Wednesday, 8 February 2017

HAYLE ESTUARY & ST. ERTH.

THERE ARE SOME GREAT BIRDS AROUND THE HAYLE ESTUARY AT THE MOMENT.
THESE WERE TAKEN THERE AND AT NEARBY ST. ERTH.

AVOCET

AVOCET

CATTLE EGRET

CATTLE EGRET

CATTLE EGRET

BAR-TAILED GODWIT

ICELAND GULL

ICELAND GULL

Saturday, 28 January 2017

TEHIDY COUNTRY PARK & THE ORCHARD.

All these were taken in a private orchard in Truro except for 
the Yellow-Browed Warbler which was taken in Tehidy C.P.

GREEN WOODPECKER
BULLFINCH
BUZZARD
BUZZARD
FIELDFARE
WREN
YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER
YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Lapwing's lucky escape.

Not sure what the poor old Lapwing did to deserve this or maybe he is injured.
He seems to be struggling which alerted the Crow, who did his best to drown him.
The Spoonbill came over and the Crow flew off. The Spoonbill then did exactly the same.
Obviously he realised the Lapwing was too big and let him go.
I never knew that Spoonbills did this sort of thing.












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