Tuesday, 17 January 2017

LOCAL BIRDING

 Stayed fairly local this week so these were all taken at either Stithians or St. Clements.
Avocets have to be one of my favourite birds.

AVOCET

AVOCET

CURLEW

KINGFISHER
LITTLE EGRET
SNIPE
SNIPE

GOLDCREST
LONG-TAILED TIT
SISKIN

Sunday, 8 January 2017

SEAL AT HAYLE.

 I WENT TO CARNSEW FOR THE SPOONBILL TODAY BUT IT KEPT IT'S DISTANCE.
INSTEAD HERE ARE SOME SHOTS OF A SEAL FROM THE HAYLE CAUSEWAY.
AS IT HAS A GREEN TAG ON IT'S FLIPPER, I SUSPECT IT IS ONE 
OF THE RECENT RELEASES FROM THE SEAL SANCTUARY.







Sunday, 1 January 2017

HELSTON AND DRIFT

These shots were taken last week at Drift Reservoir and Helston.
The male Mandarin and his Leucistic female make an odd couple.
Most likely escapes but pretty none the less.

MANDARIN
MANDARIN
MANDARIN
MANDARIN
MANDARIN
SHOVELER
SHOVELER
HERRING GULL
GREY WAGTAIL
GOLDCREST
GOLDCREST


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

EASTERN BLACK-REDSTART at MOUSEHOLE.

Thought I would post some shots of the Eastern Black-Redstart at Mousehole.
The light was awful so 1 or 2 of them have been through a filter. 
A Lovely bird to see in Cornwall. 
The Yellow-Browed Warbler was taken at Tehidy Country Park.








Sunday, 11 December 2016

KESTREL AT FALMOUTH'S CASTLE BEACH.

 I WATCHED THIS KESTREL FROM THE PATH OVER-LOOKING 
THE BEACH AT FALMOUTH. IT CAME IN REALLY CLOSE AND
WASN'T AT ALL PUT OFF BY ALL THE PEOPLE WATCHING IT.











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.