Monday, 23 May 2011

Garden Activity

One reason I don't use slug pellets, this Black bird collects four slugs at a time and rubs the slime off on the concrete path. I guess four slugs equals four chicks.

I fixed a nest box inside our Hawthorn tree during last autumn, and this spring we have breeding Great Tits in the garden. The parents are generally feeding them every two minutes, they are really hard working. I allowed myself one shot of the nest box only, we sit in the garde watching them coming and going, the chicks are in fine voice when the parents bring food.


Starling with young on my neighbours bird table, awful background I'm afraid

Swallow, Sand martin, House Martin And Swift

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Click on the images and make them large for better viewing.

Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)

House Martin,(Delichon urbicum) not the best shot of a House Martin, the image should really show its white rump.

Swift ( Apus apus)

Friday, 20 May 2011

Fulmar Petrel

One of my favourite resident sea birds the Fulmar, I photographed these at the North Cliffs, Nr Gwithian. A Common species and they do check you out, I don't regard them as an easy species to capture on camera.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

One Skylark And Four Sand Martin

I captured these images today at Gwithian, Hayle, and I can tell you that the Sand Martins are difficult to capture.

I had a bit of trouble with Blogger last week, somehow it failed to recognise that I had posted and a few comments left by followers disappeared into cyber space.

Another new blogger on the block, have a look I reckon he should have called it Kilroy Was Here. You can bank on some great images as Jeremy was a category winner of the International Federation Of Wildlife Photographers. Jammy .......

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Comparison images of Temmincks Stint and Little Stint

Yesterday was a rush job, I had a call from Paul Freestone regarding the Temmincks Stint on Ryan's field , Hayle at around 1.30pm, and I was at work. Luckily I have a good business partner so I am able to leave early to capture this species on camera. Another Lifer for me, as most rarities are, I found it difficult to photograph the Temminck's with the light and distance to subject and the colour of the Temmincks Stint as it blended in so well with its background, also I had limited time. I have included a Little Stint I photographed two years ago on Marazion for comparison that is probably juv / first winter. The Temmincks is a rather plain, grey brown in colour and lacks the white stripes of the Little Stint, above all the leg colour of the Temmincks are tinged yellow as opposed to the dark legs of the Little Stint.

Little Stint

Friday, 13 May 2011

Temmincks Stint

A quick three Images of the Temmincks Stint at Ryans Field today.

Thursday, 12 May 2011


Whilst walking to the Black Winged Stilt this Skylark caught my eye and I couldn't resist a quick burst of shots at this amazing bird.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Black Winged Stilt Head Shots

The Black Winged Stilts only stayed a day, the featture of this species are undoubtedly its legs, but I do like head shots so I have excessively cropped some images for this post.

We have got a new blogger on the block, I would recommend you have a good look at this , here is the link .

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Black Winged Stilt

Attention was drawn today to St Gothian Sands, Gwithian when four stunning Black Winged Stilts were found by Paul Freestone et al , what a find. Buffeted by the wind and harsh light everyone snapped away hoping for that perfect shot.

Monday, 2 May 2011

American Golden Plover

I photographed the American Golden Plover at Hayle today, although it was distant I enjoyed capturing the images of the Plover feeding with a summer plumaged Bar Tailed Godwit.