Tuesday, 29 June 2010


No posts for a while but today I visited North Cliffs, at Hells Mouth, near Hayle and this juvenile Kestrel presented itself beautifully, staying on a close cliff face ledge for some time. This young bird not used to humans did not recognise me as a danger but a fly by from its parents with a call, it soon departed.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Midnight Cowboy

These shots are rubbish, but it was a little experiment at shooting in the dark . The Tawny Owl was taken about 1030 pm with my 300mm f2.8 set on f2.8, ISO 800 shutter speed `1/15th of a second and the Bat around the same time with a 18 to 200 zoom, flash and heavily cropped. The Bat is probably a Pipistrelle. Click on the images as they are marginally better enlarged

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Breney Common

These two shots were taken at Breney Common at Bodmin on a field trip with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Photographic Group mainly looking for Marsh Fritillary Butterflies. Click on the images to enlarge

Four Spot Chaser at Breney

Buzzard with Rabbit, Kenidjack. This Buzzard caught me Knapping and armed only with the 18 to 200mm zoom lens resulted in a serious crop.

Saturday, 12 June 2010


It is Butterfly, Dragonfly and Moth time of year, Macro without a Macro lens. I found Moths difficult, the advice I was given is to photograph them in the shade as the scales are reflective and that was good advice. The first is a Pale Tussock and the second a Spectacle.

See the spectacles.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

A few from Pendeen

Manx Shearwater


Monday, 7 June 2010

Cape Cornwall on Sunday Afternoon

We are lucky to have the worlds largest gull. The Greater Black Back Gull

Long distance shot of a Gannet.

You either love them or hate them, The Herring Gull in its true environment is a sttuning bird. In the town to some, is a menace. My business partner has a pair nesting on his roof, freshly showered, suited and booted leaving his house on Saturday evening one of the gulls flew off his roof and crapped all over him.Its a good job he is bald, he didn't have to wash his hair again.

Kestrel, always pleasure to see.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

A Few Damsel Flies

Here are a few Damsel Flies, I know the Beautiful demoiselle but the rest are unfamliar.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

A stroll down the Kenidjack Valley

Sam & I made the most of the good weather this morning and decided to take the camera's down through Kenidjack Valley. I was lucky enough to catch these Whitethroat busily collecting food for their young. The Stonechat popped along and joined in with the singing and calling of the Whitethroats. Meanwhile, Sam on a butterfly hunt managed to find this beautiful common blue butterfly which finally rested long enough for Sam to capture it. We had such an enjoyable walk, we didn't realise until we were heading home that we had been out for 5 hours! The joys of living in such a beautiful part of Cornwall.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Dedicated to the Swallow

We have a pair of Swallows nesting in a neighbours garage and fly over our garden regularly. I am hoping they are successful in rearing young and look forward to their fledge. Please click the image to enlarge