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.
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
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.
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.
Sam and Lisa are keen photographers with a particular interest in birds and wildlife in Cornwall. We have always been interested in photography but the improvements to digital cameras have renewed our interest. We hope you will enjoy viewing our photo blog!
Our equipment is as follows: I shoot with a Nikon D300 and D800e Camera and my lenses are a 300mm F/2.8 VR, 2.0 x Nikon Teleconverter,300 to 800mm Sigma Zoom and an 18 -200mm Nikon Zoom. Lisa has a Nikon D90 with HD Video capabilities and the 18-105mm Nikon Zoom. She also commandeers my lenses when needed! I shoot always in RAW format....