Friday, 22 October 2010


Along with the Whoopers this Juv Spoonbill was resident at Hayle Estuary yesterday, an incoming tide thankfully pushed the bird slightly closer for photography.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Whoopers At Hayle

Five Whooper swans comprising of three juvenile and two adults at Hayle Estuary today, along with one Spoonbill we also had a fly over of four White Fronted Geese spotted by Royston Wilkins.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Atlantic Greys

Family time on Sunday so Lisa and I along with our eldest son went to Gwithian to photograph Seal Pups. Unfortunately we didn't find the Pups but witnessed what look like courtship displays. Photography was difficult as we were standing on the cliff top photographing into a shaded bay, please click on the images to enlarge.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Snow Bunting

Four of the Snow Bunting At Sandy Cove Newlyn


Sunday, 10 October 2010

A mixed bag

A mixed bag today at Hayle and a fair days birding around the rest of Cornwall. October is here with temperatures up to 23 Celsius today. Six Little Stint, one Curlew Sandpiper, three Med Gulls amongst other species for me and others had a Black Tern, five Brent Geese and Ruff as per V Stratton.
Bar Tailed Godwit
Little Stint

Bar Tailed Godwit

Three of the six Little Stint at Hayle today

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Macro Little Stint

I called into Marazion late this afternoon and found two juv Little Stint, they were so confiding and allowed close photography. With the high Spring Tides they were feeding in a narrow margin of sand and it was a privilege to see them this close.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Great Diving Wood Sand Piper

Whilst scanning through the images I managed to recover, I found this from the images I took of the Wood Sandpiper at Stithians. I remember trying to grab the Sparrow Hawk action chasing a Wood Sand and thought I had missed the action . I guess this is a Great Diving Wood Sandpiper.