Sunday, 31 May 2009

Landsend

Paid a short visit to Land's End this afternoon hoping for the odd rarity but all was
quiet on the Western Front. There were plenty of Whitethroats though and this handsome Pheasant showing off, which we wouldn't usually bother with but beggars can't be choosers.






This poor Rabbit has just managed to shake free from a Stoat.They were disturbed by a walker and the Stoat ran off, too quick for me to get a photo. Unfortunatly he has a big bite to the back of his neck and when he tried to run he kept falling over sideways. He did eventually get into the undergrowth so he may survive.

16 comments:

  1. Nice photos. Poor bunny. I don't know what a Stoat is, so what is it? I've never heard of that before.

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  2. I was thinking the same thing. Stoat..guess I need to look it up. The nice thing about following blogs from other parts of the world, is all the different birds etc you get to see.

    www.wildlifearoundus.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the whitethroats! Beautiful photos of them and of the pheasants amongst the flowers.

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  4. Nice shots John. We also had a quiet day at Stithians and Baker's Pit.

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  5. Nice photos and the whitethroats look great!

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  6. Pheasants are one of my favourites, love seeing them about. Good captures of the Whitethroat too.
    Sounds like the rabbit had a narrow escape.

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  7. Oh what a shame it is that the Stoat missed the meal but maybe he came back and finished it. I mean to say it is too bad for the rabbit and having to suffer the consequences of the bite.

    You have a nice blog and I am happy to meet it for the first time. I will try to get back here.

    Abraham Lincoln
    My Birds Blog

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  8. Lovely whitethroat images and a pity you missed the action with the rabbit and stoat. Thanks for the Orange Tip advise, please do that if I make an ID mistake.
    Sam

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  9. The pheasant photos are so colorful. Poor little rabbit. I had to look up what a stoat was. A weasel doesn't seem that much bigger than a rabbit, but everyone's got to eat. I once saw a rat bite a rabbit.

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  10. I really loved your shots of the Whitethroat...sharp details. Nice

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  11. I'm impressed with your photos! Both my husband and I are very keen on birdwatching and it's pure pleasure to visit your blog!
    Thanks for linking mine:)
    Joo

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  12. Good captures of the Whitethroat John. They are still alluding me!

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  13. Nice pics and blog, enjoyed the visit, I will add you to my blog links when i get chance. Mike.

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  14. Thankyou all for your kind comments,sue and i hope to add more interesting nature shots soon.
    Fingers crossed.
    John.

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  15. Hi JR and Sue!
    I'm glad you enjoyed my blog! You have quite good site here yourself. I like the the photo set up. I'll try and pop over to you from time to time, you know what its like trying to visit everybodies blog!!

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