Monday, 8 February 2010

Tehidy Woods and St.Clements

On Friday we went to Tehidy Park for the female Scaup. Things are very quiet at the moment.


























































On Saturday afternoon we visited St. Clements for the Cattle Egrets, and although they
could be seen up in the top field, they were too far away to photograph.
This unexpected Water Rail was creeping around the edge of the pool, but stayed in the
shadows after being scared off by some hippy sort with her dogs, who had to finish
rolling her fag before she would call them out of the water.
That last statement makes me sound old, as I was a hippy, did use to smoke and we
have always had dogs. Sue






































This was me, still practising the flight shots! SUE
The first Little Egret didn't realise that the spot was already occupied when
he tried to land. The second wasn't going to share so they fought for possession.
Not sure which one won.

20 comments:

  1. Hello John, marvelous detail in the Robin picture, only you could achieve that kind of quality from a Coolpix P6000 - truly amazing!

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  2. I love the shot of the Robin, and the series on the Swan preening its feathers are supurb!

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  3. Brilliant images John that Robin shot is superb

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  4. Beautiful images you got again... I love the females scaup and the robin shots, they are perfect. I have to say that I love your banner too... It is gorgeous ;-)

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  5. Great post again J & S. Lovely images, especially the third M Swan. The windswept Robin however is fabulous.

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  6. Hi John & Sue great shots again as usual, yes that Scaup is a nice bird but must agree with everyone else that Robin takes the biscuit. Sue those flight shots are looking good.Catch up with you both soon.

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  7. The Robin shot is just so good. Love the Swan photos as well. They are all very nice. Good work as usual.

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  8. Lovely shots of the birds around our old stomping ground on the Tresillian River - don't miss the house - do miss the birds Sue

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  9. Robin is a beauty! There is something very "handbags" about the egret fight!
    Great shots as ever - one minor gripe though - I wish you posted more!

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  10. Top bombing by the digiscope King. That Robin shot is superb. The Swans with the dark background are well executed and like Stuart says the Egret fight is a little comical.

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  11. Great images John and Sue, must echo comments on the Robin its a great shot.

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  12. Thank you for your comments.
    John and Sue.

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  13. if your going for the grebe its out pass the board walk area

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  14. Fantastic photos! I particularly loved the Robin and the ones of the Swan preening, great stuff! :)

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  15. Lovely selection of shots. Especially like the preening swan.

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  16. Lovely, lovely captures! I especially love that robin with the rumpled feathers! The swans, of course, are so elegant...

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  17. Hi John & Sue. Just catching up...Love the preening Swan and of course the dancing Egrets.

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  18. Am so enjoying your beautiful photography! Am glad to have a few extra moments while warming by the fire to peruse your archived posts. Just amazing! ~ks

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