Friday, 27 December 2013

GLOSSY IBIS.

 I finally caught up with the Glossy Ibis at Tregony today. There were actually two there.
GLOSSY IBIS

GLOSSY IBIS

GLOSSY IBIS

Sunday, 22 December 2013

We have not done much birding or posted anything for ages but we thought this American Robin
 in the snow, taken on our trip to Texas and New Mexico, would make a nice Christmas post.
Hopefully, in the New Year we will get back to it.
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Peaceful New Year.
John and Sue.

AMERICAN ROBIN

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Paington Zoo.

We have not done much birding lately so we thought we would put up some pictures from a recent trip to the zoo with 2 of our grand-daughters to see the newly-born baby Giraffe and while they enjoyed it, it just re-enforced what we had always thought- we don't like them. While there is always the conservation arguement and we can see the point in that, most of the 'inmates' are not rare or endangered and for the most part looked very sad, especially the Apes and the Big Cats. 
Below is a picture of Ellie and Madison, guess which one's the tomboy. 


















Tuesday, 29 October 2013

GREAT NORTHERN DIVER.

This adult Great Northern Diver was showing really well at Long Rock Pool.
Great Northern Diver

Great Northern Diver

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Everything's Looking Rosy.

These images were digi-scoped over the past week. The Rats came out when I was photographing the Med. Gull and were not at all nervous, scavenging for bread within three feet of me. 
The Starling was in Morrisons carpark and is not the prettiest of birds, but nice to see.
BUZZARD

PEREGRINE

WHEATEAR

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING, juv.

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING, juv.

RATTY

LITTLE EGRET

LAPWING

MED. GULL

SANDWICH TERN

SANDWICH TERN, JUV.


Sunday, 6 October 2013

BIRDING at PENDEEN.

We had a great day yesterday at Pendeen, with migrants blown in and 
others like the Flycatchers waiting to fly out. 
We saw a Wryneck but didn't get a photo, but while John was busy digiscoping the Shrike,
 which was too far off for my camera, I did manage to get a Snow Bunting.
DAURIAN SHRIKE

DAURIAN SHRIKE

PIED FLYCATCHER,  distant.

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

SNOW BUNTING

SNOW BUNTING

SNOW BUNTING


Friday, 4 October 2013

The Last 2 Weeks.


We have had terrible computer problems, all fixed now, hence the lack of posts.
We thought we had better get something up or you'll all think we're dead and buried.
John's taken these over the last few weeks.
OYSTERCATCHER
WHOOPER SWAN

WHOOPER SWAN

LITTLE STINT

COMMON SANDPIPER

COMMON SANDPIPER

CORMORANT

STONECHAT

JAY

MUM with YOUNG

MUTE SWAN



BLACK-WINGED STILT

BLACK-WINGED STILT