Saturday, 16 June 2018

PEREGRINES AND DRAGONS

 WE WENT OUT TO THE COAST YESTERDAY AND STUMBLED ACROSS
  A FAMILY OF PEREGRINES. THERE WERE 3 VERY NOISY JUVENILES.
THEY DIDN'T SEEM BOTHERED BY US ALTHOUGH I CAN ASSURE YOU 
ALL THAT WE WERE NOT AS CLOSE AS IT LOOKS IN SOME SHOTS.












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ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, THIS IS THE FIRST 
SOUTHERN HAWKER OUT OF OUR POND THIS YEAR.




Thursday, 7 June 2018

MARSH FRITILLARY AT BRENEY COMMON.

YESTERDAY WE WENT UP TO BRENEY COMMON HOPING
 FOR MARSH FRITILLARY AND WERE NOT 
DISAPPOINTED, THEY WERE IN ABUNDANCE.
SUCH A PRETTY BUTTERFLY AND QUITE SCARCE 
SO TIMING IS EVERYTHING. OF COURSE YESTERDAY'S 
BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ALSO HELPED.











 ALSO A FEW SMALL PEARL-BORDERED FRITILLARIES AROUND.




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.