. As we walked out to Low Bar we stopped and scanned the sea as I noticed some gull activity some distance out and saw three Black Throated Divers. As we approached the beach and another scan of the sea at high level we nailed a Red Throated Diver. A tip for anyone with problems with Diver ID is to go on the CBWPS ( Cornwall Bird watching Preservation Society) guided walk at Gerrans Bay, St Mawes usually led by Steve Rogers (Swoptics). Back to today and my main objective was to photograph the Long Tail Duck that had eluded me on three previous occasion. As you can see below a window of around one minute allowed me to capture a few average shots,shutter speed was a problem. Species we saw is as follows 1, LT Duck, 3 BT Divers, 1 RT Diver, 1 Common Scoter, 1 King fisher 2, Chough, 1 GC Grebe, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel 1 Peacock Butterfly, amongst the rest of the common or garden species. We also saw a pod of Dolphin near Halzephron Cove numbering around 20 individuals. I am not that pleased with the results and put it down to movement. Please click on the image to enlarge
Wasp Spiders at Chyverton reserve Cornwall. 21st Aug 2017. - Wasp spider (Argiope) waiting for unsuspecting prey. Which turned out to be a froghopper!
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