Sunday, 26 February 2012

Water Pipit And Glaucous Gull

Marazion And Newlyn today to catch up with the overwintering Water Pipit and Glaucous Gull,. Lisa and I spent a couple of hours  at Marazion looking and waiting for the Water Pipit. Finally in it came and I managed to get off a couple of shots. At Newlyn we found the Glaucous Gull on the Lighthouse pier( thanks to Steve Rogers for the info) and the access to it was from Sandy Cove.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Photograph Group

More from Sunday's field trip, this confiding Black Redstart was one of three found by Ian Stewart at Penzance.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Fresh Newlyn Crab

Today was a good day, a field trip with the Cornwall wildlife trust photographic group. We visited Marazion reserve and although two Water Pipits and the Bittern was seen I dipped on all. A group of us relocated to Penzance for Purple Sandpipers usually seen around the jubilee pool, as usual they were there with the Turnstones and some Dunlin. For me the highlight was the two Eider Ducks feeding on crab quite close to the shore.They would dive and catch the crabs then throw them around to break their legs and claws off before swallowing the main body part.