Sunday, 27 November 2011

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Photograph Group

Today I attended a field meeting with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Photographic Group, I didn't have a lot of success but I put that down to too much chatting. Here are a couple of shots of a Kestrel and shot of some of the group,also spot the Ring Necked Duck

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

More images from Hayle ( Dunlin And Grey Plover

All common but good tosee and photograph. Dunlin and Grey Plover.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Pale Bellied Brent Geese

Me and my son Simon went to Hayle this afternoon and captured these Pale Bellied Brent Geese at Carnsew Basin at Hayle.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Cranes On The Horizon

Lisa and I went down to the Lizard peninsula today in hope of connecting with the visiting six Cranes. I had heard that  Steve Rogers (SW Optics) was also on the hunt for them so I phoned him from Lisa' mobile and his directions was spot on. He said they had flown and he was tracking them around the Kennack Sands area. I stayed around the original location and within twenty minutes they had returned. We viewed them from the road that ran by Little Trethvas farm towards Cadgwith and on to Grade, I would say around 300 to 400 metres past Little Trethvas and they are located in  maize stubble (corn on the cob) on the right hand side. Photography was difficult as I was fighting the light, basically shooting into the sun and they were distant, the 800mm lens helped immensely.

Saturday, 12 November 2011


Work has seriously clipped my wings and confined me to weekend birding, today I managed to connect with the female juvenile Bufflehead at Loe Bar. First found by George Jefferys on the Lizard peninsular and allowed some wonderful photographic moments for Steve Rogers and all. Unfortunately for me the Bufflehead confined itself to mostly the mid-water section of Loe Pool viewed from Degibna, so the distance was significant, it was mobile and elusive but I managed to grab a couple of reasonable record shots.I have also included a couple of shots of Northern Shoveler duck who were far more confiding.With all these American species visiting our county my Daughter in Law must be happy as she was born in America, to an American Mother and a Cornish father.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Great White Egret

I had a couple of much appreciated phone calls today with news of a Great White Egret arrival at Marazion. I arrived only to see the bird fly into the reeds. John Chapel who saw the Egret fly in marked its landing place in the reeds, so we all lined up and played the waiting game. Within half an hour it flew up out of the reeds and went west.