FIRST TO EMERGE IN THE COUPLE OF YEARS THAT THE
POND HAS BEEN IN AND SHOWS THAT YOU DON'T NEED A MASSIVE POND.








 WE ALSO FOUND THESE MULLEIN MOTHS IN THE GARDEN.



Friday, 9 June 2017

HAM WALL

Whenever we visit our daughter in Bristol we always make a point of dropping in to Ham Wall on the way up, primarily for Hairy Dragonfly. We saw a few but always in the tops of trees and never dropping down for a photo. Never the less we had a great days birding and even managed a very distant record shot of the Red-Footed Falcon that's been hanging around for quite some time.

BANDED DEMOISELLE

BLACK-TAILED SKIMMER

EMPEROR
EMPEROR
FOUR-SPOT CHASER

GREAT WHITE EGRET

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE

GREAT-CRESTED GREBE
REED WARBLER
RED-FOOTED FALCON, very distant.  JUST A RECORD SHOT.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

TEMMINCK'S STINT AT HAYLE.

I SPENT A COUPLE OF DAYS THIS WEEK LOOKING AT WADERS.
THE TEMMINCK'S STINT & CANADA GOOSE WERE AT HAYLE. 
ALL THE REST WERE TAKEN AT PENZANCE.

TEMMINCK'S STINT
TEMMINCK'S STINT
TEMMINCK'S STINT
CANADA GOOSE
DUNLIN
DUNLIN
DUNLIN
OYSTERCATCHER
TURNSTONE

TURNSTONE
TURNSTONE

Saturday, 27 May 2017

MARSH FRITILLARIES at BRENEY COMMON.

 WE HAD A FANTASTIC DAY OUT AT BRENEY COMMON YESTERDAY. 
THE WEATHER WAS GREAT AND DOZENS OF MARSH FRITILLARIES WERE FLYING. 

MARSH FRITILLARY



MARSH FRITILLARY


MARSH FRITILLARY

MARSH FRITILLARY

SMALL PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY


SMALL PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY
SMALL PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARY
BROAD-BODIED CHASER
FOUR-SPOT CHASER
BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE, male
BEAUTIFUL DEMOISELLE, female



Friday, 5 May 2017

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE PLACES.

 This Grasshopper Warbler was taken at Goss Moor.
The rest were taken over the past seven days or so at Stithians and Marazion.

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER

GREAT-SPOTTED WOODPECKER

GREAT-SPOTTED WOODPECKER

JACKDAW

SEDGE WARBLER

STONECHAT

STONECHAT

BAR-TAILED GODWIT


TURNSTONE

WHIMBREL

WHIMBREL